iBooks... for the iPhone?

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  1. Chicken

    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    It may sound a bit farfetched but look at this picture

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    Still after seeing that it doesn't seem very likely, the book store is what sets it apart from the iPhone.

    So what do you think? I'm hoping it comes out for the iPhone although I wouldn't put money on it. Doesn't matter as I'll probably be getting an iPad anyway.
  2. Masder

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    Some apps will only be available to iPads. So no, there will be no iBookstore for iPhones/iPod touches
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    I don't think so, but maybe it will come a simular app for jailbroken iPhones on cydia.
  4. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    My feeling is that iBooks won't be released for the iPhone and iPod touch for the obvious reason that it would kill one of the unique iPad selling points. Big shame though.
  5. captainaids

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    The iphone/ipod have ebook readers for a looooooooooong time now (i like the Classics app a lot). The only difference with the ipad that its apple her own book application instead of a 3rd party one.

    oh shi- there goes the unique sellingpoint

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    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    ...we are aware that there are book readers on the iPhone and iPod touch.. you may want to check out Stanza, it's notably the best one. However iBooks is primarily an online bookstore, not just a reader. Your 'the only difference' statement is thus highly incorrect.
  7. Zc456

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    Nah, that'd be like putting iWork on the iPhone. The iPad's apps are shared alongside the rest in the App Store since they use the same framework and/or may be universal.
  8. Mz8691

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    Who wants to read books anymore. its out dated.
  9. zDSpider

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    I bet you're American.

    Did you know that those who read are generally smarter than those who don't ? Regardless of their occupation, be it farmer or lawyer, doctor or plumber. Also, those who read in most cases earn more money than those who don't. And it doesn't matter what on what subjects or genre as long as it's more than an hour a day (more like two hours+ a day).

    In the meanwhile, I'll stick to GoodReader on my iPod touch and at home my computer screen. I even have an app that notifies me when to look away so I don't ruin my eyes.

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    Because sometimes I forget and my vision goes all blurry for a few seconds.
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    ^ That I will agree on (except for the American part).

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