Apple plans to launch the iBookstore in Brazil ahead of its media event tomorrow, according to a new report by BlogDoiPhone (translated).
The store is not currently live (update below), but screenshots of its existence are above and below. BlogDoiPhone noted a few books have begun to appear in Brazilian Portuguese when doing a search. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, for instance, now has a live link.
Many rumors indicate Apple will have a strong focus on education at its media event tomorrow, and recent leaks on iBooks 3.0, coupled with today’s news about the iBookstore rolling out to Brazil, seems to back those reports.
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Update 1: Some of our readers claim the iBookstore is now up and running in Brazil and other Latin American countries:
Luigui Moterani (@luiguimoterani) October 22, 2012
@9to5mac I can confirm that the iBook store in the Colombian market is operative. Still hiding from the main page but operative nonetheless.—
betopapepo (@betocreativo) October 22, 2012
Update 2: MacRumors just noticed the iBookstore is launching in a slew of new countries, including: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.