Apple Plants The App Store Flag In 32 More Countries
Apple’s march toward global application domination continues. Last week during Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote, CEO Tim Cook promised that the App Store would be coming to 32 more countries around the world. An email from Apple to iOS and OS X developers today has confirmed the expansion, which goes live today.
Though Cook didn’t say which countries, the email does. Most of the new markets are in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Here’s the complete list: 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, the Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turmkenistan, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.
The addition of 32 new countries/territories brings the total to 155. According to 9to5Mac, developers who want to sell their paid apps in the App Store in these new territories have to agree to new sales contracts before the apps can go up for sale.