Admittedly I’ve been an Apple fanboy for a number of years. Thankfully the first step to correcting the problem is that there is a problem. One of those 12-step programs.
If you buy a book using the iPhone appstore then you can only read the book using the dedicated reader. It’s not like you can reload the the book in iBooks.
If you but the book using iTunes on your mac or on your iPhone then you get an ePub file that can only be read on your iPhone or iPad using iBook. There is no way to read the file on your desktop.
In the case of the O’Reilly books there is an additional premium that you have to pay in order to get the DRM removed and the PDF version. This is the double whammy.
What a waste!