Tech giant Apple has launched its iTune Store in 12 Asian markets today. From now people in Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Laos, Macau, Malaysia and Philippines will be able to purchase music from iTune store.
Apple will be able to make more money by this move, said people close to the matter. The company sold more than 16 billion songs so far worldwide on the online store.
iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro laptop users in Asia have welcomed the desired iTunes Store. “What took them so long?” said Chen Wei Li, a Singaporean.
“I personally am looking to download some music off the iTunes store,” he added.
“Having promoted the Asian music industry around the world for nearly eight years, we are genuinely excited about today’s iTunes announcement and look forward to welcoming more digital entertainment platforms and services to the region soon,” said Jasper Donat, the Hong Kong-based president of Music Matters.
Apple, however, didn’t include China, India and Indonesia in the list. “We’re always working to bring the iTunes Store to more customers around the world, as conditions permit,” Apple said when it was asked about not counting the Asian giants.