Apple’s iBooks store is now viewable in its iTunes package for desktop and laptop Macs but purchased titles are still not viewable on the computers.
The iPad maker has added its ebook catalogue to the iTunes software allowing titles to be viewed and downloaded directly to computers.
However, unlike Amazon’s Kindle and Canadian-based Kobo, Apple has not announced a desktop reader for its books. Many observers had expected ti to use this week’s developer conference to announce an app for the next version of its Max OS X software which is launched next month.
Books purchased from iBooks can be read on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.