iBooks Store arrives in Latin America
It took a year since I opened in Spain , but finally the Latin American countries have access to iBooks Store, the Apple bookstore.
Since early August came the news that Apple is pushing publishers to disembark with their store in Latin America. Although there was speculation in September as the month of arrival, has finally been today, October 23, when the platform has expanded to 17 countries in Latin America. The full list, as well as New Zealand, are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.
It is no accident, but rather causal, that such release is the same day as the Apple event in which almost certainly will present the iPad Mini, the Apple device you would be willing to conquer the field of education. The platform where buying books is therefore essential, and with today’s expansion would use the initial boom interested in testing this new feature to try to capture potential users. Although yesterday came the first voices indicated that the application could be used, since it is now possible to buy books.
Apple would not have it easy, its main competitor is Amazon, both in distributing content, such as selling to consume media. His recent releases like the Kindle Fire is the exponent of a versatile and with optimal performance for a very competitive price. If alternatives also arise further economic and quality as the Nexus 7 , Apple is facing a challenge if you want to succeed with a new product in a similar vein. The first step has been, expanding a market as big as its Latin American e-book store. We’ll see what comes this afternoon.Tags: iBooks, iPad, ipad mini, Latin America