Functionality of as a eReader

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Lakeland*won, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Lakeland*won macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Will the iPad allow for highlighting bookmarking and saving?

    Simple question.
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Bookmarks yes. Highlighting, don't think so. Haven't heard about it if it does. It's one of the weak links as far as using for educational purposes. Maybe it will be a late addition.

    iBooks features.
  3. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Kindle software allows highlighting. Competition is a good thing. iBooks will offer it soon enough.
  4. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    Yeah, if highlighting is a must, then I would suggest using the Kindle app, though it seems likely Apple would implement this.
  5. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Nobody knows until we get the iPad in our hands. There'll be a lot of things that Apple did not list on their site or keynote that we'll find out on April 3rd. It is totally possible that the highlighting is there, just that Apple did not mention it.

    In a way, that's good in a way that we'll still be more surprised with minor features.

    Unlike the rest of the apple applications, I think iBook will evolute over times to include more features that people'll ask. It's going to be a money maker for Apple, so they have to spend some time on it.

    Unlike Kindles and other e-ink readers, iPad is much more flexible in terms of adding more features and changing the whole layout as well.
  6. kyleaa macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2006
    I find annotating and highlighting on an actual kindle to be too much of a hassle - I would hope they would implement that functionality here as it stands to really benefit from a touch UI.

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