No more buying books for Kindle app on ipad/iphone

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  1. Hayles66

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    Kindle app

    I have an update for the kindle app which would get rid of the kindle store button. I love the fact that it directs me straight to the ebook section in Amazon. I realise there was an Apple deadline for in-app purchases but what would happen if the update for the kindle app wasn't downloaded? Why does Apple do this? Is it really all about the 30% profit they make on each purchase. The kindle app is one of my favourite apps and the direct button to Amazon is a brilliant feature! Anyone know what would happen or would this be wrong of me to do? I've tried looking it up on Safari and no answers there.

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  2. Tom March

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    Amazon just eliminated the "visit the Kindle store" on it's iPad/iPhone app.

    I presume we can still use Safari to buy books for the Kindle.
     
  3. DefBref

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    You don't have to update, apple can't force you. Not updating will mean the kindle store button stays and will continue to work.
     
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    Thank you!. I thought no-one would answer me but now there are 3 threads with the same sort of query. I can't be the only one to worry about this rule. This is the first time I'm concerned about where Apple is heading.

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  5. Hayles66

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    I'm just going to ignore the update. That button is useful.

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  6. Somerled

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    Yes, you can use Safari to get books, then when you open the Kindle app, the purchased books will download. The only thing they really did was take the shortcut from the app. That is all it was anyway - it opened up Safari to the Kindle page on Amazon.
     
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    Odd. I suppose the app might have violated Apple's revised rules for in-app purchases. Seems very strange, though.
     
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    Just create a bookmark on your favorite web browser. There's no point in missing out on reader upgrades when you can buy directly from Amazon.....
     
  9. Hayles66

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    MacDailyNews have said that Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Google and Wall Street Journal have all conceded to taking the store button away.

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    Yes, I suppose so. It's just so annoying and normally I am a big fan of Apple but even I find this a bit heavy handed.

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