Monday, 20 September 2010
Apple Tablet Live: Apple iPad Gets iBook, Kindle Killer eBook App Apple iBook App Provides eBook Downloads
ultimate kindle killer, the Apple iBook app.ย Apple's iBook is a mobile
book store similar to iTunes, but focused on books and printed media for
the Apple iPad tablet device.
The Apple iBook app for the Apple iPad will feature familiar e-reader
but with an Apple twist.ย The Apple iBook app is both a mobile book
store and an ebook reader, providing both book downloads and display
functionality.ย Users of the Apple iBook app can select a book,
purchase them and read them in either a horizontal two-page display or a
larger vertical display.ย Users can turn pages with a tap to the left
or right of the screen, just like turning the page on a paperback.
The price range for Apple iBook purchases has not been officially
revealed, but Apple Chief Steve Jobs showed a sample book available for
$14.99.ย Apple's iBook app uses the ePub format, and a large range of
publishers including the New York Times have joined Apple in rounding
out its content offering.ย When a user downloads a book using the Apple
iPad's iBook app, they can browse the table of contents, change the font
size and read the book in single-page or two-page format.ย Stay tuned
for more new on the Apple iPad and the Apple iBook app.ย We'll update
this page with more information on iBook as details continue coming in.