Selling e-books used to be a key part of Apple's services business but after the company and several publishers were sued by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012 for allegedly developing a scheme to raise the price of e-books, Apple got hit with a fine and retreated. The revamped app in testing includes a new section called Reading Now and a dedicated tab for audio books, the people said.
According to the tipsters, the iPhone maker is working to give the app a "simpler look" that will include a book catalog similar in appearance to the recently redesigned App Store.
In the wake of the lawsuit, Apple essentially put its iBooks and iBookstore services on the back burner, Gurman notes, while shifting its focus to building out other digital services including Apple Music and its more recent Apple Podcasts platform. Clearly Apple doesn't want to miss the chance to capitalize on the e-book and audiobook market, which has become increasingly popular but is also now dominated by Amazon.
Bloombergreported Thursday that Apple is in the process of reviving its ebook reading application iBooks by simplifying its UI and redesigning its digital book store.
Wednesday released a beta version of iOS 11.3 to developers with a rebranded version of the iBooks reading app named "Books", but the simple name masks bigger things to come.
Other developments including its December, 2017 hiring of Kashif Zafar - a former senior vice president of Amazon's audiobooks business, Audible - lend even further credence to Apple's bold new e-book ambitions. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook past year set a goal of doubling revenues from mobile services by 2020. Prior to his time at Amazon he served as the content vice president for book retailer Barnes & Noble's Nook ebook reader division. Many industry participants questioned the ruling in the case, since it obviously favored Amazon.
Apple wasn't immediately available for comment.
Earlier today, a report by Bloomberg mentioned that Apple is working on big changes for the Books app (previously called iBooks) and the Apple Books Store.
Among the political allies he alleges are involved in the global child porn ring is a Punjab minister, according to Dawn , and Dr. The police nonetheless carried out a raid at the suspect's house where a black jacket with a similar design was found.
We are now investigating on behalf of those players still receiving this error message and we will update this page in due course. The beta is going on now for select Xbox One and PC players, but it appears many are currently having issues accessing it.
The toy industry at large is also facing headwinds, with key manufacturers like Lego and Mattel struggling with declining sales. Toys "R" Us has lost almost $2.5 billion since it last reported an annual profit five years ago, according to CNN Money .
Delrio said that investment in rail safety and security in Italy had risen 34=% in the last three years. Debruto told Sky TG24 that it wasn't clear "if that was the cause or the result" of the derailment.
There is no available evidence whether or not e-cigarette use is associated with intermediate cancer endpoints in humans. But those effects may not be known for decades, in part, because of how slowly illnesses caused by smoking emerge.
The James Corden-hosted Grammy Awards will air live from Madison Square Garden in NY on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. on CBS . Kesha is nominated for two Grammys: best pop vocal album ('Rainbow') and pop solo performance ( 'Praying' ).
It remained a mystery until past year , when scientists used state-of-the-art methods to extract DNA from the corpse's big toe. It was well preserved due to a high level of mercury in the remains, often a sign that someone had been treated for syphilis.
HDR requires the user have a discrete GPU, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update , and, of course, an HDR compatible monitor. To permanently mute a tab, all you need to do is right click on the offending tab and you'll find a " Mute site " option.
Asked about the Queen's reaction to the news, Eugenie revealed: "Granny actually knew right at the beginning (of the engagement)". Well, well, well, 2018 is shaping up to be quite the year - for the younger members of the British royal family , that is.
Party leaders first claimed Rahul was allocated fourth row seat at the event and argued it was a break from the past. Gandhi said there should be equality of opportunity, regardless of our economic status, caste, religion or gender.
This will allow customers who can not have a dish or do not want one to still watch Sky programming, a spokesperson confirmed. The UK broadcaster said the forthcoming option was "major development" and would allow the company to enter new markets.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) opposed the tariffs and expressed disappointment in the president's decision. The president approved four years of tariffs that start at 30 percent and gradually drop to 15 percent.
He said that the state government abided the SC's order but did not expect that such violent incident would happen. The Haryana Roadways bus was set on fire near village Bhondsi in Gurugram allegedly by activists of Karni Sena.
However‚ if the water flow in the system is reduced too sharply‚ there is a risk of blockages and raw sewage leaks. Residents have been urged to keep track of water usage by making use of the water dashboard on the City's website.
It's both a popular ski resort and the location for the World Economic Forum, which Trump is attending during January 25 and 26. The Good Morning Britain host and Mail Online editor-at-large is said to be "ecstatic" with the get, according to the Mirror .
Sources tell TMZ that the rapper happened to make millions by getting into cryptocurrency at the right time - back in 2014. The singer made a Bitcoin account to garner the money and he received Bitcoin worth $400,000 that year.
Doomsday occurs at midnight, so the closer to midnight the clock is set, the more peril they believe the world is in. Nuclear arms-racing India and Pakistan are once again clashing in Kashmir, with casualties mounting on both sides.
There was also increased capacity on flights to and from Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto and Washington DC. In all, 12 flights were added and the airport's first trans-Atlantic route - Paris - was announced.
Instagram's GIF library is "full of hundreds of thousands of moving stickers" and is supported by GIPHY , the platform said. Google has silently updated its Gboard app for iOS, adding its GIF making button next to the word suggestion bar.
For now, Snapchat will not include ads within the Stories that people view outside of its app, according to the Snap spokesperson. That's a departure from past approaches where Snap worked to distance the key product from rival offerings.
Police told Phoenix television station ABC-TV that Arndt was being investigated after an incident at a downtown hotel in October. She alleged that after the wrestler and two friends got her under the influence of drugs, Arndt restrained her and raped her.
The drone strikes, carried out by U.S. spy planes, targeted the house belonging to Afghan refugees, the report said. Pakistan northwestern tribal areas lie on the border with war stricken Afghanistan .