The company must now pay $450 million as part of a settlement, but it maintains it did nothing wrong.
An upcoming book collects hundreds of rare and unpublished photos of NASA's first manned space programs -- Project Mercury and Project Gemini -- just in time for the 50th anniversary of the first US spacewalk.
While Apple has long allowed other types of digital content to be gifted, the option to give e-books had been unavailable until now.
The new online bookstore will offer commissioned works based on existing TV series, books, comics, and music.
The new 10.1-inch device launches with an introductory price of $300 and includes over $200 in Nook content.
Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, says he had to convince Jobs to pursue iBooks, and he only had a couple months to make it happen before the iPad announcement.
In its latest quarter, the bookseller narrows its adjusted losses in its struggling Nook digital division by $50 million.
Mahesh Veerina, president of the bookseller's Nook consumer business, says its strategy for selling Nook devices remains intact, even as the company plans to split in 2015.
The book publisher criticizes Amazon's negotiation tactics in their dispute over e-book prices.
In a letter to readers and authors, the e-commerce giants asks people to email Hachette's CEO saying they want lower e-book prices.