Kindle has been competing with the iPad for a long time, and introduced an iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch app a few years ago. On Wednesday, Amazon updated their iOS application to version 2.9, which includes newspapers, magazines, and textbooks.
Prior to this update, Amazon only allowed the reading of books downloaded from Amazon’s book store.
New Design for Magazines: Kindle for iPad customers now have access to the huge selection of over 400 magazines and newspapers that are available on Kindle Fire. Magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, Food Network Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Popular Science and many more are displayed in rich full-color pages. Customers can buy a single issue or subscribe to popular magazines and leading newspapers and have them wirelessly delivered to the Kindle for iPad app.
Read print replica textbooks including rich formatting and layout of the print editions and support for notes and highlights, zoom and pan, and linked table of contents.
iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch: – Email documents to your new Send-to-Kindle e-mail address and we deliver them to your device. The documents are automatically archived in the Amazon Cloud and available for re-download on your iOS or supported Kindle devices. – Open PDFs from Mail or Safari, by transferring them from iTunes, or by sending them to your Send-to-Kindle email address. The Kindle PDF reader supports PDF table of contents and thumbnail navigation for quickly jumping through the document. – New library organization allows you to view your Kindle Books, Newsstand, and Docs.
Kindle’s iOS application competes with Apple’s iBooks, however, it is one of the more popular book reading applications. With the introduction of newspapers, magazines, and textbooks, Amazon is now providing even more content to iPad users. It is very likely that Amazon will also make these changes to its Kindle device in order to increase the sales of the devices and bring in revenue from these new additions.