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  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (24,275 points)

    That was my impression too. That you get the app free from iTunes, but buy from amazon directly, so there is no 'in app content' and no loss of revenue for Amazon. Just my impression however, I've never bought books from them.

     

    But if it works, it woudl be a way to legally and easily share the content across devices, books anyway.

  • JeremyR Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Kiwiphone4 wrote:

    You can circumvent this by going into the bookstore, and redownloading the book again individually.

    Well I assume so as this is how I transfer app purchases, one by one.

    Nope, that was the next thing I tried

  • JeremyR Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Skydiver119 wrote:

     

    That was my impression too. That you get the app free from iTunes, but buy from amazon directly, so there is no 'in app content' and no loss of revenue for Amazon. Just my impression however, I've never bought books from them.

     

    But if it works, it woudl be a way to legally and easily share the content across devices, books anyway.

    Yes, For future purchases we could avoid using iBooks. However I find iBooks to be a better reading experience then the Kindle App.

     

    We could also buy another iPad. I have owned an iPad 1 16Gig wifi (came free with a car), iPad 1 64 3G, iPad 2 64 3G that have all gone the way of eBay.

     

    I could give my wife the iPad 3, and get an iPad mini, but it's more the point of it all that bothers me. While Steve Jobs controlled the user experience, he did so in a way that he thought gave the user the best experience (right or wrong). He did not allow color in QuickTime until it was done right. he did not allow multitasking in iOS until it was done right. Apps don't have serial numbers on OSX, because that's just annoying.

     

    When Apple went with Apple maps over Google Maps, that was a choice to help Apple, not to help the User. When Apple put this block in place, that was to help Apple, and not help the User.

     

    The philosophy at Apple is changing, and as a very long time Apple user and fan, it's just a little upsetting.

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