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Cheap iBooks

One of the most famous dimensions that made the Apple iPhone so incredibly common was Apple's intelligent integration of downloadable applications from its Application store. These days, with the intro of the new Apple iPad, Apple is looking like it will do the same thing in terms of iPad programs and iBook downloads from their iBookstore.

Today, consumers will generally have to spend about $12 to $14 per each iBook, which is a bit of a disadvantage, particularly after forking over hundreds of dollars for the iPad itself. So where can iPad customers find cheap iBooks? iPad users might just have to wait and see.

Amazon's Kindle is the iPad's closest counterpart. Presently, there is an Amazon Kindle application for the iPad, which generally supplies iPad-specific features, like new page turning animations, a library view with pinch, zoom and scrolling support, and adjustable screen brightness.

But what about other 3rd-party developers? Surely there will be a massive market potential for cheap iBooks. iPad customers are no doubt already scouring the internet for methods to keep away from buying every single iBook one by one.

Popular among other Apple products like the iPhone and iTouch, the iPad can be "jail broken," which essentially permits code to be run on the device which is not authorised by Apple. iPad users can then download several apps which are not made available through the iBookstore and App Store to access various applications and other low-cost ebooks. iPad jail breaking will most likely be very typical among end users.

Apple is predicting that there will be "a whole 'nother gold rush for developers if they build for iPad." And most people agree with the fact that the iPad will definitely make new opportunities for 3rd party developers.

As of these days, the Kindle app is one of the most common apps, with a Stanza app and Facebook application in the works. Whatever the case may be for the future of the Apple iPad, people are always going to be searching for low priced ebooks. iPad end users will most definitely be looking for alternative solutions that the Apple iBookstore cannot deliver.


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