Sadly, it has transpired that one of the most compelling new features of the iPad (and no doubt a future feature of the iPhone) announced at yesterday’s Apple event won’t be available in New Zealand. The fineprint at apple.com states “iBooks available in the U.S. only” but for how long? A month? A year? Forever? Given how long it took us to get the iTunes Store, could we be in for another mammoth wait? It seems that nobody really wants a slice of the Kiwi book pie and that surprises me given how much we (as a country) love to read and how expensive actual books are here. Here’s hoping the wait won’t be long.