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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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iTunes Music Store Going Live in Russia and Turkey




In line with reports of an Apple media event in Moscow tomorrow where the company has been rumored to be officially introducing the iTunes Music Store for Russia, it now appears that the store has started to go live in both Russia and Turkey.

iTunes Music Store live in Russia (left) and Turkey (right)
With the iPhone 5 set to launch in both countries on December 14, Apple also looks to be interested in expanding its hardware and content sales in the countries in a variety of ways. Apple is already hiring for future retail stores in Turkey, and the company has reportedly been looking to begin direct sales in Russia, bypassing distributors and potentially looking at opening its own retail stores in the country in the future.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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Hey!

This is one of those days I have been waiting...

At the end, we are getting three Apple Stores and iTunes Music Store Turkey is launching. Cheers!

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And I can confirm it's available right now on my Mac. So far only the main page is working well, songs are not listed but it's officially not out yet

And movie store seems to be launching as well however the book store doesn't seem to be launching.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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0,89 TL ? Seriously? That's 38 euro cents.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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Will they have Gangham Style in their store?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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Great! Now everybody can get their own copy of Pu$$y Riot!
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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Whoa

That means people in Turkey can finally buy my recording? Or Russia too?

Fantastic!

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:38 PM   #8
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0,89 TL ? Seriously? That's 38 euro cents.
That's quite a difference. I have to pay 0,99€ here. If I lived in Turkey, I would have two songs for that, almost three in fact.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:47 PM   #10
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Actually, we have 2 more stores here in Turkey.TTnet Muzik and Turkcell Muzik. Prices are higher in iTunes. For TTnet, if you subscribe 3tl / month you will get 100 songs. But libraries just suck. Bu for iTunes, Prices are soo great for printed versions of dvds / blurays and music.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:57 PM   #11
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:06 PM   #12
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In Russia, music listen to YOU!

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:08 PM   #13
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What about Vatican City?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:21 PM   #14
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Finally!! Can't get it to open from my Mac though. It has opened on my iPhone and i bought the first song ever. i have been waiting for this day since the day i got my first iPod and learnt that there was a store. And now we wait for the actual store...

Thanks for finally investing here Apple! You will not regret.

BTW 0.89 TL isn't really that cheap. People are so used to piracy here, hoping iTunes to get popular and kill that low quality stuff but people might say why buy when i can torrent it.

Hope not.

Also i want a TV Shows section and a movie section with large database.

Really happy!
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:31 PM   #15
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I wonder if someday Apple will open a retail store in Mexico...
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:33 PM   #16
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Finally!! Can't get it to open from my Mac though. It has opened on my iPhone and i bought the first song ever. i have been waiting for this day since the day i got my first iPod and learnt that there was a store. And now we wait for the actual store...

Thanks for finally investing here Apple! You will not regret.

BTW 0.89 TL isn't really that cheap. People are so used to piracy here, hoping iTunes to get popular and kill that low quality stuff but people might say why buy when i can torrent it.

Hope not.

Also i want a TV Shows section and a movie section with large database.

Really happy!
It's always so nice to hear excitement from people who are as interested as technology as we all are, and actually appreciate it as the blessing it is by getting access to it for the first time. I hope that people will wait a few more hours before they start complaining about their inane problems here in the USA again, and take note of the tone of this post.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 05:40 PM   #17
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Finally!! Can't get it to open from my Mac though. It has opened on my iPhone and i bought the first song ever. i have been waiting for this day since the day i got my first iPod and learnt that there was a store. And now we wait for the actual store...

Thanks for finally investing here Apple! You will not regret.

BTW 0.89 TL isn't really that cheap. People are so used to piracy here, hoping iTunes to get popular and kill that low quality stuff but people might say why buy when i can torrent it.

Hope not.

Also i want a TV Shows section and a movie section with large database.

Really happy!

sorry to disappoint you, but you got it all wrong on piracy pal. ****** quality is the 2000 thing.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:08 PM   #18
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iTunes Music is now available in Israel too
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:40 PM   #20
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Finally now I can sell my balalaika songs to iComrades! :D
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 07:58 PM   #21
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Turkish mobile operators confirm Dec 14th for iPhone 5 launch

All three Turkish GSM operators today officially announced the Dec. 14th launch date for iPhone 5. No word on pricing or contract terms yet, as usual. They all wait for the last minute to announce the price until when they try to find out about one and others prices.

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