When Apple published its Q1 earnings earlier this year, its services department which includes the App Store and Apple Music recorded a new record-breaking revenue so it makes sense for Apple to be expanding its market to new countries.
Apple today announced The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud have been expanded to 20 more countries around the world. It also made available its Apple Music streaming service to 52 new countries around the world.
In a press release, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music and International Content, Oliver Schusser said, “We’re delighted to bring many of Apple’s most beloved Services to users in more countries than ever before. We hope our customers can discover their new favourite apps, games, music, and podcasts as we continue to celebrate the world’s best creators, artists, and developers.”
The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud are launching in the following countries and regions:
- Africa: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Libya, Morocco, Rwanda, and Zambia.
- Asia-Pacific: Maldives and Myanmar.
- Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia.
- Middle East: Afghanistan (excluding Apple Music) and Iraq.
- Oceania: Nauru (excluding Apple Music), Tonga, and Vanuatu.
Apple Music is also launching in 52 countries and regions which are:
- Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Chad, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Tunisia.
- Asia-Pacific: Bhutan.
- Europe: Croatia, Iceland, and North Macedonia.
- Latin America and the Caribbean: the Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Turks and Caicos, and Uruguay.
- Middle East: Kuwait, Qatar, and Yemen.
- Oceania: Solomon Islands.
Since it was launched in 2008, Apple’s App Store has grown to become one of the biggest in the world with its presence in 175 countries. The App Store currently boasts more than half a billion visits weekly.