5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 5:06 AM by Tom Gewecke
FAlvarez Level 1 Level 1

I have an iPhone 4 and I have bought some books using iBook, normally I am reading those in my iPhone but I want to know if there is a way to read them in my laptop using windows XP - Professional.

 

Thanking you in advance, I remain.

 

Fernando Alvarez.


Dell Latitude C840, Windows XP Pro
Solved by King_Penguin on Aug 27, 2011 12:27 PM Solved

You can't - ibooks can only currently be read in the iBooks app on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, they can't be read on a PC or Mac

Reply by Tom Gewecke on Aug 27, 2011 1:55 PM Helpful

To read paid ebooks on your laptop you will have to buy them from a store which offers a reader app for Win XP.  Try Kindle, Nook, or Googlebooks.

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10
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    You can't - ibooks can only currently be read in the iBooks app on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, they can't be read on a PC or Mac

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    To read paid ebooks on your laptop you will have to buy them from a store which offers a reader app for Win XP.  Try Kindle, Nook, or Googlebooks.

  • FAlvarez Level 1 Level 1


    Thanks, not a very nice answer, but, an answer. So, if I want to read my books in a bigger screen I have to buy an iPad.

    I have got it.

  • Gladified21 Level 1 Level 1

    Hello! Wow I was thinking the same thing too! This is very saddening to me that this is not possible. Sorry, but my ipod touch is WAAAYY too small to read a book. I am one to read a book in my hand, and after just recently purchasing my macbook pro now it is officially confirmed I cannot read any ibooks here... which has a way bigger screen and I feel can be more compatible on the go for college students, aside from ipads. Now i feel a little stupid, cause that means I could have purchased an ipad and in reality would probably be the same. but I really prefer a keyboard. I guess I'll be using those electronic books only for school. dang.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    Gladified21 wrote:

     

    Now i feel a little stupid, cause that means I could have purchased an ipad and in reality would probably be the same.

     

    No, you made the right choice, you really do need the capabilities of a real computer for college, there are whole lot of things an iPad cannot do.

     

    Apple has posted a notice on every iBooks purchase page for over 2 years now that they can only be read on an iOS device, so that is nothing new in any case.  But you can always buy your books instead from Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or Googlebooks and read them on your laptop.