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Apple Certifying Apps For iPad Launch, Doing Last Minute Changes

by on March 12th, 2010

The Canadian launch of the iPad is just over a month away, but the USA launch is coming much sooner at April 3, 2010. With the US launching coming up soon, Apple is reported to be making “last minute” changes to its new iBookstore. The company is further continuing to certify new and existing apps to run on the iPad.

According to a story by Forbes, Busted Loop, a San Francisco based company, has learned that Apple’s iBookstore will feature book categories designed to make it easy to find titles.

There are reported to be 20 top-level book categories including areas such as “Reference”, “Cookbooks”, “Comics & Graphic Novels”, and many more. Furthermore, each category includes additional sub-categories such as “Fantasy”, “Manga”, and more.

On the apps end of business, Apple is reported to be slowly certifying apps for the iPad. It is said that only 16,700 of 100,000 apps have been certified, which is interesting considering comments about being able to use the existing 140,000+ iPhone/iPod Touch apps on the new iPad.

Lastly, iPad applications are being designated as “iPad WiFi” and/or “iPad 3G”. This implies that not every app will work with either iPad and that some apps will be exclusive to a specific model of iPad. This is very similar to the current availability of some apps being iPhone only and not supported by the iPod Touch.

[MacNN]

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