6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 1:34 PM by Limnos
Cayuga1948 Level 1 (0 points)

I have for the first time ever purchased a book from itunes and have it downloaded on my apple mini.  I can't open it?  What is the major malfunction here?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,176 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    iBooks is only supported with the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, not with Macs

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,190 points)

    iBooks can only be read on mobile devices, not on computers.

     

    iBooks: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059 - Computers are not listed under supported devices.

     

    Post discussing alternatives to iBooks for use on computers and other devices - https://discussions.apple.com/message/18234213

  • Cayuga1948 Level 1 (0 points)

    So....let me get this straight.  Itunes is an Apple product that was auto loaded on my Apple computer when purchased.  But if I buy a book from Apple Itunes I can't read it on my Apple computer.  Not only that, Apple Itunes does not tell you that you CANNOT read your Apple purchase book on your Apple computer.  Right?  Something sounds a little illegal here to me.  I have an Apple ipad that I have to plug into my Apple computer to use Apple itunes.  How do I get my Apple purchase from my Apple computer on to my Apple ipad?  My head is dizzy!

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,190 points)

    Itunes is an Apple product that was auto loaded on my Apple computer when purchased.

    Yes, highly likely if you bought it new.

     

      But if I buy a book from Apple Itunes I can't read it on my Apple computer.

    Correct.  The iBooks feature is there in iTunes for convenience so you can buy a book using your computer prior to transferring it to your device.

     

      Not only that, Apple Itunes does not tell you that you CANNOT read your Apple purchase book on your Apple computer.  Right?

    Wrong.  I don't have the image here, nor do I have an iTunes account to provide one, but I distinctly recall somebody else complaining about this and a person posting an image of the window where you click to buy a book and it specifically stating you must have a mobile device.

     

      Something sounds a little illegal here to me.

    What is?  Again I cannot post the image here but I bet it says it.  As always, you need to read the details of things when purchasing.

     

    I have an Apple ipad that I have to plug into my Apple computer to use Apple itunes.  How do I get my Apple purchase from my Apple computer on to my Apple ipad?  My head is dizzy!

    iTunes: Syncing media content to iOS devices and iPod - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1351 - detailed example: https://discussions.apple.com/message/18860187

  • Cayuga1948 Level 1 (0 points)

    Your link finally solved the issue.  Thank you.  As I knew I wanted to purchase the book having read the intro elsewhere, I clicked purchase when I located it.  The message you refer to does not appear until you open the book to preview it.  Much aggravation would be avoided by all if Apple put that on the books home page.  Thank you for your help.

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,190 points)

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ - Apple products feedback links