At its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cooksaid that the App Store would be hitting another 32 countriesby month's end. Now it looks like the company is making good on its promise.
Apple on Thursday expanded the App Store's reach to 32 new territories in Africa, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, 9to5Macreported, citing an email sent to registered iOS and Mac developers. At this point, a total of 155 territories have access to the App Store.
The full list of new App Store countries includes: 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.
At WWDC, Cook also said that the App Store, which launched in 2007, now has 650,000 apps, 225,000 of which were developed for iPad. Users have downloaded 30 billion apps, resulting in $5 billion paid to developers.
The App Store officiallyhit the 25 billion app download markin March. Apple awarded Chunli Fu of Qingdao, a city in eastern China, a $10,000 prize for being the 25 billionth app customer. Fu had downloaded a free version of Disney's physics-based puzzle game Where's My Water?