The iBookstore has recently launched in 18 new countries, including New Zealand, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Less than 24 hours remains until Apple is expected to unveil its new, small-size iPad, which some have noted will be marketed with a strong emphasis on e-book reading, and the company’s popular iBookstore.
Just a couple of days ago, we heard that Apple potentially leaked iBooks 3.0 in the iTunes App Store. If this indeed happens, it seems a new version of iBooks is set to launch in the coming days, or weeks, which will be compatible with the purported “iPad mini.” Now, ahead of the launch event, New Zealand and 17 Latin American countries can access the iBookstore, and the paid iBooks it offers, on their iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.
The full list of new markets we’ve spotted so far includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.
Do be sure to check back with us for all of Apple’s iPad mini-related news, as it’s unveiled. The event is set to begin at 1 p.m. EDT, but we’ll be rocking a pre-show from 12 noon. See you then!