Buying iPods for International use | iLounge Article


Buying iPods for International use

Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.

View the complete Ask iLounge archives...

Q: If I buy an iPod in the U.S. will it work here in Ireland, and what equipment do I need to get to make it work here?

- Katie

A: Yes, you can buy an iPod in the U.S. and use it anywhere. The only real issue with compatibility would be power adapter requirements, however the iPod does not include a power adapter, so you would need to purchase this separately anyway. You should therefore wait until you return home to purchase any additional accessories that use external power, as these will not necessarily be compatible with the European power systems.

Any other accessories, however, such as headphones and USB-based accessories are standard and will work anywhere.

The only other caveat is iTunes Gift Cards, in case you’re tempted to purchase one of these along with your iPod nano. iTunes Store Gift Cards only work for stores in the country where they were purchased, so if you buy an iTunes Gift Card in the U.S., you will need to set up an account on the U.S. iTunes Store, with a U.S. mailing address.

« Voice recorders for 4G iPods

Free Music for iPod »

Related Stories

iLounge Weekly

Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2018 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy