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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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Canadian Apps store vs USA Apps store

When i was browsing the Apps store yesterday I saw nearly 40 PAGES of Apps in the store. So this evening I sign up to Apps store so I can get a couple of Apps for my iPhone.

To my surprise there was barely 40 Apps... not 40 PAGES, just 40 Apps. So, I realize afterwards that this MUST be the Canadian Apps store.

I went to iTunes home, at the bottom you can select a different country. I choose USA... but it doesn't do a thing... I am still in the Canadian Apps store, which has hardly anything worth looking at.

Does anyone know a way to get into the USA Apps store, even though my account has been set up?

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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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You need to set up a seperate U.S itunes account,

I go back and forth between my 2 itunes accounts.
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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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When i was browsing the Apps store yesterday I saw nearly 40 PAGES of Apps in the store. So this evening I sign up to Apps store so I can get a couple of Apps for my iPhone.

To my surprise there was barely 40 Apps... not 40 PAGES, just 40 Apps. So, I realize afterwards that this MUST be the Canadian Apps store.

I went to iTunes home, at the bottom you can select a different country. I choose USA... but it doesn't do a thing... I am still in the Canadian Apps store, which has hardly anything worth looking at.

Does anyone know a way to get into the USA Apps store, even though my account has been set up?

Cheers.
Either one of two things is happening... iTunes uses your IP address to connect you to your local iTunes store or, your iTunes account was registered on iTunes Canada.
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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #4
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I found this:

Changing Your Account
It is not possible to change the account in use on the device itself or to sync multiple accounts to your mobile device. To change the account you are using on your mobile device, go to your computer and sign in to the iTunes Store with the account you want to use on your mobile device, then sync your iPhone or iPod touch with your computer again. This will transfer the new account information to the mobile device. To sign in or out of an account in iTunes choose Store > Sign In (or Sign Out).

Editing Your Account Information
It is not possible to change your account information from your mobile device. You can view and change your iTunes Store account information using iTunes on your computer by choosing Store > View My Account.

Changing Your iTunes Store Country
It is not possible to change the iTunes Store country in use on the device itself. To change this on your mobile device, go to iTunes on your computer, change the iTunes Store to the country you want to use on your mobile device, then sync your iPhone or iPod touch with your computer again. To quickly change to the correct country for your account, choose Store > Sign In. If you are not using the correct iTunes Store country for your account you may see an error message advising that your account is only valid for purchases in the iTunes Store for your country when you try to download from the iTunes Store or App Store on your mobile device.

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So... what tat tells me is this: if Apple chooses to only place 40 Apps TOTAL in its Canadian store... that is all those with a Canadian iTunes account will ever get!

Sucks big time...

Even when I try to change the country and log back in it automatically tells me right away I cannot choose any other country, period!

I have seen on other threads where some people say they can switch easily between both countries.. yet it ain't working.

So.. we Canadians are so eager to throw our hard earned money at Apple for an iPhone and Apple of course gladly takes it... an gives us a tiny fraction of what it offers to USA iPhone users.

Sad.
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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #5
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I found this:

Changing Your Account
It is not possible to change the account in use on the device itself or to sync multiple accounts to your mobile device. To change the account you are using on your mobile device, go to your computer and sign in to the iTunes Store with the account you want to use on your mobile device, then sync your iPhone or iPod touch with your computer again. This will transfer the new account information to the mobile device. To sign in or out of an account in iTunes choose Store > Sign In (or Sign Out).

Editing Your Account Information
It is not possible to change your account information from your mobile device. You can view and change your iTunes Store account information using iTunes on your computer by choosing Store > View My Account.

Changing Your iTunes Store Country
It is not possible to change the iTunes Store country in use on the device itself. To change this on your mobile device, go to iTunes on your computer, change the iTunes Store to the country you want to use on your mobile device, then sync your iPhone or iPod touch with your computer again. To quickly change to the correct country for your account, choose Store > Sign In. If you are not using the correct iTunes Store country for your account you may see an error message advising that your account is only valid for purchases in the iTunes Store for your country when you try to download from the iTunes Store or App Store on your mobile device.

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So... what tat tells me is this: if Apple chooses to only place 40 Apps TOTAL in its Canadian store... that is all those with a Canadian iTunes account will ever get!

Sucks big time...

Even when I try to change the country and log back in it automatically tells me right away I cannot choose any other country, period!

I have seen on other threads where some people say they can switch easily between both countries.. yet it ain't working.

So.. we Canadians are so eager to throw our hard earned money at Apple for an iPhone and Apple of course gladly takes it... an gives us a tiny fraction of what it offers to USA iPhone users.

Sad.

Wait.. I thought that I was registered with the Canadian iTunes store, but I'm definately not getting just 40 apps.. Right now I'm looking at the Top 50 FREE Apps right from my iPhone.

Already that's over 40 and that's not even including the paid applications.
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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #6
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Apps store Canada vs. US

I get the feeling that most of the iPhone applications in the US store are also available in Canada unless there is some legal issue.

One that comes to mind is Pandora which allows to stream music based on your preferences. Not available outside of the US .... music copyright issues ...
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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #7
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I now have access to the US store. Just created an account.

When they ask for payment information, just check "none"

Enter a valid US address, and voila, its done.

I can now download the free apps from the US store

10 pages of free apps in the Canada store, and 11 pages in the US store
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I now have access to the US store. Just created an account.

When they ask for payment information, just check "none"

Enter a valid US address, and voila, its done.

I can now download the free apps from the US store

10 pages of free apps in the Canada store, and 11 pages in the US store

Can you download Loopt? Although I guess it's not going to work..
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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #9
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Um...I sign in to my iTunes account, it redirects me to the Canadian iTunes Store and I see 41 pages.

What are you guys talking about?
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Um...I sign in to my iTunes account, it redirects me to the Canadian iTunes Store and I see 41 pages.

What are you guys talking about?


You have to open the US store and open a new account in the US store
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