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Apple's iBookstore to expand to 18 new countries tonight at 'iPad mini' event

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Apple's iBookstore to expand to 18 new countries tonight at 'iPad mini' event
The Apple iPad mini event will be livestreamed on Apple TV in what’s a first for Apple, and now that we know that the focus of the event will be education, one of the last pieces of the puzzle falls in - Apple will expand its iBookstore to 18 new countries.

Apple will open its book store for tons of Latin American markets, so expect to hear also about some Spanish-language content. Here is the list of new countries the iBookstore is expected to arrive at:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.


"The books aren't immediately available in the new areas," a publisher who saw the new markets appear in iTunes said. "iTunes Connect is showing their status as pending for contract reasons, although I'm quite certain they'll trigger to available during tomorrow's keynote. This is quite a big jump for iBooks."

Just yesterday we looked at the way Apple has the strongest entertainment ecosystem in all aspects except for books where Amazon is clearly in the lead. That is a pretty big move for Cupertino now, and it’s quickly catching up. Let’s wait to see if it gets official later on today.

source: Apple Insider

Apple's iBookstore to expand to 18 new countries tonight at 'iPad mini' event

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:52 3

1. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Who cares?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:42 3

2. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Millions care, and it seems u do too as u took time to open the article read it scroll down click to post, then post something. I guess u have no idea how big a business online reading is, or how profitable iBooks has been. Maybe u should find out instead of just running off at the mouth.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:41 2

5. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Apple is really not a value provider. I mean one of the highest sales of Apple products are in the Middle East because people have the money to spend here even though Apple products are sold as much as 40% higher compared to the US.
what's the point of owning an apple product when half its services arent available to us?
Apple Sucks!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:48

6. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


K thanx for the info

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:49

7. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


I'm sure you'll b on every apple article today saying that

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:04

10. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


We don't care about your honorable opinions..
Go to hell!!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:09

13. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Lol go to hell cuz I'm not agreeing with u, and dissing apple? Lmao

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 00:52

18. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


F.OFf....

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:50

20. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


F off lmao. Such class...when someone doesn't agree with u, u cuss them out lmao.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:04

11. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


you're welcome for the education buddy and yes when I am free I comment on articles on PA, if all of them happen to be Apple articles I will voice out my opinion, in favor or against, as I feel about thaat article.

Am i crossing any lines here...if not then we shouldn't have a problem

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:15

14. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


I can't wait to read em lmao

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 11:51 1

16. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


dude stop trolling the article's not about me or do you have nothing better in life to do than to troll on my comments...do my comments add meaning to your otherwise meaningless life??
You're free to red all of my comments and if you have anything of value to add, either in favor or against my opinion, its welcome but dont troll by just posting lame comments directed at me...its just beneath people to do suck kinda stuff....so SCRAM!

Stop trollin...go troll somewhere else

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:12 1

17. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Just ignore the troll, he pretends to be the voice of reason but supports the apple trolls and thinks he can decide who can comment.

His arrogance, immaturity and lack of any tech knowledge shines through every comment he makes

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 04:06 1

19. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Not mention a lack of direction, a sense of purpose and I am guessing a lack of general hygiene foolishly thinking an APPLE a day will keep the doctor away :)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:53

21. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Lol u two guys crack me up man. Phenom and chaoticrazr. U guys rock man lmao.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 11:43

15. xtremesv (Posts: 193; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Actually you're right I live in one of those countries and I don't care about iBooks because we've bought from Kindle and Kobo for many years now. Apple is late.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:00

3. desijatt (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


i'm thinking to buy ipad mini if its not overpriced. I think its not gonna happen...

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:04

4. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


It should have a pretty competitive price point.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 09:27 1

8. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Sometime back someone was apparently made to say "PIZZA IS A VEGETABLE" (but that failed to give a boost to PIZZA sales) so now same folks would say IPAD Mini is a BOOK ... bribe your way to higher sales ... :)

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 09:46

9. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Uhhhhhh...yeahhhh

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:04

12. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


PORN?

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