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How to read books purchased from iTunes?

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  • Leif Ashely Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to Rysz)

    Apple and the iCould is the king of "access all your content from any device". So in an app called iTunes where I can listen to music and watch movies/shows I purchased from the store and where I puchase books and other items like books, I cannot read a book?


    Both the fact I cannot do this and the fact Apple expects I should read anything that says "you can't do that on your premium priced laptop" is 100% completely utterly rediculous.


    What a sad day to see Apple slitting it's own writs and letting this market opportunity slip away. Yea, I think I'll just go purchase this on Kindle, you know, the market leader in books who's your competitor. Thanks...

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to Leif Ashely)

    We're not Apple here, just fellow users. So we will have no problems with you buying anything you feel meets your needs.


    I trust you're aware that you are not limited to buying books from the iTunes Store for an iOS device but can buy e-books from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Google and read them on an iOS device as well as on a computer?

  • Leif Ashely Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to varjak paw)

    I am, and Apple has been known to browse through here as well. So don't think it's just here.


    However I feel compelled to express my feelings of disbelieve and disappointment when Apple's competing book service they discussed at length in the October product launch has such a poor structure. So by all means, rest assured my purchases will be using Amazon Kindle from now on since their product managers seem have a brain.

    I thought that it would be cool to purchase the Steve Jobs biography on iBooks, and apparently I was wrong.

  • rob24601 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to davesnewlion)

    Adobe digital does not work for DRM protected books from the Apple Store.  This is the reason I have spent thousands of dollars buying books on the Kindle store.  You can access your content on your laptop, what a revolutionary concept.  I can actually view the content I paid for on my laptop with th click of a button.  Never thought I'd live to see the day where Apple is behind Amazon in terms of product functionality and ease of use. 

  • bennybrak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to PAS-MacBookPro)

    Thanks man! Works like magic! I'm really grateful

  • Angelm1491 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 6:12 PM (in response to davesnewlion)

    I came across the idea that when we have purchased music from the itunes store such as whole cd albums , the came with a digital booklet that is able to open through preview and it is set to scroll to veiw pages is there any way that we can locate the book file that was donloaded and open it the same exact way ???!!!! just a thought only some whole albums come with a didital booklet

  • Nyi Thei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 27, 2013 8:47 PM (in response to recre8ed)

    Hi friends,


    I have installed ADE and now I can read books puchased from iTunes on my mac.



    I am using MBP 13" late 2011, 2.4 GHz, i5, 4GB RAM.

  • UK Webby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to recre8ed)

    Draged from iTunes to desktop as an epub file. Opened Adobe Digital Aditions 2.0 added the iBook epub file, but It didn't work for me also it can see the page numbers but no actual print on the screen. How did it work for you guys??

  • Jellayy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2014 7:50 PM (in response to UK Webby)

    Me too is there any way in the world i can read my book on my computer

  • Arik77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 9, 2014 4:06 PM (in response to davesnewlion)

    I NEVER post in forums for products. But I felt COMPELLED to log in right now and comment on the pure idiocy of this situation! I just got sold a book... THAT I CANT READ. Thats the bottom F'ing line. What the **** is wrong with apple?

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