Good news for South African Apple users; you will now be able to download games from the South African iTunes App Store and pay for them in Rands.
According to MyBroadband, the actual roll-out of bringing the games to the South African app store is still underway. However, a spokesperson for the company has revealed to MyBroadband that the games are indeed on their way.
A local game developer has also sent out a tweet pointing out a listing for the very popular “˜Angry Birds‘ game on the iTunes South African app store website.
When the millions of iOS games eventually come to the South African app store, a few questions over age restrictions will have to be raised.
A couple of months ago however, the Film and Publications Board (FPB) proposed new regulations for online content distribution to the Department of Home Affairs.
Back in May of this year, the board indicated that the new regulations will assist Apple with the launch of their games category in the South African app store.
Although this is all very exciting, there has been no official word on when precisely the games category can be expected locally. Earlier in October, when asked about the status quo on iOS games in South Africa, the FPB declined to answer.
The same goes for Apple, as the company declined to comment or tell us what had enabled them to bring games to the South African app store.
At least we now know that South Africans can look forward to freeing some angry birds on their iPhone‘s soon.