Here’s one I’d ask. Why isn’t there an iBooks app for the Mac?
There’s an Amazon Kindle app for the iPhone and iPad. There’s a Kindle app for Android devices. There’s a Kindle app for PCs and Macs. What about iBooks for the Mac?
Who can fully understand what goes on in the hallowed halls of One Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California? Remember, Steve Jobs was dead set against allowing third party native applications on the iPhone? How’d that work out?
Head over the Mac App Store application and search for ‘Kindle.’ First and foremost in the search results is Amazon’s Kindle app. Alright, enter ‘iBooks’ into the Mac App Store and what do you get?
Templates for iBooks. Courses for iBooks. Themes for iBooks. But no iBooks app. What’s with that? It’s nuts.
Amazon’s Kindle app connects to your Amazon Kindle account and downloads whatever you’ve purchased from Amazon for Kindle.
iBooks for iPhone and iPad works much the same way, and it’s even easy to sync books and bookmarks and highlighting between devices.
Unless you have a Mac.
Why doesn’t Apple have an iBooks app for the Mac? In a way, it does. iTunes. iTunes lets you shop for books and keep them in your Apple account. You can buy iBooks. You can Hide iBooks. You can see what you’ve bought on iBooks.
You just can’t read iBooks on your Mac.