Apple adds iTunes App Store in 33 more countries

Apple adds iTunes App Store in 33 more countries

Apple has sent out a note to developers telling them they can now peddle their iTunes App Store wares in an additional 33 countries, namely:

Algeria, 
Angola, 
Anguilla, 
Antigua and Barbuda, 
Azerbaijan, 
Bahamas
, Bahrain, 
Barbados, 
Belarus, 
Belize, 
Bermuda, 
Bolivia, 
British Virgin Islands, 
Brunei
, Cayman Islands, 
Cyprus, 
Dominica, 
Ghana, 
Grenada
, Guyana
, Iceland, 
Montserrat, 
Nigeria, 
Oman
, St. Kitts and Nevis, 
St. Lucia
, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, 
Suriname, 
Tanzania, 
Trinidad and Tobago
, Turks and Caicos, 
Uzbekistan, 
Yemen

I believe Apple previously announced the App Store in 90 countries, so this would make 123. It will be interesting to see what type of app availability (especially games, which still aren't available in some existing countries due to local ratings and content rules). It will also be interesting to see, in light of how much money Apple is making internationally, whether any of their competitors will start raising their own outside-the-US-of-A games.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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There are 8 comments. Add yours.

Paladio Uchoviny says:

its poor deal you only have some things so whats the deal??

Kuzma says:

GO UZBEKISTAN! We now have an alternative to installous!

Leaha says:

Un grand bravo a Patrick qui a pris la peine de faire cette vide9o en frane7ais et en anglais (j'e9tais assez e9tonne9 d'ailleurs), meame en drheos de e7a c'est un avis plutf4t inte9ressant mais de toute fae7on quoi qu'on dise de l'iPad en bon ou en mauvais je vais l'acheter ! (j'suis pourtant pas fanboy d'Apple, e7a sera mon premier objet pomme9)

iDonev says:

I'm glad that Apple's pushing their Stores to as many countries as possible.
For all people who live in a country with limited or no iTunes Store availability: You can always create a US/UK/etc account without any bank information and then get gift cards off eBay or a similar site.

خالد says:

I don't know why but I prefer to use the US store even that I'm living in Canada

Cyrilomojefe says:

iTunes apps in Nigeria? I'm going crazy right now. For years, I was waiting for this and of-course wondering why Apple has not look into this for a country of over 140 million people. It's very amazing! Well Big Apple, Thanks

Cyril Omojefe says:

iTunes apps in Nigeria? I'm going crazy right now. For years, I was waiting for this and of-course wondering why Apple has not look into this for a country of over 140 million people. It's very amazing! Well Big Apple, Thanks

Katarinne says:

I must say, as very much as I enjoyed rendaig what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a while. Its as if you had a fantastic grasp around the topic matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from a lot more than 1 angle. Or maybe you shouldnt generalise so significantly. Its better if you think about what others may have to say instead of just going for a gut reaction to the subject. Think about adjusting your own believed process and giving others who may read this the benefit of the doubt.