Apple takes aim again at Amazon
APPLE is taking on Amazon.com in the digital book market, years after regulators forced the iPhone maker to back down from challenging Amazon’s lead.
Apple is working on a redesigned version of its iBooks e-book reading application for iPhones and iPads and has hired an executive from Amazon to help.
The new app, due to be released in coming months, will include a simpler interface that better highlights books currently being read and a redesigned digital book store that looks more like the new App Store launched last year, according to people familiar with its development.
The revamped app includes a new section called Reading Now and a dedicated tab for audio books. – The Washington Post.