Apple, a global player?

10 05 2017

Yes, but there are some annoying limitations.

Here’s just one example for a very annoying fact regarding the availability of apps.

KASIKORNBANK PCL is my bank in Thailand where I’m living since 8 months. They offer a well-designed app with lots of useful features to manage accounts and transfer money.

The app is worldwide available on Google’s Play Store as well as Microsoft’s Store but not in Apple’s German App Store, my “Home” App Store.

But it’s available in the Apple’s US App Store and when I try to change the store Apple want me to enter a payment method. Well, I have a Mastercard from Germany’s biggest bank but it’s not accepted. With this card I already paid all over the world but I can’t do it in the App Store.

And btw, why should I enter a payment method and a faked address in the USA?

Kasikornbank’s app is free!

That’s my feedback #<I don’t know> I sent to Apple and it’s my 3rd complaint against an area of operation for which Phil Schiller is the responsible SVP!

What else regarding Apple as a global player?

Well, there are more and more stock apps which are not available in many countries, there are languages which let SIRI give up on life.

And there is an essential app you’ll need in case of an emergency. It’s called “Health” but it’s not adapted to country-specific healthcare systems. Developers, you mustn’t do it for me, just let me configure the app so that health workers get relevant information.

Related …

Change country/region

Still not frustrated?
Read this support article …

Problems changing the store

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