Since 2013, Apple has been embroiled in litigation surrounding the price fixing of ebooks found within its iBooks Store. Now, after three years of court hearings and everything in between, Apple’s lost its appeal.
Apple’s been making a push to being one of the most popular sources for digital content for several years now, including books with its iBooks platform.
On Friday, October 24, Apple sent out emails to authors who publish books through iBooks notifying them of some noteworthy changes coming to the platform.
It’s the third day of Apple’s “12 Days of Gifts” promotion, and today the company’s offering Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2014” iBook for free.
If you are a book lover or have one on your holiday shopping list, you now have a new way to give or receive a book. As noted by Macworld, Apple has added a new option in the iBookstore that allows you to send and receive ebooks as a gift.
Apple has finally updated iBooks to version 3.2, which comes with a much awaited design overhaul, in line with iOS 7’s design language.
iOS 7 is a huge update, that includes a radical new design as well as a number of new features like smarter multitasking, Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio and a lot more. This is a lot for the average iOS user to digest, which is why Apple has released iOS 7 user guides for iPod and iPad on the iBookstore.
In July, a federal judge found Apple guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise the retail prices of ebooks when it launched the iBookstore. The judge has today followed up on that decision with an injunction that prohibits Apple from entering into “most-favored-nation” (MFN) agreements with publishers.