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Topic: iBooks

Apple's NYC event rumored to deliver academic enhancements to iBooks platform

01/03/2012, 01:01 pm

Apple's anticipated media event laster this month in New York City will focus on iTunes U, education and digital textbook publishing, a new rumor claims.

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Apple's January media event in NYC to reportedly focus on iBooks, publishing

01/02/2012, 11:01 pm

As reports have emerged of an Apple media event in New York City later this month, one insider has claimed that the event will feature industry-related announcements for publishers about the iBookstore platform.

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Apple promotes The Beatles with ad, free iBook; Samsung again mocks iPhone users

12/09/2011, 11:12 pm

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the arrival of The Beatles' catalog to iTunes, Apple is promoting the band's music with a new TV ad, while also showcasing a new free "Yellow Submarine" interactive e-book on the iBookstore. Meanwhile, Samsung has released another TV spot mocking iPhone users, this time over music and movie storage.

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Apple adds night reading theme, full screen mode to iBooks

12/07/2011, 12:12 am

Apple on Wednesday issued an update to its iBooks iOS app, adding a night-time reading theme, full-screen layout, new fonts and an improved annotation palette.

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EU investigating Apple for anticompetitive e-book pricing

12/06/2011, 08:12 am

Apple joins five book publishers as the target of a European Union investigation into anticompetitive practices in the e-book market.

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Barnes & Noble to take on Kindle Fire, iPad with new $250 Nook Tablet

11/07/2011, 12:11 pm

Barnes & Noble on Monday unveiled its next-generation Nook Tablet, a new 7-inch touchscreen device with a color screen that's a direct competitor to Amazon's new Kindle Fire.

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Apple launches iTunes Store in all remaining EU countries

09/29/2011, 02:09 am

Apple on Thursday launched the iTunes Store in the 12 European Union countries that had yet to gain access to it, ending an eight year wait for what has become the world's No. 1 music store.

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Apple, publishers sued over e-book pricing as sales jump

08/09/2011, 09:08 pm

Apple and five of the six largest publishing houses have been sued in a class action suit accusing them of illegal price fixing via the agency model, while a new survey shows e-book sales have risen by more than 1000 percent over the past two years.

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iBooks to boost Apple's iTunes into a $13 billion business by 2013

07/06/2011, 05:07 pm

Apple's ubiquitous iTunes Store and its associated services are forecast to generate a staggering $13 billion in revenues during the company's fiscal 2013, growing at an expected rate of nearly 40% over the next three years as publishers trend towards its iBook format.

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Apple sued by publisher over iBooks trademark

06/15/2011, 08:06 pm

A New York publisher is suing Apple for trademark infringement over the use of the term "iBooks."

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Apple releases iBooks 1.3 with new read-aloud feature for children's books

06/07/2011, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iBooks 1.3, an update for its iOS-based e-reading software, adding a new read-aloud feature that uses a real narrator to read some children's books.

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Apple Store update highlights return policy; Apple not exhibiting at book expo

05/18/2011, 02:05 pm

Apple's online store went temporarily offline Wednesday, only to return with a a more visible return policy. Also, contrary to an earlier report, Apple will not be exhibiting at the BookExpo America conference, but will be holding private meetings.

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Apple to promote iPad ebooks, iBookstore at BookExpo America conference

05/17/2011, 04:05 pm

Apple is making an uncharacteristic appearance at a publishing industry conference to promote its iBookstore as a significant player among digital books.

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Steve Jobs surprises with return to the stage at Apple's iPad 2 event

03/02/2011, 01:03 pm

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs surprised the crowd Wednesday by taking the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, just weeks after he left his daily duties for health reasons.

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Random House books come to Apple's iBookstore for iPad, iPhone

03/02/2011, 10:03 am

Days after publisher Random House announced it would adopt the agency model for e-book sales, content from the world's largest consumer trade publisher -- including "The Da Vinci Code" -- began appearing on Apple's iBookstore.

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World's largest book publisher Random House may soon join Apple's iBookstore

02/28/2011, 07:02 pm

Random House, the world's largest book publisher and most high profile holdout from Apple's eBook digital download, could soon bring its catalog of top selling novels to the electronics maker's iOS ecosystem.

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iOS jailbreakers thwarted by Apple's latest version of iBooks

02/15/2011, 10:02 am

Apple has taken a new approach in its battle with users who hack iOS-powered devices like the iPhone and iPad, blocking "jailbreakers" from accessing content in its iBooks e-reader application.

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Apple's new App Store restrictions block Sony eBookstore, may lock out Amazon [u]

02/01/2011, 02:02 am

Apple has tightened restrictions on its iOS App Store by requiring all in-app purchases to go through it, resulting in the rejection of an eBookstore application from Sony, a new report claims.

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Apple iBooks app indicates iPad 2 will quadruple pixels to 2048x1536

01/15/2011, 08:01 pm

Recent rumors have suggested Apple will give the second generation iPad a much higher resolution screen, although short of the ppi density of the Retina Display of iPhone 4. New graphics discovered within Apple's iBook app suggest this is true.

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Amazon Kindle sales strong, but many buyers already own Apple's iPad

12/28/2010, 09:12 am

Amazon this week said the latest version of its Kindle e-reader has been its best-selling ever, while "many" buyers also own a touchscreen tablet like Apple's iPad.

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