I don’t know why we didn’t take action on this sooner. We should start right here to voice our need for an Egyptian App Store or a Middle East/Africa App Store, just like all the other countries.
Speaking of which; iPhone3G is only sold officially in 3 countries in the Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Qatar). App store is tied to iTunes store, I’m not sure if in order to have an App store we should have iTunes store first *update* I just read that a country can have App store without the rest of iTunes stuff. Here are the Middle East/Africa countries that do have iTunes stores:
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
Egypt, Jordan along with 11 other African countries are store-less !!
UAE has an App Store, but surprisingly no official iPhone sales.
- Send Apple an E-mail and find out the real reason why there is no App Store? (they answer in 24 hours)
- Get advice from Apple’s User Group Advisory Board (we are part of it, pending approval)
- Help out as a user group when we can.
Lack of Egyptian App store may not be all Apple’s fault. Why does the Egyptian government prohibit civilian use of GPS? How would Apple deal with Apps in it’s store that won’t work as advertised because Egyptian iPhone is crippled?
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