updated 04:51 pm EDT, Thu July 10, 2014
Norway, Sweden, Hong Kong among new places
Apple's Volume Purchase Program is coming to 16 more locations in the near future, according to pages on the company's Business and Education sites. Most of the new regions are in Europe, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. Also joining in are Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.
The VPP allows schools, businesses, and other organizations to buy and distribute content to devices en masse, instead of having to pay for each individual download. It covers iOS and Mac apps, as well as titles from the iBookstore.
Apple hasn't given a precise date for when the new countries will be added. Presently the VPP is accessible in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, the UK, and the US.