Chapter 8. Shopping for Apps, Books, Music, and More

You might think of your iPad as an Internet-connected computer, but it's much more than that. It's also a software store, a bookstore, a music store, and a place to buy videos and movies. Why drive to that Redbox kiosk to rent a movie or wait for a Netflix DVD to show up in the mail when you can rent a movie on your iPad and watch it immediately?

The iPad builds upon Apple's history of building electronic storefronts that make it easy to purchase digital content. This started with the iTunes Music Store on April 28, 2003, resulting in Apple becoming the number-one seller of music in the United States just five years later. Now known as the iTunes Store, Apple's digital store accounts for 70 ...

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