Will I have issues? Canadian buying US iPad...

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  1. David N macrumors member

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    I'm driving down to the Salem NH store to buy myself a 16gb iPad and a 64gb one for my dad since us Canadians are getting the lovely delay...


    Will I have an issues using this in Canada and syncing it here on our computers ahead of the Canadian launch? I can't imagine I will, but I don't want to be sitting on a brick for a few months. I know it's probably too early to tell, but maybe somebody has an idea from previous launches.


    I plan on selling mine a week or two before the launch of the Canadian models, hopefully getting what I paid back or maybe a little premium :D I want the 64gb 3G model when it's all over with...
     
  2. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    You should be ok either way, unless customs busts you and makes you pay duty (bastards). :eek:

    And don't buy one just to sell it in a month or two, haha, at least i wouldn't. Buy one for your dad, use it around a bit, give it to him then get yours soon. :D
     
  3. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    Why? how do you know that? :confused:
     
  4. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    My bad, I fudged that up.

    For more info on 3G iPad in Canada, here's a decent resource (not much info available right now):

    http://www.wifitalk.ca/canada/ipad-in-canada-communications/

    Here's the excerpt on 3G:

     
  5. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    The only conceivable issue concerning apps and if Apple withholds iPad specific apps from the store until the device is released in that specific country.
     
  6. Elzlaik macrumors regular

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    What about the spelling in the iPad's corrective dictionary. Can you can it to Canadian english in the settings? Because I don't think it will like our extra u's and 're' endings.
     
  7. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    I echo this. Our spelling is slightly different, yet I'm not sure we're accommodated on the iPhone OS. OS X has "Canadian English" but don't think the iDevice does.
     
  8. goobot macrumors 603

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    if you do get one i dare you to walk into a canadian :apple: store with it. make sure to recored peoples reactions.:D
     
  9. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    Don't iDevices "learn" from the user's spellings through time anyway via the predictive text? At least your iPad will eventually be fluent in Canadese! :D
     
  10. ds7777 macrumors newbie

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    im getting one too and thought about this! but i would assume that the CDN stores should have demo models on display by then
     
  11. David N thread starter macrumors member

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    I've switched to the Portland store, it's a few hours closer...


    I would love to go into a canadian apple store with it; but the closest one to where I'm from is the portland store! :D

    Stupid Nova Scotia, we get nothing...



    Thanks guys, like I said, I plan on selling it a bit before the canadian launch anyways, so I can deal with the funny spelling for a bit haha.
     
  12. Toraen macrumors member

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    I have a paid Canadian account, and a free US account. This works fine for getting free US apps on my iPhone.

    I suspect we won't know till launch, but does anyone know if the launch apps will be released into the Canadian store or if they'll hold them until the iPad officially launches here.

    Without the paid app store, I'm not sure how much of a benefit it'll be to have the device early.

    Anyone know if I can buy US prepaid iTunes cards and use those in my US account and buy apps?
     
  13. decson macrumors regular

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    Yes you can!

    I'm in the UK and have an iTunes US account with just over $100 on it, get friends to grab me a card if they are on hols or friends in US to gift me a voucher and paypal them the funds :) And have bought a few from eBay when needed.

    Hoping to get my iPad on 7th April so am building up funds in the account for books and hopefully cheap tv shows :)

    My iMac is authorised on both UK and US accounts I just switch login to go to right store!:cool:
     
  14. Toraen macrumors member

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    Thanks that's great news I'll just grab a prepaid US iTunes card while I'm down there.
     

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