Apple Music’s footprint grows to cover 167 countries

Part of Apple Services’ most aggressive geographical expansion since 2012.

From Reuters “Apple expands services business to markets in Africa and beyond“:

Apple on Tuesday said it would expand its App Store, Apple Music and other services to dozens of new markets in Africa, the Middle East and beyond in the biggest geographical expansion of its services in almost a decade.

Apple said it would expand the App Store to 20 countries, eight of them in Africa, and will offer its streaming Apple Music service in 52 additional countries and regions. The expansion is the largest since Apple grew what was then called the iTunes Store to India, Russia and more than 50 other countries in 2012…

Apple’s biggest services revenue generator is the App Store, where it keeps a cut of between 15% and 30% of sales. In Africa, the store will expand to Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Libya, Morocco, Rwanda and Zambia.

My take: Bringing the music back home

See also: Apple’s press release

One Comment

  1. Steven Philips said:
    What I wish is that there was a way to get rid of the regional limitations in Apple Music so that people could listen to ANY music that was available anywhere in their system. I’d like to listen to Chinese music (Erhu), Japanese koto and flute, French pop etc. this has always been frustrating to me.

    April 21, 2020

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