It would be incredibly difficult to complain at Apple right now as the company closes its strongest quarter to date, although Wall Street does beg to differ. Despite reports to the contrary, iPad and iPhone sales have remained a powerful force in sales as they both ascend further with unmatched numbers. With Apple brining in another billion-dollar figure to its stockpile of cash, follow us after the break as we break down the sales that led Apple to such an industry-leading profit - and why the market finds itself disappointed.
Before making any sort of iPhone announcement, Steve Jobs introduced a small but significant update to iBooks for the iPad. The app will now include a much needed notes option, which looks like a yellow sticky note. iBooks will also support PDFs, which is a huge feature upgrade. Jobs says the update to iBooks will be available "later this month."
Update: iBooks will now be available for the iPhone and iPod Touch! Download the same book on all of your devices at no additional charge. Notes and bookmarks sync across all of your devices as well.
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Following up on last week's story that the iPad will support the Project Gutenberg's ePpub file format, App Advice is reporting that it has observed a significant number of free titles from Project Gutenberg included directly in the store. If you're not familiar with the Gutenberg Project, it's a free online digital library supported by volunteers. This library already includes over 30,000 free eBooks from the public domain.
An initial look at Apple's iBookstore has revealed that Apple has decided to include assorted Project Gutenberg titles directly. These files are apparently appearing as free downloads.