Sony Launches Reader App for iOS
“Never be caught without a story with Reader™ for your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®!,” the product description for Sony’s first reading app for iOS platforms enthusiastically reads. Sony launched the app on Nov. 2.
Sony is a bit late to the game with its iOS app: Google Play Books updated to its 1.4 version in Oct.; Nook updated to its 3.2.1 version in Sept.; Kobo updated to its 5.8 version today, Nov. 5; and Kindle is on version 3.4, updated in Oct.
Like Amazon, Sony opted to leave access to its e-bookstore off of the app to avoid giving Apple a cut of each purchase, according to a review of the app on slashgear.com.