Apple is about to roll out its Volume Purchase Program, which allows business and education customers to purchase and distribute iOS apps in bulk for deployed devices, into 16 new countries. Apple’s website for both the Volume Purchase Program for Business and for Education have been updated to announce the expansion and now list the following countries as coming soon to the program:
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
Countries that already have access to the Volume Purchase Program include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Volume Purchase program is available for both iOS and Mac apps, allows developers to offer special bulk pricing, integrates tools for deploying and managing apps, and also works for downloads from the iBooks Store. Apple also recently added some other improvements to the service alongside significant updates to its education and enterprise programs.
Apple has not yet announced a specific date for the roll out to new countries, but you can expect the Volume Purchase Program to become available in the 16 countries listed above in the near future. We’ve reached out to Apple for comment on the expansion and will update when we hear back.