December 12, 2012
For the first time, iTunes is offering movie purchases and rentals in Israel, Turkey, and 40 additional countries, according to AppleInsider. Although content varies by country, "many" of the stores are showing films from Disney, Sony, and their subsidiaries. Additionally, some countries are not currently showing movie rentals or high-definition content. On Dec. 4, iTunes arrived in 56 new countries including Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa. However, this is the first time that movie content has been confirmed. In total, 119 countries now have access to the iTunes store. Countries now being offered movie content are:
Apple first introduced movie purchases in a limited number of iTunes stores in 2006. Two years later, movie rentals began.
- Europe: Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine
- Africa, the Middle East and India: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Botswana, Cape Verde, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Uganda and Zimbabwe
- Asia Pacific: Indonesia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago