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Topic: iBooks

Apple leaks mention of iBooks 3.0, reinforcing iPad mini focus on ebooks

10/20/2012, 02:10 pm

The appearance of the yet unreleased "iBooks 3.0" as a requirement for certain titles in Apple's iBookstore suggests the company will soon update its ebook client app for iOS, likely in conjunction with the release of iPad mini.

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Rumored 'iPad mini' event to focus on iBooks, report says

10/12/2012, 06:10 pm

Shortly after it was reported that Apple is "likely" to unveil a 7.85-inch iPad at an as-yet-unannounced event on Oct. 23, a separate report claims the alleged product announcement will focus on the purported tablet's e-book capabilities.

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Barnes & Noble introduces 9" Nook HD+ touchscreen tablet

09/26/2012, 11:09 am

Barnes & Noble has announced two new tablets in its latest Nook lineup, led by a larger 9-inch model that will compete more directly with Apple's iPad, as well as the new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.

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Notification in iOS 6 beta hints at iBooks for Apple TV

09/05/2012, 08:09 am

An error message displayed in the latest beta of iOS 6 for Apple TV suggests that support for iBooks may be coming to Apple's set-top box.

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Apple, publishers offer e-book pricing concessions to avoid antitrust suit

08/31/2012, 10:08 am

Looking to avoid an antitrust suit from the European Union, Apple and four publishers have offered concessions to retailers, including Amazon.com, that would allow them to sell e-books at a discounted rate for two years.

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App Store, iTunes & iBook stores redesigned & improved in iOS 6

06/12/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple's three digital storefronts will see significant changes with the launch of iOS 6, including new looks and new functionality for the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore.

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Briefly: Simon & Schuster settles; 9M Galaxy S III preorders; 10.1" Kindle Fire

05/18/2012, 01:05 am

Publisher Simon & Schuster has settled an e-book antitrust lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 29 states in the U.S., while a new report claims Samsung achieved nine million preorders for its Galaxy S III smartphone. Also, a rumor claims Amazon is suspending plans for an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in favor of a 10.1-inch model due out later this year.

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Microsoft to invest $300M in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-book platform

04/30/2012, 08:04 am

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will take a $300 million stake in bookseller Barnes & Noble's digital Nook e-book business, potentially paving the way for a new spin-off company.

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Apple's ebook price-fixing court battle spills into Canada

04/21/2012, 01:04 am

A Canadian class-action lawsuit alleging that Apple and its partner ebook publishers colluded to artificially inflate the price of content offered through the iBookstore was given the go ahead to launch on Friday.

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Apple seeks trial over DoJ price fixing allegations

04/18/2012, 07:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday rose to challenge the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit over alleged ebook price fixing, asking for a trial at the first hearing in Manhattan federal court since the DoJ's filing last week.

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Apple denies DoJ allegations of collusion, says it broke up Amazon monopoly

04/12/2012, 10:04 pm

Apple has spoken out against the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit filed against the company earlier this week, noting that the launch of its iBookstore actually broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry."

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DoJ seen as unlikely to win antitrust e-book suit against Apple

04/12/2012, 12:04 pm

Experts who have reviewed the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust case against Apple over alleged price fixing of e-books believe that the government will likely lose.

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Australian government may also sue Apple over e-book pricing

04/12/2012, 09:04 am

The Australian government has begun urging retailers with concerns about e-book price fixing to file formal complaints, as it considers its own lawsuit against Apple and book publishers.

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DoJ: Apple considered 'illegally dividing the digital content world with Amazon'

04/11/2012, 01:04 pm

In its newly filed lawsuit against Apple, the U.S. Department of Justice asserts that the iPad maker considered a content partnership with Amazon that would have allowed Apple to "own" digital delivery of audio and video.

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US government files antitrust suit against Apple over e-book pricing [u]

04/11/2012, 10:04 am

An antitrust suit accusing Apple and a number of book publishers of price fixing and collusion was filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday [updated].

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DoJ suit against Apple over e-book pricing may arrive this week

04/10/2012, 09:04 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is readying an antitrust suit against Apple over alleged e-book price fixing and could launch the complaint as early as Wednesday, a new report claims.

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Apple, others challenged to make digital textbooks a reality in five years

03/30/2012, 11:03 pm

Apple along with a number of tech industry leaders, took part in a discussion on Thursday to explore how a joint effort backed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and Department of Education can implement digital textbooks in the nation's K-12 public schools.

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'Harry Potter' gains e-book treatment, but no deal yet for Apple's iBookstore

03/27/2012, 09:03 am

The bestselling "Harry Potter" series is now available in e-book form from many of the top digital storefronts, with one glaring exception: Apple's iBookstore.

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Apple ridicules ebook pricing conspiracy theory of class action lawsuit filing

03/08/2012, 07:03 pm

Apple has asked that a class action lawsuit claiming the company conspired with book publishers to raise the price of ebooks be thrown out, stating that the plaintiffs' arguments didn't make sense and that "this allegation just strings together antitrust buzzwords."

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DoJ reportedly planning antitrust suit against Apple, publishers over e-books

03/08/2012, 02:03 am

The U.S. Department of Justice is readying a lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers over alleged price fixing of e-books, according to a new report.

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