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Is The Canadian iPad App Store Live?

by on May 20th, 2010

The Canadian launch of the Apple iPad is scheduled for Friday, May 28 2010. At that time, aside from the device and accessories being available for sale at your local Apple Store, the 28th also marks the opening day for Canadian iPad App Store and iBookstore.

But is the Canadian iPad App Store already live? It sure seems like it!

If you were one of the few to go south and now have an iPad in Canada, the only way to get apps was to create a USA iTunes Store account and download iPad apps.

Well, you may now be able to use your Canadian iTunes Store account as the Canadian iPad App Store seems to be live. To see if the Canadian iPad App Store is live for you, follow below:

1.) Go to the App Store on your iPad with your USA account logged in (or if there is no account logged in, just log in with your Canadian iTunes credentials).

2.) At the bottom of the Featured page, sign out of the USA account.

3.) Going back to the bottom of the Featured page, sign back in but this time with your Canadian iTunes credentials.

4.) You will get an iTunes pop-up indicating the account is only valid in the Canadian iTunes Store.

After tapping “OK” on the pop-up, users should have full access to all of the App Store pages, including Featured, Top Charts, and Search. Even downloads work!

Canadian iPad App Store

Also, just like with the Canadian iPhone App Store, some of the apps are not available that are seen in the USA iPhone App Store, which was one clue to me that my Canadian iTunes account was working in the iPad App Store (No “What’s Hot” tab in the Canadian store)! (The iBooks app was no where to be found however)

USA iPad App Store

Try and see if your Canadian iTunes Account works in the iPad App Store and report back in the comments!

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