iPad App Store And iBookstore Now Available To International Users
We are just a week away from the international launch of iPad. Starting May 28, the iPad will be available in nine more countries – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
As part of its preparations, Apple has now launched the iPad App Store in several of these new markets, including few countries where the iPad shall not be launching next week.
This is good news for international users who have already bought their iPad from eBay, as they no longer need to use a workaround to download iPad apps.
However, international iPad users have observed that the iPad App Store is yet to be completely rolled out. For instance, many readers have pointed out the absence of Apple's iWork suite of applications from the App Store at present.
Apart from the iPad App Store, Apple has also commenced the international roll-out of its iBookstore. At present, the virtual bookstore appears to be restricted to free Project Gutenberg titles alone. However, as folks at MacRumors point out, the iBookstore has been constantly expanding to include more content. The iPad App Store and Apple iBookstore are expected to become completely operational in a week's time when the iPad will be available in the new markets.
It will be interesting to see how the iPad takes off in the international market following its successful launch in US.
What are your thoughts? If you are an international reader, do let us know if the iPad App Store and iBookstore are now available in your country.
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