Tag Archives: iBooks

OS X Mavericks gets iBooks in Developer Preview 5

OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5 was pushed today, and along with it came iBooks, an application that was shown off at the WWDC keynote back in June, but only now making an appearance in the actual previews. I have been running the Developer Previews on my iMac since the second one, and haven’t had many problems at all. Each build gets more and more…

Apple could have to pay $500 million in e-book price fixing case

I am pretty sure most of you can remember the e-book price fixing case that Apple was involved in with the US Department of Justice, in which Apple was eventually found guilty. Well, as a result of that verdict, which Apple plans to appeal, it seems that it may be forced to pay nearly $500 million. Looking at the chart above, which was posted over on…

Steve Jobs didn’t want to enter “iBooks” market

Apple’s iPad is seen as many diffent items in the market. It is a tablet, a gaming device, and an e-book reader. However, according to Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue, Steve Jobs didn’t picture the iPad as an e-book reader. He actually didn’t want to enter the electronic book market at all. After recent court…

U.S. DoJ releases emails pertaining to e-book pricing case

With the case on the horizon, the U.S. Department of Justice has released the emails that it will be using during the court case to “prove” Apple is guilty in organizing a set of companies to price-fix e-books for the iBook Store. If you are interested in reading them, you can easily do so by heading to this link: Email exchange between Steve Jobs and James…

Penguin agrees to $75 million settlement in price fixing lawsuit

Publisher Penguin has today announced that it has reached a “comprehensive agreement” with U.S. State Attorneys General, and the private plaintiffs involved, settling for a sum of $75 million. The move is part of an ongoing lawsuit in which various parties are accusing Apple, and some of the U.S.’ largest publishing firms of deliberately fixing iBook…

Apple wins trademark suit over ‘iBooks’

A New York federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Apple over the ‘iBooks’ trademark. The suit was filed by Black Tower Press in 2011, claiming that the New-York based published acquired the trademark in 2006 and 2006. Whilst Apple has a trademark for “iBook”, used on the Mac from 1999 to 2006, it did not use the trademark in relation to ebooks…