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Apple Opens Web Store to Russia

by Todd Haselton | June 26, 2013June 26, 2013 10:00 pm PDT


Apple’s online storefront is now available to customers in Russia. Prior to today Russian consumers were not able to order Apple products directly from Apple’s website in their home country, and instead had to order from other outlets. Apple doesn’t have a physical store in Russia yet, either, so the online store is even more noteworthy.

Apple officially launched iTunes in Russia early last year and it’s a budding new market for the company. It also recently applied for the iWatch trademark in Russia, though the company has yet to announce any such plans for launching the wearable technology. 9to5Mac said Apple is also interested in obtaining land to open a physical Apple Store retail outlet, though it’s unclear when such a store will make its debut.

The new online storefront has a smattering of Apple products pictured and it’s selling everything from the iPhone 5 to iPods and Mac computers, and even iPod cases with the Russian flag pictured on them.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...