South Africa has come a long way when it comes to hardware and gadgets availability.
A lot of the stuff is available from local stores and if that fails , online shopping came to the rescue (at a price).
Having never personaly owned an Apple product, I was always intriqued about the products thats available from them.
So when FNB came with options to get an iPad through them , i jumped at the chance.
My iPad arrived a couple of days later and I admired my brand new iPad 3 .
I was delighted with it , I downloaded a couple of usefull applications and utilities, even my drifta got connected so that i dont miss those all important live sporting events wherever i go.
I enjoyed having the ease of browsing the web and mails without having to pull out my laptop.
Then i wanted more ... Games!
No problem i thought and i proceeded do do a google search on the top rated games I could get for my Ipad.
I was overloaded with options , so back to the iStore with some titles in mind.
Being an RPG fan , games like Infinity Blade and Dungeon Hunter were on top of the priority list.
So I do a search ... no results.
So i do a general search on all games ... no result .
Back to google and as always google had the answer, sadly this time it was an answer i did not want to find.
The ZA store has only a fraction of software available for purchase and download.
I am hoping that MBB could at some stage maybe ask uncle Apple ZA some questions and get some answers.
Will this always be the situation that South Africans will such a limited experience in their iStore ?
What is preventing us from having full access to the software thats available ?
Is their any way that we can still (legally) on an AD-HOC basis purchase apps from the US , UK and other stores ?
As an Apple owner , I think that maybe the Android fanboys might have been on to something when they said that Android is not alternative choice ... Its the only choice , especially in South Africa.