App Store to expand to 20 new countries this year

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Apple will expand access to the App Store in 20 additional countries later this year, the company announced to developers on Monday.

Apple will roll out App Store support to 20 new countries later this year, bringing the total number of supported regions to 175.
Apple will roll out App Store support to 20 new countries later this year, bringing the total number of supported regions to 175.


The App Store, which has made developers a combined $155 billion in revenue, is currently available in 155 countries or regions across the globe. Starting in April, there will be 20 new additions to that list.

In an update to app makers, Apple says that developers will need to accept an updated Program License Agreement and Paid Applications Agreement before their apps can appear in the new regions. Apple has yet to announce which specific countries are getting the App Store, however.

Once those steps are completed, developers can simply check the "New Countries or Regions" box in the Pricing and Availability dashboard.

Apple is advising developers to complete these steps by April 10, 2020 to ensure that their apps will roll out smoothly and on-time to those new countries.

A full list of supported countries and regions can be found on Apple's website. As of publication time, the page hasn't been updated with new regions.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    iOS_Guy80iOS_Guy80 Posts: 682member
    Wonder why it’s taken so long to get more countries up and running with access to the App Store?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 2
    chasmchasm Posts: 2,619member
    iOS_Guy80 said:
    Wonder why it’s taken so long to get more countries up and running with access to the App Store?
    I'm sure it's due to various factors, but certainly local online commerce regulations, taxes, currency exchange, and other such regulations play a role in these things.
    watto_cobra
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