It's no secret that China is one of Apple's most important markets, and today Apple is giving the country more entertainment services to match the growing demand for its hardware. Apple Music, the iBooks store, and iTunes movies are now all available in China, with Apple touting local and international content on all three services.
"Customers in China love the App Store and have made it our largest market in the world for app downloads," says internet software and services SVP Eddy Cue in a statement. "One of the top requests has been more great content and we're thrilled to bring music, movies and books to China, curated by a local team of experts."
Apple Music will cost 10 yuan ($1.57) a month in China following the same three-month free trial period as seen in the rest of the world. iTunes movies start from 5 yuan ($0.79) for HD rentals and 18 yuan ($2.83) for HD purchases, while paid iBooks start from as little as 0.5 yuan (8 cents). The Taking of Tiger Mountain, a Chinese blockbuster movie from late last year, will be free to all iTunes users in China for a limited time.