It annoys me that I can’t read my iBooks on my OS X devices. But unless I missed something in the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on June 6, that still won’t be possible with Mac OS X Lion.
During the keynote, Apple bragged about the number of books that have been downloaded since the the iBookstore opened: about 130 million. iBooks, along with other digital content, will be able to be stored online via the upcoming iCloud service.
iCloud will let you download your iBooks to any device, but you can only read them via the iBooks app. And there’s no Mac OS X version of the app.
Apple needs to change this. They may prefer that we read our ebooks and e-magazines on our iPads, but some of us want to be able to read e-publications on our Macs. In fact, a recent Forrester survey found that laptops are still the most-used device for doing so.
So, c’mon, Apple show the Mac some iBook love.
— Dennis Sellers