Apple enables iBook gifting on iOS and OS X ahead of the holidays

After recently overhauling its iBooks apps for iOS 7, Apple has enabled the ability to purchase iBooks for others through its gifting system as Macworld first noted.

Previously, you could purchase credit for the iBooks Store for someone else, but you could not purchase a specific book intended for someone else’s account. Amazon’s Kindle ecosystem has allowed e-book gifting for a few years now, but the feature’s absence remained a point of confusion for many iBook customers before today… Read more

Latest OS X Mavericks Preview showcases iBooks for Mac [Gallery]

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Apple’s latest OS X Mavericks Developer Preview includes iBooks for Mac, according to tips from developers who have installed the new beta. The new iBooks app looks in line with what Apple showcased at WWDC earlier this year.

When you launch the app, your iBooks content from iTunes will be migrated over. Users are also given the option to login to their Apple ID to sync their iBooks collection from/with iCloud.

iBooks for Mac includes the same Collections, PDF reading, and other books functionality from the iOS version (except for the wooden bookshelf design). More screenshots and a video below:

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