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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:50 PM   #51
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Wow. So much for testing...

Just killed my girlfriend's phone and mine. Going back to iBooks.
How so, are you rebuying all your content on iBooks?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:27 PM   #52
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Repeat, did not lose notes or bookmarks.
Same, all is just as it was.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:37 PM   #53
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It is not like it says "Oh, your entire collection has been deleted. Please re-purchase everything again."
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:53 PM   #54
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Many people do not purchase all their books through Amazon (i.e. Amazon is not aware of all the ebooks I have).
Don't you keep copies of those somewhere other than your ios devices?

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Not to mention you will have lost your place plus bookmarks plus any notes you made.
You don't lose your place. At least, I would not, since my place in the book is also saved in the Cloud, automatically. One of the benefits of Kindle software is that I can switch between reading the same book on my Kindle, iPad, iPhone, laptop, whatever, without losing my place.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 05:15 PM   #55
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I notice it does not show the cloud books how far they have been read. that would let me sort the old from the new.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 05:19 PM   #56
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Amazon Warns Against Using Kindle.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:07 PM   #57
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Don't you keep copies of those somewhere other than your ios devices?[COLOR="#808080"]
I do so it's no problem for me. Unfortunately, many informed people do not bother keeping copies or even backing up their computer / data. I put the blame on these people if they lost stuff due to the Kindle app update but it doesn't change the fact that some people lost items they purchased elsewhere.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:47 PM   #58
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When I purchase books from other sources, I email them to my Kindle device and as far as I can tell, they wind up in my cloud. Not that you can trust anything in the cloud today will be in the cloud tomorrow.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:57 PM   #59
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Apple should always keep the previous version of an app available to revert to in case there's problems with an update.

This would be TRIVIAL to implement. Why the hell don't they?

Also, keeping previous versions of an app available when the app obsoletes a class of devices would be good too. I know of people using iPhone 3G who have lost some apps because they can't install newer versions after their device was wiped.
Hear hear. My 3G was borked similarly for iBooks and Kindle. Extremely annoying. Guess I should report this to Apple.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:54 PM   #60
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True, although Amazon shares blame for what is clearly a sloppy release with a glaring and significant bug.
Sorry, no, this is all on Amazon.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:01 PM   #61
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all my books are disappeared.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:32 AM   #62
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In the future you guys should really send your mobi books directly to the document archive on Amazon, either by using your kindle email or the Send to Kindle application. There isn't a lot of point in keeping them locally on your device when Amazon give you 5 GB of storage for free.

That means the books will be available and synced on all your devices as well.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 11:38 AM   #63
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Nice one Amazon!

Luckily for me, I updated all my apps on the weekend and missed this I think (I usually only update once a month or so).
This doesn't exactly fill me with confidence in the Amazon ecosystem.

Apple should support a "retract update" capability that would allow developers to instantly pull an update and revert to the previous version. This would be good for customers when developers royally screw up like this.

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It seems possible -- very likely actually -- that the deletion occurs when you first launch. So try to avoid launching until the next update is available.
I update to the new version and everything was there, so it was probably at launch that it happened and I had not launched the app
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In the future you guys should really send your mobi books directly to the document archive on Amazon, either by using your kindle email or the Send to Kindle application. There isn't a lot of point in keeping them locally on your device when Amazon give you 5 GB of storage for free.

That means the books will be available and synced on all your devices as well.
I did not know that you could do this. Thanks! I have been trying to redownload all of my .mobi files to put on the cloud, but cannot find a handful. The rest are out there, never to be lost again.

thank you
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:22 PM   #65
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Thats a web browser not an OS, same thing happens with Android and Win8 Phones when you update an app. Thats what I was referring to.
We're talking about apps, like the Kindle app, not OS versions (at least I can only assume that's what the OP meant since they called the lack of old version reversion a "problem" and this story is about the Kindle app problem, not iOS itself).
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What's actually happened (and this happened to my Dad) is that it's registered your IPad as a new device in the Manage my Kindle page on their website. So all of the settings (like auto-download, delivery email address etc) apply to Ipad 1 (say).

But your iPad is now Ipad 2, so none of the settings apply...

Not sure if the updated version will fix this if you've already gone through it...

If it doesn't then you'll have to log in to Manage my Kindle, note the old Kindle delivery address, delete the old iPad, rename iPad 2 to iPad, amend it's delivery address....

That will restore your auto-download settings.

No comment on stuff you've sideloaded or opened from an email/dropbox/etc
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