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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:33 AM   #51
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It seems Apple has forgotten Scandinavia. Still no iTunes Match here
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:43 AM   #52
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It many of these countries people can't even afford a normal mobile phone let alone an iPhone.
Your kidding right? I live in Israel and tons of people have iPhones and we've had iTunes and app store for awhile do I dunno what this article is talking about
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:57 AM   #53
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I can't imagine not having had access to iTunes Stores for so long.
I can't wait for the advertisements.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:01 AM   #54
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Finally in India!!! Good news for people in India!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:06 AM   #55
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I wish Apple expanded not just geoographically, but in terms of audio quality too. I would be happy to purchase all my music through Apple in the iTunes Store if they offered lossless compression. Where I live in Europe the iTunes Store has been available for a long time, but paying for lossy compression is a no go for me.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:10 AM   #56
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New in Jordan?

I don't think so. I live in Jordan and have been buying music over iTunes for a long time. I'm not sure why they are saying they just launched it here.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:22 AM   #57
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Surprised some of the countries on that list even allow people to have internet access
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:04 AM   #58
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As a content owner I'm thrilled. Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia... Very interesting for us. This is great.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:11 AM   #59
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iPhone 5 will cost about USD $1,600 in Brazil.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:24 AM   #60
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When did Russia and Turkey become European? They are definitely on the continental side of Asia. You could say they are part of Eurasia, but definitely not Europe.
I don't want to derail the discussion but the distinction is not at all definitive. Despite the fact that a great majority of its landmass being in what is considered Asia, Turkey is a founding member of the Council of Europe, a member of the OECD and a candidate to the EU.

I am not saying Turkey is definitively a European country, but just that classifying it as such is not beyond reasonable.

Anyway, off-topic. Great news though.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:45 AM   #61
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"Kazakhstan,"

Great success!
Kazakhstan, greatest country in the world
All other countries are run by little girls
Kazakhstan, number one exporter of potassium
Other countries have inferior potassium

Kazakhstan home of dip**** swimming pool.
Its length 30 meter, width six meter
Filtration system a marvel to behold
It remove 18% of human solid waste

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
From Plains of Darashik to Northern fence of Jewtown.
Kazakhstan friend of all except Uzbekistan.
A very nosy people with bone in their brain.

Kazakhstan industry best in world.
We invented toffee and trouser pants.
Kazakhstan's prostitutes cleanest in the region.
Except of course for too many scars

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, you very nice place.
From Plains of Darashik to Northern fence of Jewtown.

Come grasp the mighty penis of our leader.
From junction with the testes to tip of its face!
O Kazakstan is the best song ever.
Sacha, I kneel before you.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:59 AM   #62
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I get that they are physically on both continents. That's why I'm ok with it being Eurasian. But when 90% of a country is in Asia and it's considered a European country, that seems pretty odd to me.

And thanks for the maps... Google is hard.
I'm from Turkey and I always found this weird too
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As a content owner I'm thrilled. Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia... Very interesting for us. This is great.
Unless your content features a picture of a woman showing a little ankle, or makes a vague reference to alcohol, then it's banned in Saudi Arabia
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:09 AM   #64
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iPhone 5 will cost about USD $1,600 in Brazil.
That sucks man.
Any idea why electronics is so expensive in Brazil?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:23 AM   #65
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Besides being obviously beneficial to Apple, this is also an example of spreading parts of North American culture and experiences outside of politics to the world. There is a craving for our cultural and artistic content.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:43 AM   #66
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I'm from Turkey and I always found this weird too
Both Russia and Turkey have heavily impacted europeean history and are normally considered to be european countries. Besides both Moscow and Istanbul are 1st tier European cities.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:50 AM   #67
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In India too! i just couldn't believe it so I went and subscribe for it and instantly my bank gave me the sms for Rs. 1200 transaction, then i realized it, HELL its about time.
Aaaaand its pretty cheap here in India. unbelievably cheap. i spent Rs.650 in college days to get those Metallica CDs now its just Rs. 140.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:54 AM   #68
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It many of these countries people can't even afford a normal mobile phone let alone an iPhone.
Most Americans can't afford a BMW, yet here we are with dealerships anyway. Isn't the market grand?

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iPhone 5 will cost about USD $1,600 in Brazil.
Isn't that the problem with most electronics in Brazil due to their wild tax structure?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:54 AM   #69
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Israel! Finally! hope Apple will understand how much we want Movies, Hebrew support for Siri, iWork RTL support etc., and most important - Apple Store, here in Israel.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:56 AM   #70
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Both Russia and Turkey have heavily impacted europeean history and are normally considered to be european countries. Besides both Moscow and Istanbul are 1st tier European cities.
While Turkey's & Russia's landmass is mostly found is Asia, there are parts in Europe.

I have an uncle from Turkey. Great guys. Will schmooze you to death if given the chance. If any of you ever travel to Istanbul, I highly suggest the Grand Bazaar & Blue Mosque.

Back on topic, yay iTunes in more countries!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 09:05 AM   #71
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"Kazakhstan,"

Great success!
EXACTLY!

Still no Vatican City!

BTW: The smallest country in the world!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 09:23 AM   #72
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It many of these countries people can't even afford a normal mobile phone let alone an iPhone.

I am guessing you are not widely traveled.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 09:36 AM   #73
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If Apple brings TV shows to Ireland I'll love them forever. Seriously. We (finally) got commercial, non-Gutenberg iBooks titles in 2011, which was great. TV shows in Ireland would complete the whole store experience for us. Shouldn't be hugely difficult for Apple given that the UK has TV shows and frequently whatever the UK has, it doesn't take long to iron things out to get them in Ireland.

Anyway, great news for all those countries! What would be interesting would be to see how many countries the iTunes store is still not available in.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 09:40 AM   #74
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That's great!

I'm just waiting for them to open the Kuwaiti store though.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 09:42 AM   #75
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That's very good considering that iDevices were 70% of Apple's revenue. Now at least the iTunes Store will increase at least 2-3% and bring down the iDevices to 67-68%
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