New information from TechCrunch suggests Apple’s rumored NYC event will focus on iBooks and publishing. Sources told the blog that Apple will reveal several “improvements to the iBooks platform.” They didn’t say what these changes were, but they will be minor.
Currently, iBooks is available for the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad. It lets iOS owners purchase books from the iBookStore as well as transfer their own PDF and ePub documents. It’s a relatively new service that has yet to take off for Apple. iBooks are more expensive than their Amazon counterparts and the iBookStore just doesn’t have the name recognition of the Amazon Kindle. This event may be Apple’s way of slowly turning this around. We won’t have to wait too much longer to find out what Apple has up its sleeve as the event is expected to take place at the end of this month.