What you need to know
- The App Store is expanding to twenty new countries.
- Apple made the announcement on its developer website.
- Countries being added include Iraq, Lybia, and Morocco.
Today, Apple announced on its Developer website that the App Store will be expanding to twenty new countries starting next month.
Apple says that, to date, the App Store has generated over $155 billion in earnings for developers for apps that are currently available in up to 155 countries and regions. Now, developers will have a chance to expand their impact even further in twenty new markets.
There are some steps that developers need to take in order to ensure their apps are available to users when the App Store launches in these new countries. Apple recommends that developers complete the necessary steps by April 10, 2020, in order for their apps to be available right away.
The countries that the App Store is starting to come to in the next month include Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Georgia, Iraq, Lybia, Kosovo, Maldives, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Rwanda, Serbia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Zambia.
Master your iPhone in minutes
iMore offers spot-on advice and guidance from our team of experts, with decades of Apple device experience to lean on. Learn more with iMore!
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.