Question from an American outside the US

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ndalum, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. ndalum macrumors member

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    I am living outside the US now and have some questions about the iPad before I have my family send me one as it is not available in the country I live in, Korea.

    First, can anyone tell me if Korean is included in the international languages? It is on the iPhone but I heard a rumor that it is not on the iPad.

    Second, I heard that one cannot purchase books at the iBookstore from outside the US. I have a US iTunes account and can purchase movies and tv from there now. I am wondering if anyone knows whether I can purchase iBooks with my US account or if my IP is actually blocked outside the US to purchase books.

    Third, does anyone know why the iPad is not scheduled to come to Korea yet?
     
  2. sactownbwoy macrumors regular

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    I am in Japan and should be getting my iPad next week and I will answer your second question once I get it.
     
  3. ndalum thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. Do you have an American iTunes account?
     
  4. phishindsn macrumors regular

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    It appears to support it. I will try to upload a screen shot of the languages for you but I can't do it directly from the iPad.
     
  5. ndalum thread starter macrumors member

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    That would be great.. There are a lot of rumors going around.

    Korea has an Apple webpage with the iPad but no release date yet. Maybe I could fly to Japan or Guam....
     
  6. sactownbwoy macrumors regular

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    I ordered mine from the U.S. Apple site and used a 3rd party to mail it to me in Japan. There is a handy company that gives you a "U.S." address and then mails it to your FPO, AP address for military folks.

    Some companies don't send stuff to FPO, AP so this company is a godsend for us military types who would like to shop on the internet.
     
  7. ndalum thread starter macrumors member

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    I am not in the military though.
     
  8. sactownbwoy macrumors regular

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    That sucks but if you have friends or family in the U.S. they can mail it to you.
     
  9. mobilebuddha macrumors regular

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    hmm, that's weird. i must have a defective iPad.. :confused:

    cuz i don't see Korean as one of the supported languages or keyboards.
     
  10. ndalum thread starter macrumors member

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    I heard a rumor that it is not there but it makes no sense. The iPhone has Korean. Isn't it the same software?
     
  11. mobilebuddha macrumors regular

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    i guess our lord almighty Steve-o decided S. Korea isn't worthy of the divine gift, aka iPad. ;-)

    j/k!

    btw, traditional chinese input is also missing... I'm wondering if this means when you upgrade your iPhone to 3.2, that you are losing those languages?? That'd suck, for a lot of people.

     

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