ibooks iconApple today updated iBooks [App Store] to version 2.0.1, bringing a fix for an issue that resulted in some iBooks Textbooks not opening in the application.

Apple is not terribly specific about the issue, but it may be related to a complaint shared by USA Today almost immediately after the iBooks 2.0 launch and for which Apple had promised a fix.

We're aware of a small number of iBooks 2 users having issues with the playback of the introduction movies when opening iBooks textbooks. It will be fixed soon in an upcoming software update.

iBooks 2.0.1 is of course a free update to the already-free iBooks applications. A handful of iBooks Textbooks have launched, with most priced at Apple's maximum allowable price of $14.99.

Top Rated Comments

Undecided Avatar
137 months ago
This is one thing they are going to always struggle with regarding electronic textbooks. What does the professor do if a bug kept part or all of the class from being able to do their assignments because of a software bug?

Haha, the new "the dog ate my homework."
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thewitt Avatar
137 months ago
You just make stuff up when you feel like it? I suppose if you can string some nonsense together that has the syntax of a sentence, that's good enough?
Yep.

That's why all my Rosetta applications still run fine under Lion...... Not.

And why I can install iOS 5.0 on my early iPod touch. Not.

And why I was able to do iOS development on my PPC Macintoshes. Not.

And why I can run Siri on my iPhone 3GS. Not.

Apple obsoletes their old stuff regularly, making their software and hardware more efficient and not carrying along all the baggage from the past. They don't tie their own hands by requiring that everything keep running on older hardware and OS versions.

It's not a bad thing, it's just a fact.

The original iPad is going to be too slow and limited to run many new applications. It's been replaced.

Move up and move on if you need today's capabilities.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4phun Avatar
137 months ago
My god, iBooks is slow on an original iPad. It takes seconds to do anything.
I am using an iPad one for developing iBooks with iBooks Author, with little problem. I kill all the memory hogs to speed things along. Remember the new TextBooks can be really huge compared to older ePubs that may be part of what you perceive as slowness. I try to keep them down to 1 GB per Apple's instructions with well designed short sections to each chapter.

I find iBooks Author to be very fast for what used to take me hours and the new iBooks works much nicer with the multimedia then Pages did. I had the hang on loading some projects if I placed a video clip in the multimedia holder of the second page before today's update.

Sometimes I had to reboot the iPad to recover, now all that is gone.

TIP:

You can copy RTFD from any source and paste into iBooks Author with Paste and Keep Formatting command. It carries images and multimedia all in one click into iBooks Author. If you are a teacher with a well designed web site to begin with you can create a new iBook in almost a half dozen heartbeats.

I prefer to use the gallery to display images in an iBook as they can be taken full screen in both orientations but that doesn't convert to PDF. Also Apple does not allow the SPEAK highlighted text function in iBooks created via iBooks Author.

The only other feature I have not done well with is using web widgets. I have had a few that work but a lot where iBooks Author says a desired widget is not permitted.

Anyone else using iBooks Author and todays update to iBooks?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
waldobushman Avatar
137 months ago

Backward compatibility is not a priority for Apple. Never has been.

You just make stuff up when you feel like it? I suppose if you can string some nonsense together that has the syntax of a sentence, that's good enough?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k2director Avatar
137 months ago
My god, iBooks is slow on an original iPad. It takes seconds to do anything.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
run4blue2 Avatar
137 months ago
This is one thing they are going to always struggle with regarding electronic textbooks. What does the professor do if a bug kept part or all of the class from being able to do their assignments because of a software bug?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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