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Topic: iBooks

Apple to require iBooks 'interest-age' for children, teens by June

02/06/2014, 07:02 pm

To aid with content discovery and on its iBookstore, Apple will be requiring publishers to assign an "interest-age" to e-books distributed to children, teens and young adults, including titles tagged as "educational."


Apple continues fight to have antitrust monitor reined in, judges appear skeptical

02/04/2014, 05:02 pm

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday heard initial arguments from Apple regarding the stoppage of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich's duties until while the court decides whether he should be removed altogether.


Apple expands educational iBooks to new markets in Asia, Latin America & Europe

01/21/2014, 08:01 am

Apple on Tuesday announced that iBooks Texbooks and iTunes U Course Manager, two education-oriented products from the company, are expanding into new markets around the world, including Asia, Latin America, and Europe.


Apple enables iBookstore gifting in time for holidays

12/17/2013, 04:12 pm

Just in time for last-minute holiday shopping, Apple on Tuesday added the ability to gift books through the iBookstore, adding to the company's other digital present options from iTunes.


Apple updates iBooks & iTunes U with fresh, flatter looks for iOS 7

11/14/2013, 12:11 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a major update for its iBooks application, giving it a cleaner and simpler look in line with the company's design for the iOS 7 platform.


Apple issues iBooks for Mac update with bug fixes, stability improvements

11/07/2013, 05:11 pm

Continuing its rollout of bug fixes for recently-released OS X software, Apple on Thursday issued an iBooks for Mac update to address bugs and boost performance of the e-book reader.


Apple appeals verdict, punishment in e-book antitrust case

10/04/2013, 02:10 pm

Apple on Thursday formally notified the court that they will appeal the guilty verdict and resulting injunctions handed down in July's e-book antitrust ruling.


Apple preps for iOS 7 with iBooks user guides, updates to own apps

09/18/2013, 12:09 pm

Apple is marking the release of its newest version of iOS 7 with a new user guide focusing on the operating system and new designs for some of its in-house software, including the official Apple Store app.


Judge hits Apple with e-book injunction, requires external compliance monitor

09/06/2013, 10:09 am

On Friday, a federal judge barred Apple from entering into further price-fixing agreements with other parties, and also ordered the that the iPad maker bring on an external compliance monitor in order to ensure the company's iBookstore does not again violate antitrust laws.


iBooks Author changes hint at content for iPhone, iPod touch

09/05/2013, 03:09 pm

Apple may be on the verge of expanding the types of devices that can access rich content created using its iBooks Author program, according to a change in wording in iBooks' documentation.


DOJ claims Apple's changes to in-app purchase rules were aimed at Amazon

08/23/2013, 01:08 pm

The Department of Justice on Friday revised their proposal to punish Apple for iBook antitrust violations, alleging that the Cupertino company lied to the government about the manner in which the App Store operates and that changes to rules governing in-app purchases were designed to cripple Amazon's competitive Kindle app.


DOJ accuses Apple and publishers of conspiring again after e-book ruling

08/09/2013, 09:08 am

Ahead of a crucial decision on punishment in Apple's e-book antitrust case, the U.S. Department of Justice has accused the iPad maker once again of conspiring with major book publishers to file motions in opposition.


iBooks for Mac debuts in Apple's OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5

08/07/2013, 04:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the latest beta versions of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, allowing developers for the first time to test its iBooks software for Mac.


Apple dismisses DOJ's proposed e-book penalties as 'a draconian and punitive intrusion'

08/02/2013, 03:08 pm

Apple quickly responded to a proposed e-book price fixing settlement from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, declaring the suggested penalties "wildly out of proportion to any adjudicated wrongdoing or potential harm."


DOJ settlement would require Apple to allow links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble e-book stores

08/02/2013, 10:08 am

Amazon and Barnes & Noble are not currently allowed to link from their native iOS apps to outside e-book stores. But the U.S. Department of Justice has proposed a settlement that would require Apple to allow such links for a two-year period.


Penguin appeases EU regulators by ditching e-book deal with Apple

07/25/2013, 01:07 pm

The European Commission on Thursday announced that it has reached an agreement with book publisher Penguin, ending its antitrust probe against the company.


Apple's loss in e-book antitrust case likely to give advantage to Amazon

07/11/2013, 09:07 am

The big winner in the U.S. government's antitrust victory over Apple is Amazon, experts say, as the online retailer will now be able to price e-books however it wants.


US court finds Apple guilty of conspiring to raise e-book prices

07/10/2013, 09:07 am

The U.S. government has succeeded in its federal antitrust suit against Apple, as the judge presiding over the case has determined that Apple conspired with book publishers to raise the price of e-books.


Barnes & Noble to exit cutthroat tablet hardware business, let partners build Nooks

06/25/2013, 11:06 am

While Barnes & Noble hoped its custom-built Nook tablet could compete with the likes of Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire, continued losses for the bookseller have forced it to exit the hardware manufacturing business, leaving third-party partners to build future Nook devices.


Apple defense to take over in final days of e-book antitrust case

06/17/2013, 11:06 am

With just four days left in the U.S. government's antitrust case against Apple, the Department of Justice will rest and Apple's defense team will take over this week.