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.
"The new app, due to be released in coming months, will include a simpler interface that better highlights books now being read and a redesigned digital book store that looks more like the new App Store launched a year ago", he said, citing sources familiar with the project's development. This new app will have tabs where you can view the books you're now reading, along with a tab dedicated to audiobooks.
Apple has also reportedly hired a lead executive from Audible, the Amazon-owned audiobook platform, to help reinvigorate its e-book efforts. Furthermore, Apple's e-book business took a hit in 2014 after the U.S. Department of Justice fined the company $450 million as part of an antitrust lawsuit that involved five major publishers.
The iBooks app was renamed to just Books in iOS 11.3, which was recently released to developers, but the real changes are coming in the following months, according to the report.
The update should revive Apple's digital books business and re-establish the company as an Amazon competitor.
Apple's services business has been a bright spot for the company for the past few years-services like the App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud have been money makers.
Amazon's Audible had always been the exclusive supplier for audiobooks to Apple, but the two companies had to change their relationship a year ago after regulators had taken issue with the Apple effectively shutting out other sellers.
After the legal blow, Apple's digital-services work focused more on Apple Music, App Store sales, and movie rentals. Before that, Zafar was a content vice president at Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader division, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Former Spartan athletes are among the more than 150 women and girls who have spoken over the last week at Nassar's sentencing . The police recommended criminal charges against Nassar, but the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office dismissed the case.
Microsoft also announced two analogous systems (at the same USA prices) from JP, its big partner in emerging economies. The company will roll out a new Chemistry update for Minecraft: Education Edition this spring.
This morning Mary Lou McDonald officially became the next President of Sinn Fein , she officially takes over on February 10th. Gerry Adams has been the president of the party since 1983 but in 2017, announced he would be resigning from his post.
On Tuesday, however, product manager Tom Karlo announced that the company will be winding down support for bitcoin payments. We may also think of steller if its use continues to grow while Bitcoin Cash and light coin would also be highly considered.
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In 1998 she was quoted as saying: "I don't want to be a half-dead wreck when I leave politics". "Then there's another way". Investors are bracing for the outcome, with the euro forecast to drop if the SPD bows out.
Don't tell his players, though. "I'm disappointed", Collins said. "Our approach every day in practice, our approach pregame". To put that in some other perspective, when Meanwell did it for the Badgers, the Big Ten was actually called the Big Nine.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is "raring to go" after being made available for selection again, says head coach Trevor Bayliss. The suspension on Stokes was lifted following the England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB ) meeting on Wednesday.
Building materials group CRH fell 0.6 per cent to €30.19, while food company Kerry was down 0.4 per cent at €89.50. For the final three quarters of this year earnings growth is expected to be close to 15 percent.
Analysts were expecting $13.92 in earnings per share , excluding certain items, for the full year, according to Thomson Reuters . The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly passed 26,000 Tuesday morning for the first time in the history of the index.
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Louisville homeless count gathers population information
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Tottenham player ratings at Southampton
Obviously this is the attitude we need to show in the next game [at home to Brighton and Hove Albion] - it's massive for us. Mauricio Pochettino confirmed as much after the match, stating: "Players were affected last week but that's no excuse".
Gunmen storm Kabul luxury hotel
The siege lasted almost 14 hours, during whichsix assailants either blew themselves up or were gunned down by Afghan forces. The attack was claimed by the Taliban , seeking to re-impose Islamic rule and drive worldwide forces out of Afghanistan .
Voters Reject Republican Spin On Government Shutdown
Because now he is now saying 'never mind, I didn't mean it, ' and is himself calling for an even shorter, short-term funding bill. All national security and military personnel deemed "essential" would continue to report to work, but they wouldn't get paid .
Nine members of National Parks board quit in protest
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Facebook selfie showing murder weapon leads to killer
After sentencing Antoine, Judge Marilyn Gray told her, "Honor your friend by becoming a positive member of the community". But police by then were already doubting Antoine's explanation to them of what occurred that night.