During the WWDC keynote last week, Tim Cook announced that Apple was planning to open up the App Store to 32 new countries sometime this month.

Yesterday, the company made good on that promise. Apple sent out an email to developers last night announcing the following new App Store markets…

  • 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
  • Zimbabwe

The move brings the total number of countries with access to the App Store to 152. That’s pretty impressive considering all of the different languages and currency that involves.

If you’re in one of these new countries, expect it to take a couple of days for your favorite apps to populate. Developers must agree to a new TOS before their apps can go on sale.


  • NEPAL!!!!! FINALLY 😀

    • Congo dude…how many people hav iphone there btw…jk

  • Indonesia really need at least one Apple Store, I really dont to where to fix my iPhone 4’s scattered glass.

    • Which city are you from?? I’m from indonesia too by the way you could service it at the place where you bought it like if you buy it from a provider such as telkomsel you will be able to service it at their cabang

    • I don’t think apple will open a store there because the selling in our country is not good. Even at singapore where everybody uses iphone, they never opened any apple store

    • from sg here….they dont need official store here….there are plenty of official resellers, many issues are also covered by telco….if not, apple customer service is just a call away….dont have to wait for ages…there are quite a few trustworthy stores that does repairs of any kind……unlike in some countries, users can find that their hard disk was replaced with inferior type or smaller size, without knowing !

  • Cape Verde…yeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhh

  • It’s really good news for iPhone lovers and we all know that iPhone users are situated in all over the world.


  • Why not Maldives?

  • We want an app store for Syria

    • First u need a new humain leader

      • We have one, mind your own business please.

  • Dont know what the big issue is. I live in central america and the app store is limited only to local shows and movies. I made an US account like 4 years ago and i get all the extras that american have.

    • you get country specific apps….like an american dominos app wont work in europe nd like wise…:)

      • the big plus is the itunes because you get new releases all the time. the “new” release in the panamenian store was pulp fiction lol

  • Congratulations 😀

  • I winder how many iDevices are there in Swaziland. lol

  • Wael Abdo

    I hope they do that for the iTunes music and movies store….