Anyway to get BBC News iPad app in UK?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by badgerman, May 27, 2010.

  1. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    So have UK account. If get US can I merge the apps from both stores?

    Thanks
     
  2. jim.lynch macrumors member

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    Yes, I'm doing it. It works fine. The only thing to remember is that the app will not update until you log back in to your US account.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wouldn't bother trying to set up a U.S account the BBC app will be live in the uk soon.
     
  4. badgerman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought there were trustie issues in UK?
     
  5. TwoBytes macrumors 68030

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    This is silly, a BBC (UK) app not available in the UK but available in another country.
     
  6. Pennine macrumors 6502

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    When did it become available abroad?
     
  7. steviem macrumors 68020

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    This is because the BBC Trustees have been Teabagging Rupert Murdoch. Agreed not to release any apps in the UK market and put less resource into their news site.

    It's not BBC's fault the Sky, Sun and Times websites are crap!
     
  8. TwoBytes macrumors 68030

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    I had it way back the first week the iPad was launched in April!


    Does anyone think we'll see this app in the uK? It's a nice looking one.
     
  9. mucky.fingers macrumors newbie

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  10. leckie macrumors member

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    Yeah it's all pending investigation just now.

    I'm trying to get someone to download and upload the .ipa file so I can install it. Anyone on here willing to do it?
     
  11. TwoBytes macrumors 68030

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    I don't think you can do that unless you JB/Spirited/Whatever the latest thing is, to your iphone - won't it just say it's not valid?
     
  12. badgerman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just set up a US account n get it that way.
     
  13. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Your time would be better spent writing a complaint email to the Trust about their clumsy regulation and slow decision making.

    Phazer
     
  14. leckie macrumors member

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    My iPad is jailbroken so it would work. I can't be bothered going through the rigmarole of setting up a US account (don't I need either a US credit card or an iTunes gift card?).
     
  15. ashleywatson macrumors newbie

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    To solve your problem BBC iplayer provides you the best services, you can Get Expat Shield from BBC iplayer for this.
     

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