If you remember when the App Store first launched (alongside the iPhone 3G in 2008), then you probably remember the famous “There’s an app for that saying”. Regardless of what others believe, Apple had the first major App Store, and even today they still have the best store by a significant margin. Holding hundreds of thousands of apps, they are ahead of their competition with a steady, ever-growing lead. The only thing that makes all those apps better is when they become available in more countries.
At WWDC, Tim Cook announced that the App Store would be made available to 32 more countries around the world. Those include Albania, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzsta, ect. As great as that is, there was surely some suspicion as to how long this would take, but I’m happy to say that as of today, the rollout is complete.
The full list is below:
“Albania, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.“
This is awesome to see, not only Apple moving the App Store forward, but at such a quick pace too. I know that iOS devices would be great paperweights without the support and benefits of the App Store, so it’s cool knowing that more people will be able to take advantage of it. On the other side, it’s odd that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod would be available without the App Store cause they’re somewhat useless without it.
What do you guys think? Any thoughts on this? Happy to see it roll out fast or annoyed that its taken so long? Comment down below.
Via: Cult Of Mac