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Apple adds PayPal support for purchases through iTunes and the App Store

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Canada and Mexico have access and the US will come soon

Paypal is now an option for Apple users
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Apple has introduced PayPal support as a way to make purchases within its ecosystem, including iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and iBooks. The feature is available for users in North America, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain.

The addition will make it a little bit easier to start buying things through Apple’s services, since you’ll just have to log into an account instead of filling out all of your credit card information again.

Unfortunately, as we speculated earlier, this isn’t going to make it any easier to trick iTunes into letting you download region-locked apps. It turns out that PayPal checks where your account is registered and won’t let you use it for different regions when making a purchase from Apple. So if you’re trying to trick iTunes, it looks like the old method still applies: buy a gift card, and use that instead.

Correction July 12th, 4:53PM ET: This story originally said that PayPal support would make it easier to get around Apple’s region locking, but it turns out that PayPal checks your location too. The story has been updated to note this.