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Canadian iBookstore To Launch Alongside iPad On May 28

by on May 7th, 2010

Earlier this morning Apple announced the release date for the Canadian iPad launch and with that, the details regarding pricing. May 28, 2010 will be the day that Canadians can finally pick up their iPad from their local Apple Store or Apple Authorized Reseller.

Apple also announced this morning that the iBooks app and iBookstore, previously only available via a USA iTunes account, will be launched in Canada on May 28, 2010. The iBookstore will also be launched in Australia, Italy, Japan, Spain and the UK.

France, Germany and Switzerland are also likely candidates to receive the iBooks application and store.

The iBooks app for iPad including Appleā€™s iBookstore will be available as a free download from the App Store on May 28.

In terms of pricing, book titles will likely be similarly priced to that found in the USA iBookstore, but Apple has not yet released pricing specifics.


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  • vaziimolo

    Before the introduction of the GST, a manufacturing tax (~13%) was included in the retail price of manufactured goods sold in Canada. The GST (currently at 5%) replaces that manufacturing tax.

    I'm assuming a similar “hidden” manufacturing tax currently exists in the US. Let's say it is the same as our GST, then with our dollar at par with the US dollar, I would expect a 16G WiFi iPad to be sold in Canada for about $499CDN including GST! That would be a fair comparison.

    Don't we remember that because of the GST, retail prices would go down since the tax was now an externally visible one – the GST!

  • ibooks

    Unlimited free Novels, Comics, Newspapers & more!
    Apple is going to want you guys out of business!! Unlimited ebooks for just one price? I couldn't believe it! Thank you so much! My iPad is now loaded with new books which I read on the train to work every single day!

  • Tew

    Anyone has an idea when recent books will be available for purchase for the iPad in Canada?