You can now gift iBooks on OS X and iOS

Apple has updated the iBookstore with the ability to gift iBooks on OS X and iOS. As with the App Store, simply click the down arrow next to the price of the book to select “Gift This Book” from the contextual menu. On iOS, you just tap the Share button to bring up the share sheet which now displays a new “Gift” option.

After recently overhauling its iBooks apps for iOS 7, Apple has enabled the ability to purchase iBooks for others through its gifting system as Macworld first noted. Previously, you could purchase credit for the iBooks Store for someone else, but you could not purchase a specific book intended for someone else’s account. Amazon’s Kindle ecosystem has allowed e-book gifting for a few years now, but the feature’s absence remained a point of confusion for many iBook customers before today…

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