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iBook Downloads

iBook Downloads

One of the most remarkable dimensions that made the Apple iPhone so amazingly famous was Apple's intelligent integration of downloadable apps from its App store. These days, with the intro of the new Apple iPad, Apple is looking like it will do the same thing in terms of iPad apps and iBook downloads from their iBookstore.

Now, clients will generally have to spend about $12 to $14 per each iBook, which is a bit of a disadvantage, specially after forking over hundreds of dollars for the iPad itself. So where can iPad end users get cheap ebooks? iPad keepers might just have to wait and see.

Amazon's Kindle is the iPad's closest counterpart. At the moment, there is an Amazon Kindle app for the iPad, which generally offers iPad-specific features, like new page turning animations, a library view with pinch, zoom and scrolling support, and adjustable display screen brightness.

But what about other third-party developers? Surely there will be a massive market potential for low priced ebooks. iPad consumers are no doubt already scouring the internet for means to keep away from purchasing every single iBook one by one.

Popular among other Apple products like the iPhone and iTouch, the iPad can be "jail broken," which essentially permits code to be run on the device which is not certified by Apple. iPad clients can then download several apps which are not made available through the iBookstore and App Store to access different applications and other low-cost ebooks. iPad jail breaking will most likely be very popular among clients.

Apple is predicting that there will be "a whole 'nother gold rush for developers if they build for iPad." And most people agree with the fact that the iPad will definitely make new opportunities for third party developers.

As of at this moment, the Kindle application is one of the most popular programs, with a Stanza app and Facebook app in the works. Whatever the case may be for the future of the Apple iPad, people are always going to be searching for low priced ebooks. iPad customers will most definitely be exploring for alternative solutions that the Apple iBookstore cannot deliver.


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