With Apple's introduction of iBooks 1.1 today, there's simply no reason not to get your intellectual game on.
The latest edition of the software allows iPhone and iPod touch users to get in on the party--you'll be able to download the App to your handset or player, provided you're rocking iOS 4. If you've already started an iBook library for your iPad, you'll be able to sync it to your other iBook capable devices with minimal frustration. There's little doubt however, that while the convienience of having your library at your fingertips, no matter which device you have on you at any given time is a bonus, you're gonna miss the comfortably large reading space afforded by the iPad's screen.
Engadget published a claim this morning about reports stating that iBooks was being rolled out to some iPhones that had been updated to iOS4 early. So far we haven't been lucky enough to see this happen on any of the iOS4 beta devices we have access to. Is it a fluke or just a slow test rollout?
Are you a budding author? The next Stephen King? Or an author currently looking to cut out the middle man as you rollout your own books? It looks like your time has come Apple has released information on self-publishing for the iBookstore!
We really loved that the Kindle app was available for both our iPad and the iPhone, but now we're definitely excited that Apple has decided to follow suit.
The new iPhone OS 4.0 update will enable users to download the iBooks application and add them to their iPhones. The iBookstore will be exactly as it is on the iPad and users can buy an iBook once and read it on either device. iBooks will also wirelessly sync your page, so you're always in the right chapter.
E-reading is one of the cornerstones of the iPad,
handles that pressure with style. This beautifully designed app is a
to use on almost every level, and it quickly earned a starring role in
Sure, we all swooned with delight when Apple CEO Steve Jobs showed us how we’ll be reading books on our iPad in the future, courtesy of the new iBooks app. But what if you want to load up your new device with e-books that aren’t from Apple’s own iBookstore?
By now, you've probably downloaded the iPad friendly iTunes 9.1, which includes the various tweaks it needed to function on the iPad. You may have also noticed that audiobooks and ebooks are now
joined together as one big category of Books, which means that the day is dawning upon us. Well, in preparation, we checked out the new iTunes update to see how Books really works, and if it'll deliver all that Apple faithful have dreamed it would.