Barnes & Noble Awaits iPad App’s Appearance in Store

When the iPad went on sale this morning, Apple’s (AAPL) own iBooks store had nothing to fear from Barnes & Noble, the country’s largest bookseller–because Barnes & Noble’s iPad app isn’t yet available on Apple’s App store.

The iPad app of two rivals, Amazon.com (AMZN) and Kobo, a Toronto-based e-book retailer, were in the App store Saturday morning.

“We don’t have an exact date, but it will be there within the next two weeks,” said William Lynch, the new chief executive of Barnes & Noble. “Apple certifies all apps, so it’s not totally in our control.”

Apple declined comment.

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