Apple to launch Russian iTunes Store with tracks under $0.99

Apple has plans to launch an iTunes store for the Russian users later this year or maybe in the early 2013, According to local business newspaper, the Russian iTunes Store shall offer music cheaper as compared to the US Store. licensing deals are still in the pipeline, the Cupertino, Calif. digital music giant is expected to introduce music costing under $0.99, the newspaper says.

According to IDC there have been a massive growth in sales of iPhones and iPad in the Russia based Apple Stores, in Russia smartphone’s comprise just 25 percent of the Russian mobile market. However the iPhone itself represents nine percent of that small market. Apple is all set to break out of its United States and European-centric iTunes Store projects. After more than ten years, the company has reached out to the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries. In late 2011.

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