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How do I read iBooks on my Macbook Air

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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:13 PM (in response to silvermondfee)

    silvermondfee wrote:

     

    Is there any official way to complain

     

    Yes, via

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    Writing in these user-to-user forums most likely has no impact.

     

    After nearly 3 years of complaints already and no response from Apple on this issue so far, I would not be optimistic about any change.

  • safcok01 Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2012 9:28 AM (in response to gingerfrompalm bay)

    Mr Jack Apple

     

    You're an idiot and shouldn't be allowed to have children.  I have ibooks on my iPad and I teach yet cannot print some of the material from the ipad due to incompatible printer(s) - Yours is not the only opinion that counts and, in this case, actually you;re wrong.  I really feel for your daughter.  God bless her and hope she meets someone who is able to offer less patronising advice during her development.  God forbid she grows up like you.

    You're a sad and ignorant man.

  • chpvivier Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2012 9:46 PM (in response to gingerfrompalm bay)

    I came home from a trip yesterday in which I bought a book series (a forty dollar purchase) on my iPhone. It seemed reasonable to assume Apple would have some sort of ability to sync your purchases on your computer as well; it does for all your music.

     

    Alas, Apple doesn't want my money, at least in this sense. I'm taking it as a lesson. I'm just not gonna buy anymore books from iBooks until this is fixed.

     

    I'd suggest getting the Kindle app, since you can read those books on any device. I'd suggest sending feedback to complain about this problem. I know I did.

  • Walter Moore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 9:47 PM (in response to chpvivier)

    I'm not going to complain, but neither am I going to buy an iPad.

    Apple has gambled that it will make more money by preventing customers from reading iTunes books on Apple computers.

    And Apple might indeed make more money that way, but none of it's coming from me.  Amazon, on the other hand, has gotten two e-book purchases from me this week alone.

  • Gatorbiker Calculating status...
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:18 PM (in response to gingerfrompalm bay)

    Sorry did not read through all replies but you can download for free Kitabu on the appstore and it will read all your iBooks (it is an .epub reader)

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to Gatorbiker)

    Gatorbiker wrote:

     

    you can download for free Kitabu on the appstore and it will read all your iBooks

     

    No, neither Kitabu nor any other app will read iBooks with DRM (or even .ibooks format books without DRM), which is what most people want to do and why these threads exist.  There has never been any problem reading epub ebooks without DRM on any platform.

  • avirr Calculating status...
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:29 PM (in response to gingerfrompalm bay)

    I complained to the Apple Store about not being able to read the iBook version. They refunded my money.  That doesn't really solve the problem (I dislike Amazon), but it does reduce my grievance.

  • michelle from marcus beach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to Mr Jack Apple)

    I want to buy an ibook and read it on my macair.  I'm the customer and that's what I want.  Itunes misses out on my custom.  Simple.

  • dflowerz Calculating status...

    Count me in as not happy that I cannot read my iBooks on my Macbook Air! Yes I have an iPhone and the iPad2. The iPad is the best e-reader but sometimes I want to read stuff on the Air. So c'mon Apple!  All the other stuff-music and video-works across devices. Why not books?  What is even more confusing is that you can download iBooks on a macbook, but cannot read them! Also another frustrating problem is having two accounts with Apple and not being able to merge them. I have two accounts because years ago Mobile Me forced me to get and use an Apple e-mail despite having used another e-mail for years. So I have stuff purchased on two different accounts which are both me, but now I have to deal with all that DRM crap. I am sure it is a common problem.

  • hpjchobbes Calculating status...
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    Jan 13, 2013 4:17 PM (in response to gingerfrompalm bay)

    Everytime I think I'm going to become a fan of Apple, they pull stupid decisions like this that make me wonder what they were thinking. I thought one of the biggest benefits of having all Apple devices is being able to pickup on one device exactly where I left off. Guess Apple doesn't think their laptops are good enough.

     

    I really hope that the reason for this isn't due to them wanting to force people to buy an iPhone or iPad, but I doubt they would ever give any reason why. Logic doesn't always seem to be part of the Apple design philosophy. Oh well, another lesson is why this walled garden isn't worth the admission price.

  • donald Krueger Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to Mr Jack Apple)

    Mr. Jack Apple,

    If I buy a hard cover book, its mine to to with what I want.  If I buy an ibook I'm limited to using it of virtually every Apple device except my computer.  I bought the book and should certainly be able to read on my big screen if I desire.  My iMac can open a dozen windows if desired, why would I want to take a 'read break' by getting out my tiny iphone.  Its senesless.

    Don K

     

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  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 8:57 PM (in response to donald Krueger)

    Did you know that the person you are talking to hasnt' been with us for a very long time. We've lost him since last year already....

     

    In the meantime, my money has also been going to Amazon. I'm somewhat pleased to see the competition. I wont be buying another iPad either.

  • Philip18 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:24 PM (in response to gingerfrompalm bay)

    I can read epub format items on my iMac using Adobe digital editions, a free download from http://www.adobe.com/au/products/digital-editions/download.html

     

    I hope this helps!

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to Philip18)

    Philip18 wrote:

     

    I can read epub format items on my iMac using Adobe digital editions

     

    Neither Adobe Digital Editions nor any other app will read iBooks with DRM (or even .ibooks format books without DRM), which is what most people want to do and why these threads exist.  There has never been any problem reading epub ebooks without DRM on any platform.

  • Dharmahippy Calculating status...
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    Jan 27, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to gingerfrompalm bay)

    Who wants to sit around reading Ibooks on their Mac for hours? *laugh*

    Jack Apple you're so SMART and WISE. Please let me be your deciple

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