Though it was previously thought that iBooks wouldn’t immediately be available for the iPad internationally, new information could say otherwise and New Zealand could get iBooks soon after it gets the iPad.
The e-book component of the iPad, known as iBooks, is one of the distinguishing new features for the device, and a new Apple job posting hints that the rest of the world might get iBooks sooner than expected.
Spotted by MacRumors.com, the posting indicates that Apple is currently looking to hire a manager for its newly created “Asia Pacific & Canada” iBooks division.
The posting doesn’t reveal the exact countries that the position would cover, but it appears that the manager would oversee primarily Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The posting says the role includes “working with management, regionally and in Cupertino to determine strategies and priorities for iBooks in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries” and indicates that the manager would be based in either Ontario or Sydney.
Other job postings signify that Apple is looking to do more with its iBookstore staff and is seeking publisher account managers in addition to several operations-side and marketing employees.
The iBooks offering could differentiate the iPad in the New Zealand market with its iBook offerings, but there’s no word on an official New Zealand launch date for the device or its potential 3G carriers.