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This article was published on December 18, 2013


    Just in time for Christmas, Apple’s iBookstore now lets you gift ebooks to friends and family

    Just in time for Christmas, Apple’s iBookstore now lets you gift ebooks to friends and family
    Jon Russell
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    Jon Russell

    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    ibookstore-gift-books-screen-100160739-largeJust in time for Christmas, Apple has added a gifting feature to its iBookstore opening up a new option for people who are short on present ideas for iPhone and iPad fans in their life.

    First spotted by Macworld, sending a gift in the book store works just like in iTunes or the App Store. A new dropdown menu on each book lets you enter the details of the person you are sending it to: their email address, your name and a message. There’s also the option to select a date to send it over.

    Like other Apple services, gifting only works between people whose Apple/Mac accounts are in the same country — another reason to get a ‘home’ account for your device if you live overseas.

    ➤ Apple adds gifting options to the iBookstore [Macworld]

    Thumbnail image via Neil Bird / Flickr, screenshot via Macworld