Not only do you have a wide selection when it comes to choosing an eReader, but you’ve also got plenty of options in the world of apps. Amazon and Barnes & Noble, in particular, have developed great iOS apps that allow iPad and iPhone users to access the Kindle and Nook stores when purchasing eBooks. They also attempt to closely mimic the Kindle or Nook reading experience on an Apple device.
To read an in-depth breakdown of eReader apps, check out “App Showdown: E-Readers” by J Keirn-Swanson from MacLife.com.
Today, at a special announcement concerning the brand new iPad, Apple revealed that they’ve sold over 100 million eBooks through their iBookstore (for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch). It has not even been a full year since the iPad/iBooks launch in April, 2010 and Apple has already proven themselves to be a monster player in the electronic literature revolution.
The new iPad that Apple announced today will be a thinner, more versatile tablet, and its usefulness as an eReader is only increasing, with faster graphics processing and even lighter design.