September 28, 2011
While the iTunes Music Store has been available for quite a long time for many of our readers, it could soon debut in additional countries very soon. The Store could soon be introduced in ten additional European Union (EU) countries as early as next week. according to MacRumors. Of the 27 EU countries, 12 currently do not have the iTunes Music Store. Of these, 10 could soon get the service. These include: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungry, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Left out would be Cyprus and Malta, due to their “geographic isolation” and “smallest populations.” While all EU member states have the App Store, the countries mentioned above have yet to gain the iTunes Music Store because of licensing restrictions. The iTunes Music Store is currently available in 24 countries. Therefore, the addition of ten would be a substantial increase.