App Store Launches in 32 New Countries

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Tim Cook announced that the App Store would be launching in 32 additional countries this month, bringing the total number of countries with App Store access to 155. As documented in the country-selection page within the iTunes Store, those 32 new markets are now available, although Apple has yet to update its support page listing which iTunes Store content is available in which countries.

    [​IMG]


    The vast majority of new countries are located in Apple's African and Asian markets, with the exception of Albania and Ukraine in Europe. The full list of new App Store countries includes: Albania, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

    Article Link: App Store Launches in 32 New Countries
     
  2. macrumors member

    GoldMan

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Location:
    Europe
  3. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Location:
    USA
  4. macrumors 68000

    kockgunner

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    #4
    Denmark doesn't have one yet? Wow. I wonder why it took so long to bring the App Store to these countries and how well the iPhone sold with only stock apps available.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    Hastings101

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Location:
    K
    #5
    Clearly the Republic of the Congo is a much more profitable market
     
  6. dra
    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    #6
    might be legal and tax issues for Denmark , Congo tax free :)

    ----------

    Good to See PNG and Fiji there i know alot of companies that been waiting for that. time to make me some apps :)
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    #7
    Dont understand why peope care about app store availability. U.S. store s ALWAYS available wherever ou are...just scroll to the bottom of iTunes registration page and change flag to U.s.
     
  8. dra
    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    #8
    and how will external countries pay for their app purchases with a non-us card ?
     
  9. macrumors 601

    Yvan256

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Location:
    Canada
    #9
    Won't somebody think of JPEG and GIF?

    Oh wait, not that PNG. :p
     
  10. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    #10
    Nice, but they need to add Apple online stores to more countries.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

    Viper2005

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Canada
    #11
    eBay.
    Look up US iTunes gift card
    Win.
     
  12. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    #12
    It has something to do with payment.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    #13
    Ah yes..one tiny lttle insignficant little issue lol

    Or maybe use US itunes card sold for profit at freign stores...
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    #14
    Why haven't they updated the map of Africa to include the South Sudan split from Sudan? Is this the case in Apple Maps too? :confused:
     
  15. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Denmark
    #15
    I think you are mistaking the App Store with an AppLE Store ;)
     
  16. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Location:
    Detroit
    #16
    Is Africa the most divided continent on the planet?
     
  17. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #17
    Yes
     
  18. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Bangkok, Thailand
    #18
    Cambodia and Laos?? Where is Thailand! Please come to Thailand!!!

    "Authorized" dealers and distributors here have unbearable service!! :mad:
     
  19. brdeveloper, Jun 21, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2012

    macrumors 68020

    brdeveloper

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Location:
    Brasil
    #19
    I hope they'll pay local taxes instead of just launching stores in native languages that sell in US dolar and in practice are american stores translated to other languages. It's like a brazilian person, living in Brazil, buying stuff from an Amazon site translated to portuguese. This is nothing different to contraband.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Location:
    Mumbai (India)
    #20
    Music Store ! please

    Any music store shower...over India...
     
  21. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    #21
    Jerrycards = US App Store Worldwide, if you know what I mean ;)
     
  22. macrumors 6502

    Chumburro2U

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Location:
    I Love L.A.
    #22
    What about us!?!

    What about Antartica!?!?! :roll eyes: :p
     
  23. macrumors regular

    marioguarneros

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Location:
    UK
    #23
    APP store NOT APPLE store...

    I can see that a lot of people have misunderstood the article, they are talking about the APP store (apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod) not APPLE store (hardware and software such as Macs and MBP's) Also in some countries we have only online versions of the Apple store but no physical retail shops.
     
  24. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
  25. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011

Share This Page