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3003 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2013 7:12 PM by deggie RSS
Jan1212 Calculating status...
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Jan 30, 2012 11:07 AM

Is it possible to read iBooks purchased on my iPad on my MacBook Pro?

MacBook Pro, iOS 5
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,475 points)
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    Jan 30, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to Jan1212)

    No, you can currently only read them in the iBooks app on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch - Apple haven't created a Mac or PC reader for them

  • DayoftheDead Calculating status...
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    Jun 2, 2012 1:07 PM (in response to King_Penguin)

    Well they should get off the Pot and start building cross platform (device) apps.  Im not going to spend $500 so that I can read a book that I downloaded to my iphone.

  • mtorrey4 Calculating status...
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    Jun 2, 2012 9:19 PM (in response to DayoftheDead)

    I completely agree. If Apple says it's compatible with the operating system of the iPad and the iPhone, and myMacBook Pro is running the same operating system as the iPad, then why is this so difficult?!  Why the heck would I want to WRITE a book on my MacBook Pro with iBooks Author but not READ one I've purchased in iBooks..... If I can get iTunes on any Apple device, I should be able to read a book I've purchased on any Apple device too. If you want customers to be happy with your products, then start making your product applications universally compatible. Just saying....

  • J_GA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to Jan1212)

    This is just one example of the difference between Apple, who continously make very greedy blunders like this in order to make money and Amazon, who with the Kindle allows all sorts of cross reading/downloading (even to Apple devices), so that they first dominate marketshare... and then make money. Two different companies but one has retail figured out for the long haul and the other just doesn't get it.


    Probably about time to short the Apple stock... he writes as he reads the latest Christoper Hitchens book that he bought on Amazon via his Kindle App on his Macbook Pro.

  • jaustinteach Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to Jan1212)

    I just went to itunes to read on my Mac and to my dimay I find that books purchased cannot be read in this format. When is Apple going to make this possible? I have been a faithful Mac user for 20+ years, using my ipad religiously and iPhone, but when I need my Mac to aid me in the classroom, nothing!

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
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    Oct 17, 2012 5:36 PM (in response to Jan1212)

    Please everyone on this thread post here:

  • PBret Calculating status...
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    Aug 23, 2013 6:11 PM (in response to King_Penguin)

    This is highly annoying! I'm a big reader and have about 50 books on my iBooks for my phone and ipad. I would'nt have spent $1200.00 on a computer that I couldn't even read them on!

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Aug 23, 2013 7:12 PM (in response to PBret)

    Then purchase OS X Mavericks when it is released this fall.


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