From Albania to Zimbabwe, App Store now available in 32 additional countries
During the WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the already expansive iTunes App Store would be adding 32 more countries to the list -- and so they have.
Users can now buy, and developers can now sell, iPhone and iPad apps in Albania, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Sao Tome e Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.
According to Aleksandr of UkrainianiPhone, all types of apps appear to be there, and the top lists are populating, but redeem codes aren't (yet?) working.
For developers, Apple has apparently sent out a note explaining how to sell apps in the new App Store locations.
If your country just got the App Store let us know how it's working for you. Any major categories or apps missing?
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I live in SA and apple is huge here... I have owned 3g, 3gs, 4 and now 4s as well as ipad 1 and ipad 2. atleast 1 in 2 people i know own a ios device yet we still have no proper app store in sa and most RSA locals use the US store
I agree 100%.