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iTunes finally opens its doors to the Philippines

...and several other Asian countries
by Neps Firmalan | Jun 27, 2012
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Yep, you read that right, Techies, iTunes is now finally and officially available here in the Philippines. We might have waited for a long time for this but, hey, we're not complaining, and neither are our Apple-lovin' kababayans.

Now you could download goodies such as music, books, and even movies from iTunes worry-free. However, it looks like the content is still pretty limited as of press time although we're expecting Apple to populate it even more once more people hear about this. The good news is the prices over at the Philippines iTunes store are relatively lower than those found on its counterpart in the US of A (so far at least). Songs will go for as low as $0.69 each while albums seem to start at $4.49. For movies, SD (standard definition) titles are at $14.99 and HD versions go up to almost $20. Also, as expected, iTunes Philippines will offer local content. For example, there's an OPM section where you can get local songs, for a price of course.

Aside from the Philippines, other Asian countries such as Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, and Taiwan are now part of the mix. Looks like we (and our neighbors) are now becoming more and more visible as potentially profitable markets in Apple's radar, no?

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