Apple to launch Arabic-only AppStore

Apple will launch an all-Arabic AppStore service in September, as part of a bid to tap the Middle Eastern technology market. While the number of Arabic-specific apps remains small, Apple reportedly hopes to tap a growing technology market in the region.

The Arabic language-only AppStore was recently made available to subscribed developers and members of the Apple Beta software programme. These groups of the developers will test the new system before it is released to the general public in the next two months. This launch will coincide with the release of Apple’s latest operating software, IOS-13.