9to5Mac posted about iTunes Music going live in Turkey and Lebanon about 5 hours ago ahead of the iTunes event in Russia. I’m beyond excited because Music and Films are now available in India as well. The pricing is great. Songs are about $0.22-$0.27 (12-15 rupees) each. Films are available to rent in HD for $2.2 (120 rupees) and to buy in HD for $9 (490 rupees). Unfortunately paid books aren’t available here as yet. One step at a time.
It is good to see Apple pricing their media here sensibly. Flyte by Flipkart has similar prices and only allows you to download your songs 3-4 times and many songs don’t have proper tags and artwork. Buying on iTunes is a much better deal with no download limit and proper tagging with album artwork. iTunes Match is live at 1200 rupees a year Go ahead and launch that previously useless iTunes App on your iOS device and enjoy yourself. The catalogue is pretty great right now. Also you can finally use Recall in India now.