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ipad can't access App store, iBooks and some websites incl Apple.com !

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Apr 11, 2010 2:40 AM
I'm travelling in Europe with my iPad. I created iTunes account with US address, without US credit card, redeemed $100 gift certificate. Successfully registered iPad, purchased some apps via iTunes, was able to access all services incl App store and iBooks on iPad via WiFi. Downloaded a few free books from iBooks. Then after 2 days of excitement my iPad can't connect to iBooks, App store and some sites in Safary incl Apple.com but it can browse other sites incl google.

I tried everything incl clearing cookies, cache, resetting network settings, even hard reset and recovery. The problem stays. Yet I still have access to App store in iTunes and have some money left on US account. WiFi works fine and I have no problem browsing the web incl Apple.com on my PC.

Help!!! Before I sold the iPad or smashed it
win xp, Windows XP Pro
  • Thoddy398 Calculating status...
    There is no solution yet. We european pre-buyers - I have bought mine in NY - are suffering, too. It seems, that not the account is used to block users but the IP-Range your request is coming from. And that is Europe and the iPad is not released here. iTunes is working, iBooks and especially AppStore not. You can buy and load Apps using iTunes on your Mac/PC. Regarding this I dont understand why Apple is blocking the direct way to buy Apps, but we have to deal with it. So: No help in sight before May when the iPad is released in Europe.
    PC und MacMini, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,770 points)
    ipadforeva wrote:
    Apple please solve this problem and stop blocking US account holders!

    Apple doesn't officially monitor these forums for feedback — you can do that here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.htmlhttp://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html


     ~ Alancito
     MacBook Pro 15" 1,1, Mac OS X (10.6.3), MobileMe iLife'08 iWork'08
  • Thoddy398 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Btw... Amazon.com is not blocked for me. I have bought some eBooks using the KindleApp and the KindleApp opens a safari browser window and it worked fine. Have to try apple.com, but I remember I did my first post on this boards using my iPad. So it should work, too.
    PC und MacMini, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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