Why You Can't Buy Books from the Kindle app on iPhone or iPad in - TechSpotIn fact, you can't purchase them from the Amazon app either. Granted, we can file this one under better late than never, but coverage seems warranted considering the fact that the issue has persisted for so long and isn't looking to be resolved in the immediate future. The matter dates all the way back to an App Store policy update in early , a time when the late Steve Jobs was still CEO and the company's App Store was only a few years old. In February , the company announced something of an expansion to that policy along with introducing a new subscription service that gave iOS users a centralized location to manage subscriptions for content-based apps such as newspapers, magazines, music and videos. Compounding the bad news, the same press release announced that apps would no longer be able to provide links bringing users outside of apps for transactions, which previously helped developers sidestep Apple's policy and its tax.
How to Buy Kindle Books On iPhone and Other iOS Devices
To get the most out of your Amazon Kindle, you'll need to create an account with Amazon. It's a free process -- all you'll need is a valid e-mail address. Once you have an account, you can register your Kindle with Amazon. This gives you access to the Kindle Store through Amazon's wireless network, called Whispernet. The Amazon Kindle's modem gives you wireless access to an electronic store that includes more than 1 million books, newspapers and magazines [source: Amazon ]. Amazon provides 3G wireless service without a monthly subscription fee on some devices -- you just have to pay a little more upon purchase of the device. The Kindle allows you to buy books directly from the device.
How to buy Kindle books on iPad
Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad. Technically, you can, but not within the Amazon app. Luckily, there's a way to purchase e-books books outside of the Amazon app. Open the Safari app, and navigate to Amazon. On your Kindle or in your Kindle Reader on iPhone or iPad, tap the book you bought to download it to your device. Now get to reading! If you plan to buy more Kindle books on your iPhone or iPad in the future, use the next tip to create a shortcut to the Amazon store from your iPhone or iPad Home Screen.