Music fans in Mexico are hoping Apple will launch the iTunes Store in their country soon, as the company opens up a dedicated online retail site for Mexico.

The company this week launched its new online Apple Store for Mexico, meaning Mexicans can finally get hold of Apple kit in their country direct from Apple, rather than via local dealers or requiring to visit the US.

Apple let Mexican users know of its new online retail presence in an email distributed on 20 November, the anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, which saw popular resistance to the regime of the dictator, Porfirio Díaz.

The launch of the online store has generated a wave of optimism among Mexican Mac users, hoping the move means Apple will soon open an iTunes Store in the country - and perhaps make the iPhone available there, too.

Thanks to reader, Jorge Gonzalez for the tip.