International

Apple expands Volume Purchase Program to 9 new countries

Last night, Apple posted a public notice to its dev center regarding the addition of 9 new countries to its Volume Purchase Program. The additions include France, Germany and the UK.

The Program, which was previously only available in the US, allows businesses and educational institutions to purchase and distribute apps and iBooks in bulk, at a significant discount…

Apple rolls out Movies in The Cloud to more than 30 new countries

Apple sure has been busy today. Hot on the heels of this morning’s iTunes Match expansion, it appears that the company has added movies to its iTunes in the Cloud feature for users in 30+ new countries.

Folks from the UK, Ireland, Brazil and other areas are reporting that they are now able to stream previously-purchased films to their iOS devices, using iCloud. Keep reading to see if your country made the list…

Vancouver hotel replacing guest phones with iPhones

Hotels offer a wide range of amenities for guests-on-the-go. This includes on-site pools, Wi-Fi, bars, and workout rooms. But for one Canadian hotel, this also includes complimentary iPhones.

That’s right, the Opus hotel in Vancouver has started replacing the landline telephones in each of its rooms, with iPhones. And even better, guests can carry the handsets throughout their entire stay…

Apple rolls out iTunes Store and other services to 12 new countries

It appears that Apple is continuing its aggressive international push this week. Just a few days after launching the App Store in 32 new markets, the company is now looking to roll out its iTunes Store into 7 new Asian countries.

Update: this article and its title have been updated to reflect Apple’s official announcement…

Apple opens up the App Store to 32 new countries

During the WWDC keynote last week, Tim Cook announced that Apple was planning to open up the App Store to 32 new countries sometime this month.
Yesterday, the company made good on that promise. Apple sent out an email to developers last night announcing the following new App Store markets…

Discover places abroad with International Locations for Siri

While iPhone 4S owners in the U.S. enjoy a host of location-based Siri functions, folks outside the country are out of luck. Try going to the UK and asking Siri where the nearest McDonalds is, and you’re sure to get shot down.

But as usual, the jailbreak community has figured out a way to make up for Apple’s shortcomings. A new AssistantExtensions plugin, International Locations for Siri, allows you to perform location-based searches abroad…

Apple renames ‘iPad Wi-Fi + 4G’ to ‘iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular’ in several countries

Well it looks like after months of fighting with the Australian government, and several other organizations, Apple has finally broken down and removed the ‘4G’ branding from its tablet.

9to5Mac made the discovery just a few moments ago, pointing out that the one time named ‘iPad Wi-FI + 4G’ tablet model has been renamed to ‘iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular’ in Apple’s online store…

Apple launching new iPad in 30 additional countries this weekend

As noted by MacRumors, Apple appears to be preparing to roll out its new iPad to a number of new countries this weekend. The company added a total of 30 new countries to its iPad selection page, including Brazil and Argentina.

Apple has been extremely agressive with its international rollout of the new tablet, and this week’s move will nearly double the amount of countries in which the third-generation iPad is available. Keep reading for more details..

The new iPad becomes available in nine more countries today

As noted by TheNextWeb, Apple is launching its latest iPad in nine new countries today. This means that the tablet is now available in 30 countries within less than 60 days of hitting the market, making it one of Apple’s fastest international product rollouts ever.

Apple missed iPad sales projections by nearly a million units last quarter. But between the upcoming educational buying season and increased availability, that shouldn’t happen again. Keep reading for a full list of the new countries…

The new iPad to launch in 24 more countries this Friday

It’s no secret that Apple’s new tablet has been an overwhelming success thus far. The company announced yesterday that it sold more than three million iPads during its opening weekend — a new record for tablet sales.

But perhaps even more impressive is the amount of iPads that are still available. Retailers still have tons of the tablets on hand, and Apple is looking to launch the new iPad in 24 more countries this Friday…

Rumor: Siri to Gain Support for Chinese, Japanese and Russian Next Month

Siri, iOS’s newest personal assistant feature available on the iPhone 4S, currently has support for English (United States, United Kingdom and Australia dialects), German, and French.

Apple has already promised new languages on their Siri support page, but today, a new report from DoNews (via Tech in Asia) says that Siri will be gaining support for Chinese, Japanese, and Russian next month.

Apple Launches iTunes Match in 19 More Countries

Apple continues to expand their reach with iTunes Match, launching in 19 more countries today with a focus on the Baltic states, Latin America, and the Netherlands. Today’s launch of new territory brings a total of 37 countries that Apple now has their cloud music service available in.