The App Store, a digital distribution platform, by Apple Inc., that is already available in 155 countries is now available in 20 more countries, the company announced on its developer portal. The Apple App Store allows users to browse and download apps on its iOS ecosystem of devices.
The App Store helped the company generate over $155 billion in developer earnings, just from sales of apps and in-app purchases.
‘We’re pleased to announce that the App Store will expand even farther this year with upcoming support for 20 new countries, allowing you to increase your impact and grow your business in new markets,’ Apple said in a statement.
The list of 20 new countries which will have access to the App Store include Afghanistan, Gabon, Cote d’Ivoire, Georgia, Maldives, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Iraq, Kosovo, Libya, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Rwanda, Tonga, Zambia, Vanuatu.
While Apple didn’t say as to when support will be available for the new regions, however, the company has asked developers to accept the updated ‘Program License Agreement’ by signing in to their account on the Apple Developer website so as to make their apps accessible when the time comes.
And if you (Account Holder) have a Paid Applications Agreement, the Account Holder will also need to accept the updated agreement in App Store Connect. The Account Holder can then select the ‘New Countries or Regions’ checkbox in the ‘Pricing and Availability’ section of your app information page to automatically make your app available in all new countries.
Apple has asked developers to complete these steps by April 10.
‘We’ll let you know when you can choose from specific new countries and update the default subscription pricing for these locations,’ the company added.
Riding high on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models, and all-time records for Services and Wearables, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker posted a revenue of $91.8 billion for fiscal 2020 first quarter ended December 28, 2019.