Apple has announced that external distributors selling eBooks for the iPad and iPod/iPhone devices will now have to re-work their apps so the eBooks are sold through the Apple Store, and that 30% of sales go to Apple.
Glad I don't buy eBooks on my iPod. I have a Nook for reading.. lol. Free content FTW!!
Apple: Where can we be more evil? It's like we've covered everything....Whats this? eBook distros are keeping almost all their money???? We gotta fix this... *Read above* xD
Hmm they may be trying to milk as much money from the system while Steve is gone LOLOL
Nah, this has Steve Jobs written all over it. Dude is an absolute control freak.
This was always going to happen. I always found it strange that i could download a free kindle app from the app store and then purchase ebooks directly from the amazon website, when apple has it's own book store (that was more expensive and didn't contain anywhere near as many titles). Look at something like the PS3. If developers want to sell content for that system they have to give Sony a cut. There's no such thing as a free lunch..... I'm sure they allowed the kindle system to operate whilst they developed there own book store as one of the initial marketing uses for the iPad was the an ebook reader (amongst many other things). The apple book store took ages to launch in various regions due to licensing and copyright issues.
hmmm, good thing i despise apple and don't use any of their products
why you would wanna damage you eyes reading an entire book on an apple device anyway is beyond me.... hopefully this will be a boost to android and kindle in the long run.. public perception is everything these days - Apple are soon becoming the new microsoft
I do prefer iBooks over the other digital alternatives simply because the pages look like a real book rather than an A5 sheet of paper. But if prices aren't competitive then there's plenty of other options... even going back to paper! In the long term I can only see this and other stupidities like no flash pushing both existing iPad owners and new customers towards the Android standard.
E-books are the future. It is cheaper, helps environment an it is easier (access, availability and space economic) ... the only thing we need is... the good e-book reader. I prefer kindle, the battery life is amazing. The last thing I is the battery dead in the middle of reading session.
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