Apple today released OS X Mavericks, the latest version of its Mac operating system. Among the new features is the ability to view iBooks on Mac.
iBooks have finally been released from their tablet prison! With the latest update to Apple’s Mac operating system you can now read iBooks on your Mac desktop or laptop. This allows schools to distribute iBooks to students and teachers through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program to access on a Mac computer.
iBooks can be purchased through the iTunes Store or on iPad and then viewed on either tablet or desktop. Like Amazon’s Kindle, your current page and annotations are synchronised across all your iDevices.
This is a welcome step forward for anyone using iBooks in school as the update increases the range of devices that Apple’s digital books can be viewed on. It would be great, however, to be able to view iBooks on Windows and other tablet operating systems, but we may be waiting a while for such a charitable move from Apple.
OS X Mavericks can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store. Get the full details on the rest of the changes in the update on the Apple OS X page.