An author explains his problems with Apple's iBooks. Will censorship doom the iBookstore?
Shoo recently submitted a title to iBooks, only it’s not live yet in the iBookstore. By the time he made this video, Shoo had been waiting over a week for Apple’s censor to get off their duff and approve it. For obvious reasons, that should have happened in hours, not days.
A technical review for iOS safety standards could have been done in under a few minutes. It doesn’t take that long to do a virus scan, confirm that the file meets the iBook spec, and make sure that it doesn’t contain malware.
The only reason that it might take a week is that Apple is making sure that the content meets with their approval. And that, my dear, is censorship. Pretty heavy handed censorship, too.