iBooks

Apple Hoping to Compete With Amazon Through New ‘Books’ App

Apple’s iBooks app, which was released alongside the iPad and an iBook store in April 2010 as a challenger to Amazon’s Kindle business, is reportedly about to see its first major upgrade in nearly eight years. On Wednesday, Apple announced iOS 11.3. While most the attention on the update focused on the new Animojis and battery controls,...

Apple Gets Exclusive ‘A Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition’ in iBooks

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of A Game of Thrones, the bestselling book from George R. R. Martin, Random House has launched A GAME OF THRONES: ENHANCED EDITION, exclusively within Apple’s iBooks Store for iOS and Mac. Users will find Book One available for $9.99 CAD from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of...

iBooks Adding 1 Million Customers Weekly Since iOS 8 Launch

It looks like Apple’s decision to have iBooks on iOS 8 and Yosemite pre-installed paid off: since last fall, when the latest operating system launched, the app has averaged one million new customers each week (via GigaOm). The numbers were shared by Keith Moerer, the director of iBooks at Apple, who appeared at the Digital...

Apple Wins Temporary Relief from eBooks Monitor

Apple has been granted a temporary relief from court-appointed eBooks monitor. Judge Denise Cote appointed Michael Bromwich last fall to ensure Apple complied with antitrust laws after she found the company guilty of conspiring with five book publishers to fix eBook prices (via Reuters). The temporary stay was granted by the 2nd US Circuit Court...

Feds Accuse Apple of Personally Attacking Antitrust Monitor

The US Department of Justice has responded to Apple’s formal letter filed with the court last week regarding the disqualification of the court-appointed lawyer who oversees the iPhone maker’s e-book pricing practices (via GigaOm). "Regrettably, it is now clear that Apple has chosen a campaign of character assassination over a culture of compliance. Apple could...

Jony Ive Biography “The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products” Hits Amazon & iBooks

Written by Cult of Mac editor and publisher Leander Kahney, a new biography titled Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products is now available on Amazon (hardcover) and iBooks (digital download). The biography draws a portrait of the British designer behind the iMac, iPod, iPad and iPhone, whom Steve Jobs called his "spiritual partner" at Apple, with interviews from...

Apple Updates iBooks and iTunes U with New Design for iOS 7 [u]

Apple has updated its iBooks app with a new design for iOS 7. The layout is clean and navigation elements reflect the new OS--plus there's a new orange icon: What's New in Version 3.2 iBooks has been updated with a beautiful new design for iOS 7.   Compare this new design with the ‘old’ iBooks...

Apple: iBooks App Exceeds 130 Million Downloads, iBookstore Launches in Japan

Earlier today Apple updated its iBooks app to officially launch the iBookstore in Japan. Now the company has officially announced the launch of the iBookstore via the following press release. Japanese customers can now access premier titles from publishers like Kodansha, KADOKAWA, Bungeishunju, Gakken and Gentosha. The iBookstore also features upcoming authors such as Shyotaro […]

Apple Gets Sued For $165,000 In China For iBookstore Piracy

Apple has been hit by a Beijing court today for allegedly selling unlicensed copies of books written by local writers on its iBookstore, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to state media, the Chinese court has ordered the Cupertino giant to pay 1.03 million yuan ($165,000) to the writers. The lawyers representing the writers had argued that software available from […]