Is it worth switching from Kindle to Apple Books?

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If you like to sit down and read a good book, the digital world offers a number of options, allowing you to enjoy e-books on a wide variety of devices. Among the most popular reading services are Amazon’s Kindle and Apple Books.

Having been in the book business the longest, Amazon’s service is currently the most popular, offering a wide range of e-books, including good deals. Apple isn’t far behind, however, as the company enhances the e-book service with new features and refinements.

So, if you are in doubt between the two services, here are some points to consider when choosing which one to use.

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The Kindle and Apple Books apps are free and have many features in common. You can sync digital books across devices, use bookmarks, write notes, search for words, or customize your reading experience.

It is also possible to set reading goals in both apps, ensuring that the user takes time every day to dedicate himself to reading and monitor progress over time.


In addition to Kindle devices (available here), e-books purchased from Amazon can be accessed in applications available for various systems, including Android, iOS, as well as Windows and Mac.

On the other hand, the Apple Books app is only available for the apple company ecosystem. That is, you will not find an official Apple Books app to read books on Android devices. Of course, if you’re a user of Apple products, this won’t be a problem unless you plan on migrating to Android in the future.

As much as it is possible to access the Kindle app on Apple devices, some users find the experience a little clunky and slow. Apple Books, on the other hand, runs smoother on iPhones and iPads.


Yes, exclusive content can be found on Kindle and Apple Books. However, the catalog of both ecosystems is similar, especially when we talk about great titles released by large publishers.

One advantage of Amazon’s app is that it offers book subscription services. Thus, by paying a monthly fee of R$19.90 per month for Kindle Unlimited (available here), the user has access to more than one million books.


On Android, users can purchase e-books directly from the Kindle app, something that is not available for the iPhone or iPad. In these cases, the Apple user needs to access a browser and purchase the book directly from the Amazon website.

Here, the Apple Books app is an advantage for those using the iPhone or iPad, as it guarantees a complete shopping and reading experience.

Conclusion: Kindle or Apple Books?

If you use Apple devices and prefer to read books on your iPhone or iPad, the recommendation is to use the Apple Books service, as it provides a more fluid navigation and a more complete shopping experience.

On the other hand, the great advantage of the Kindle app is that it is compatible with several devices, with the library available on both Android and iOS. If the user migrates from the iPhone to an Android phone, for example, he will not lose the books he has already purchased.

It is worth mentioning that both applications are free and using both at the same can also be a great advantage, for having access to millions of books (including potential exclusive titles for each service), in addition to the possibility of choosing which of the services the e- book is cheaper.

Another point to consider in the Amazon service is that the user can count on dedicated Kindle devices – which work with e-Ink technology – that deliver a more comfortable reading experience for the eyes in different environments, without that screen glare. from your cell phone or tablet. Below you will find some examples of Kindle models.

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Kindle 10a. generation with long battery life – Color Black

BRL 399

Kindle Paperwhite

New Kindle Paperwhite: 6.8″ display, adjustable light temperature and long-life battery…

BRL 649

Kindle Oasis

Kindle Oasis 8GB – Now with Adjustable Light Temperature – Graphite Color

BRL 1,299

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