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Update to Kindle for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch


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Initial post: Jul 25, 2011 8:17:43 AM PDT
We wanted to let you know that we've updated our Kindle app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The big change is that you can now use the Kindle app to read over 100 Kindle newspapers and magazines including the Economist, as well as share favorite passages from your reading via Facebook and Twitter. In order to comply with recent policy changes by Apple, we've also removed the "Kindle Store" link from within the app that opened Safari and took you to the Kindle Store. You can still shop as you always have - just open Safari and go to http://www.amazon.com/kindlestore. If you want, you can bookmark that URL. Your Kindle books will be delivered automatically to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, just as before.

Thank you,

The Kindle Team

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 8:27:50 AM PDT
Jo MW says:
The information is appreciated, thanks. :)

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 8:48:08 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 8:49:09 AM PDT
M. Francis says:
(KINDLE FORUM PRO)
I think this particular update is for Apple products only.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 8:51:06 AM PDT
Scamp says:
Oh, right you are. Thanks. I'm going to delete my post, thereby eliminating confusion.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 8:56:17 AM PDT
Sonia says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 9:04:05 AM PDT
That's not possible. The price of books is controlled by the Amazon web site, not the app. I'm certainly seeing any upward trend on the books on my wish list here in Canada; perhaps you are seeing a separate unrelated local pricing change by your publishers?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 9:33:19 AM PDT
Peter Craine says:
The update to these apps has nothing to do with the price charged for ebooks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 9:36:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 25, 2011 9:53:07 AM PDT
joe mcgrath says:
Used to have a term for this. I believe it was restraint of trade.

This seems to mean also that when download a sample and want then to get the whole book, I cannot do this by the effortless process heretofore used of clicking once. No. Now I have to go out of the book, then out of the app then into the browser then find the book then go through a new purchasing process.

I am a very heavy user of this method of buying reading material and I find this bone stupid interference outrageous and Amazon's meek compliance dispiriting.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 9:43:41 AM PDT
R. Maurer says:
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Posted on Jul 25, 2011 9:58:39 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 25, 2011 9:59:28 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 10:05:52 AM PDT
CLS10 says:
No, all it mean is that if you want to buy kindle books, you need to exit the kindle app and go to safari (or whatever your preferred browser is). That's all. No biggie, really, IMO.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 10:10:44 AM PDT
i'm sorry i still don't understand. will i be able to find a book in the kindle store from my kindle and download it? or will i have to be on my pc and go to amazon and download it from there?

i like downloading straight from my kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 10:13:22 AM PDT
King Al says:
In order to buy books from your iDevice, you will have to exit the Kindle app, open your browser, go to Amazon.com, then buy the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 10:14:00 AM PDT
King Al says:
It won't affect the Kindle at all. It only affects users of the iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 10:15:07 AM PDT
i don't have a kindle app. i always know the book i'm looking for and go to my kindle store on my kindle and buy it from there. will i still be able to do that or do i have to go to my pc and download from amazon.

sorry for being so dense.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 10:17:25 AM PDT
M. Francis says:
(KINDLE FORUM PRO)
Yes, you will still be able to do that. This has nothing to do with your Kindle or how it works. Just ignore it and do as you have always done.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 10:19:49 AM PDT
Leo Fortner says:
The update/changes being discussed in this thread applies to the Kindle App for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch ONLY, not the actual hardware Kindle device. So you can still shop and buy straight from your Kindle device as usual.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 10:20:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 25, 2011 10:45:48 AM PDT
To be really clear:

IF you do not read Kindle books on an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad, ignore this thread as NOTHING has changed for you.

IF you DO read on one of these devices, this ONLY affects how you BUY books. Instead of tapping the Kindle Store button to open up Safari at the Amazon Kindle store, you'll have to open up Safari and go to the Kindle store yourself. Do it once and bookmark it, and just use that bookmark going forward. Your experience at the Kindle store will not change at all; it just affects how you get there.

This does NOT affect anything else. You can still download new and archived books (and now magazines and newspapers) to your devices any time you want.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 10:34:47 AM PDT
Yay! I finally understand. Thanks for your patience!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 11:00:19 AM PDT
S. Kessler says:
joe mcgrath's post:
I am a very heavy user of this method of buying reading material and I find this bone stupid interference outrageous and Amazon's meek compliance dispiriting.

SK: Do you consider it "meek compliance" on Amazon's part to not want to give Apple a 30% cut of everything they sold through the Kindle App? That was really a silly comment, joe. Either that or you were not aware of Apple's policy regarding selling things through its Apps.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 11:04:54 AM PDT
>I am a very heavy user of this method of buying reading material and I find this bone stupid interference outrageous and Amazon's meek compliance dispiriting.

Given that Apple backed down from its original proposal, I think it's very likely that Amazon and the other large media companies were anything but meek in discussing this with Apple.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 12:01:22 PM PDT
Jeffrey says:
Glad to hear about The Economist being added. Don't have to leave the Kindle app.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 1:06:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 25, 2011 1:18:55 PM PDT
Sorry if this is repetitive, but to get around the problem I'm reposting this from another thread that might make this easier to get around.

Being an iPhone 4 user, I noticed the new update, but prepared for it. Very simple to have the Kindle Store on your iPhone (or iPad) by following a few simple steps:

Before I updated the Amazon Kindle ap for iPhone, I clicked on the Kindle Store application that was found on the upper right side which led to the Kindle Store. When the application opened in Safari there is a symbol at the bottom of the screen with a square box with an arrow going right, click on that and four options show up:

"Add Bookmark"
"Add to Home Screen"
"Mail Link to this Page"
"Print"

I selected "Add to Home Screen," I now have an icon link to the mobile Amazon Kindle Store that I labeled with that name and placed the icon into the same folder where my Amazon Kindle application is also located. This mobile link is much easier to use than going to the full Amazon Kindle Bookstore via Safari because the mobile link was developed for a smaller screen. I updated the kindle application and of course the "kindle store button" disappeared from the reading application, the icon was untouched and remains in the folder right next to the kindle reading application. This has provided to be a very easy way to get around Apple's draconian rules. I'm going to use the same thing on my iPad.

Interesting to note, the new Amazon Kindle Ap on Apple (plus probably android) is the ability to read newspapers (with full color) on mobile devices. New York Times, not yet but the LA Times is available.
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