Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 9:13 PM (in response to silvermondfee)
Is there any official way to complain
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.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 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.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 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.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to Gatorbiker)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to michelle from marcus beach)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to Philip18)
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.