Apple expanding App Store to 20 more countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq
The tech giant is still broadening its iPhone and iPad download service more than a decade after launch.
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Ian Sherr (he/him/his) grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, so he's always had a connection to the tech world. At CNET, he wrote about Apple, Microsoft, VR, video games and internet troubles. Aside from writing, he tinkers with tech at home, is a longtime fencer -- the kind with swords -- and began woodworking during the pandemic.
planning to make its app store available in more countries, pledging that developers will be able to sell their programs for the
in 177 countries or regions by the end of the year.
"Thanks to the creativity and innovation of developers like you, the App Store has become much more than the world's safest marketplace. It's grown into a vibrant platform with great apps that influence culture and change lives, with over half a billion visitors each week," Apple said.