iBookstore for iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by soLoredd, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2007
    Is there any reason, other than Apple's own desire, why the iBookstore can't be accessed via iPhone/Touch? Do you guys think it will be an option in OS 4.0?
  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    According to reports, books in the Bookstore are specially formatted for the iPad.
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    According to Steve Jobs, they're in ePub format, which is completely reflowable to fit your display device. There is no reason they could not be displayed on an iPhone. From Wikipedia:

    We can always hope...
  4. tritonj macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    the reason is so that you will buy an iPad to read ebooks, it is a sales ploy plain and simple
  5. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    Really, so you're saying that Apple wouldn't want the iBookstore on the iPhone/Touch.....hmmmmm, I'm sure theyd love to cut into that Free Kindle app thats on their. Some people, I think they just comment to be heard, but show no thought. The bookstore will be on the iPhone, I dont know anything, but I know businesses arent dumb either. They want the iBookstore on the MILLLIONS of iDevices already out there, you sir, need to sleep....
  6. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
  7. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    I'm totally fine with just keeping my Kindle app on my phone, but I wouldn't be against an Apple iBookstore app for the iPhone. Either way, I win :)
  8. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    Its quite possible someone will port it down to a jailbroken iphone.
  9. McBeats macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    seriously, i believe apple will make it for ipod touch and iphone as well, seeing as how there are several other apps out there that do similar things... the kindle app isnt bad at all, kinda surprised it was free.
  10. tritonj macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    you sir need to wake up, businesses use this ploy all the time to try to promote new products, i never said they won't have the ibookstore on an iphone or ipod touch, i said the reason they'd keep it off those devices is to promote the ipad. so get off your soapbox and stop getting those panties in a bunch

    OP asked for a reason, so i gave him one

    some people just like to reply to posts before actually fully comprehending a post and just jump to their own conclusions
  11. Lara F macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    But it's a bit silly since anyone who (like me) is comfortable enough with the screen size of the iPhone/Touch would just use any of the ebook apps available. Unless iBookstore has exclusive titles like Harry Potter, I don't see how it'd be much of a selling point for the iPad in itself.
  12. mojoe24 macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2009
    I couldn't imagine switching to iBookstore. I've been using Stanza for some time and it was one of the selling point for the iPhone to me. I couldn't imagine iBookstore offering as much as Stanza does.
  13. tritonj macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    doesn't McGraw Hill have some sort of deal with them?
  14. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2009
    I may be mistaken but I think that deal got dropped when their CEO decided to leak information on the tablet the day before it's introduction.

    I know for sure they were removed from the presentation.

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