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Apple activates new gifting for iBookstore books option
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Dec 17, 2013, 07:36 PM
 
The last Apple digital storefront has now added a "gift" option, just in time for the holidays. On Tuesday, Apple activated gifting to the iBookstore, allowing customers to buy and send e-books either immediately or on a specific date. The company had previously enabled the option for apps, movies, TV shows and music back in 2010. The option is available on all e-books, and iTunes Store credit can be used to purchase the gift.



The gifting now works both on the iOS and OS X version of the iBooks app. For iOS, users select a title and then press the "share" button; for OS X, there is a specific "Gift" option, reports MacWorld. Because virtual gifts such as apps, e-books and music can be "delivered" instantaneously, they make an ideal option for last-minute shoppers.

Recipients who don't already have an iTunes account will see directions included on how to sign up for one. While the iTunes stores are compatible with Mac, Windows and iOS devices, there is no compatibility between the iTunes stores and Android devices -- so users should be sure the recipient has access to one of the other platforms before buying. Virtual iTunes purchases are automatically "backed up" and re-downloadable to recipients with iTunes accounts.
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