Tag Archives: iBooks

Publishers giving back to purchasers of best sellers from iBookstore

Well, it looks as if the iBookstore price fixing saga may be behind us very soon. While Apple pushed for a lawsuit, which it ended up losing, it appears as if the publishers are now working hard on settlements with the US Department of Justice. A report today claims that Penguin, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and the Hachette Book…

Judge in Apple vs. DoJ e-book trial will not be overly harsh in injunction

The judge of the Apple vs. US Department of Justice, Denise Cote, has said that she wants the “injunction to rest as lightly as possible on how Apple runs its business” regarding the e-book case. The reason for this is that she only wants this to have an effect on the e-book part of iTunes, or more specifically the iBookstore, and not the rest of the…

DoJ claims publishers are “banded together once again” on day of Apple’s e-book hearing

Apple lawyers are set to be in court today to find out what the court will rule as the result of the guilty verdict against Apple for conspiring on e-book pricing. Being found guilty of price-fixing along with the publishers already, today’s hearing will simply tell us what any repercussions of such verdict will bring. The Department of Justice had released…

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…