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iBook Downloads

iBook Downloads



One of the most famous dimensions that made the Apple iPhone so extremely popular was Apple's intelligent integration of downloadable apps from its App store. Nowadays, with the intro of the new Apple iPad, Apple is looking like it will do the same thing in terms of iPad applications and iBook downloads from their iBookstore.

Currently, buyers will generally have to pay about $12 to $14 per each iBook, which is a bit of a disadvantage, especially after forking over hundreds of dollars for the iPad itself. So where can iPad users find low priced ebooks? iPad keepers might just have to wait and see.

Amazon's Kindle is the iPad's closest counterpart. Currently, there is an Amazon Kindle application for the iPad, which generally delivers iPad-specific features, like new page turning animations, a library view with pinch, zoom and scrolling support, and adjustable display brightness.

But what about other 3rd-party developers? Surely there will be a large market potential for cheap ebooks. iPad buyers are no doubt already scouring the net for methods to avoid buying every single iBook one by one.

Well known among other Apple goods like the iPhone and iTouch, the iPad can be "jail broken," which essentially allows code to be run on the unit which is not certified by Apple. iPad users can then download several software which are not made available through the iBookstore and App Store to access different apps and other cheap ebooks. iPad jail breaking will most likely be very popular among consumers.

Apple is predicting that there will be "a whole 'nother gold rush for developers if they build for iPad." And most people agree with the fact that the iPad will definitely create new options for 3rd party developers.

As of these days, the Kindle app is one of the most popular programs, with a Stanza application and Facebook app in the works. Whatever the case may be for the future of the Apple iPad, people are always going to be looking for affordable ebooks. iPad consumers will most definitely be exploring for alternative solutions that the Apple iBookstore cannot deliver.


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