Apple has announced that it is continuing its roll out of the iTunes Store, this time targeting Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan & nine additional countries in Asia. The Asian iTunes Stores will feature a selection of local as well as international music from all the major labels and thousands of independent labels too.
Apple is bringing the iTunes Store to music fans in Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Customers can also rent or purchase movies from the iTunes Store, with many available in stunning HD, from major studios including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures. The iTunes Store joins the revolutionary App Store™ which offers more than 650,000 apps to consumers in 155 countries.
The iTunes Store is now available in over 150 countries. That is very impressive.
In iOS, Apple is presenting that content in the lean and mean iTunes app, with separate apps for the App Store, iBooks, iTunes U, and now Podcasts as well.
iTunes for Windows and Mac, however, is now trying to do too much. What started out as a simple way to sync music to your iPod has developed into an app that works as a one-stop-shop for everything, as well as a cross-platform sync client, content management tool, device management tool, and more. It's been added to relentlessly over the last five years, and now that it has to do all that for more people than ever, I have to wonder where the breaking point will be?
Source: Apple PR