Updating digital products has been one of the key issues that people are concerned with for buying digital codices and other Games Workshop products. This article appeared on the GW website directly to help customers update their products rather than deleting and re-downloading.


Thanks to Andrew for pointing this out to me for the site. I am sure it will help others that have updating concerns.

via Games Workshop
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?aId=22200010a
Digital Products
Update to iBooks 3

Make the most of Games Workshop's digital books by updating your iPad to the latest version of iBooks.

With iBooks 3, you'll be notified as soon as one of Games Workshop's fantastic digital books receives an update. This could be a FAQ update to a Codex or Army Book, or the latest month's addition to "A Call to Arms: Ultimate". Once you've been notified of the update you can simply update the book, rather than having to delete it and re-download it. It saves you time, keeps you up to date, and now you won't lose any notes or bookmarks that you may have added.

To update to iBooks 3, you first need to make sure your iPad's iOS is updated to 5.1 or later. To update your iOS, access your iPad's "Settings", then select "General". Now choose "Software Updates". You'll then be able to update to the latest version of iOS.

Once your iPad is updated to the correct version of iOS, to update iBooks you have to access the "App Store" app. Then choose the "Updates" before selecting iBooks.

39 Comments:

  1. Still waiting for normal OS

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    1. I second this demand. Some of us aren't iSheep, but still want the digital dexes....

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    2. I second this demand. Some of us aren't iSheep, but still want the digital dexes....

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    3. Wow! You are so funny!! Did you come up with iSheep all by yourself? You didn't? Then I guess
      That makes you a sheep then. A sheep with a crap phone too.

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    4. I hope you didn't miss that the GW digital releases are not available for iPhone, only for iPad. Sorry to interrupt your pissy rant.

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    5. I'll admit, this makes me want an Ipad... kinda. Reality is that I still don't want one. A tablet would be nice, I'll admit, but not where I want them to be technologically yet. I want a pad unit to replace laptops on the functionality level.

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    6. I was actually pretty upset they didn't offer their products on iPhones, too, simply because I didn't want to cart around a tablet the size of a small computer, but now that the iPad mini came out... well, I guess I'm becoming an iSheep.

      The utility of being able to take ALL my codices around in one little package is entirely too tempting.

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    7. I have an Ipad but I wont buy them on it cause I want to be able to use digi dexes on mutlti platforms, at least be able to use them on my pc also.

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    10. ^ This anon possesses uncanny wisdom.

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    11. I thought we'd already killed this idiocy long ago. iOS has one of the cleanest paths to market of the current crop of smartphone operating systems (due to smaller and more unified permutations of hardware/software). You develop on that one first to test the waters and , THEN you start releasing on other platforms. I have no doubt it will come to Android once they decide how successful their grand design is, so don't be butthurt because GW took a perfectly sane software development and business decision.

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  3. I was really hoping for digital release rumors :( We need more content!

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  4. I'm waiting for a digital update to throw Dark Eldar an anti-aircraft bone or make Mandrakes not-terrible

    maybe they could do both; give them some rule where they can shadow-step several thousand feet up in the air and slam dunk haywire grenades into engine intakes or something

    what am I going to do with these 10 Mandrakes I bought :(

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    1. Oh the image of that
      You sir just made my night

      FaytedHeartless

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    2. Mandrakes can be summed up with one quote:

      "Cool models, bro. What are they proxying as?"

      As for anti-aircraft, I see nothing wrong with what we have. My Voidravens own the skies (particularly since they got rid of the ability for hovering flyers to skyfire).

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    3. I was discussing this with someone at my local club. Is it in the 40k faq where it confirms that Hovering Flyers cannot use skyfire?

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    4. Page 6 of the FAQ for 6th edition. One of the first questions.

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  5. still waiting from them to incorporate that newest chaos FAQ to the digital dex.

    and you all you idevice haters, have some patience, did you know apple people have to wait for developers to port games over to our system, if ever? It's weird being on the opposite side of that fence isn't it...

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  6. The digital products have been a mixed bag - mostly good, but with some shortcomings. I have White Dwarf, the Chaos dex, and one of the paint guides. The basic implementation of the digital products is brilliant. I much prefer interacting with these than the paper equivalents.

    The updates and news on the digital products don't have the same level of quality, however. For example, I have no idea how they plan on implementing the FAQs in the chaos dex - inserting a FAQ page, changing content, or none of the above. GW's news announcement suggests that something will happen but as the previous post indicates, nothing so far.

    Also no word on full rules books. I imagine they are coming. Perhaps held up because the challenges of making the port, or perhaps simply business strategy to wait till after the holiday season (much easier to gift the physical version).

    They mentioned a month or so ago that non-iOs versions are coming and that the delay was in making the port to different systems. This makes sense as it is only in GWs interest to get their product on as many platforms as possible.

    Personally, I prefer iOs for portable devices, PC for my laptop/desktop. Apple's tight integration makes more sense in the portable world. Yet, I can't stand their regular computers however.

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  7. Digital updates, other blogs, other blogs that Naftka is reading, Hobbit, GW runs out of a particular terrain piece, GW customer service...the cogs of The Rumor Mill have slowly creaked to a halt. Christ! Somebody make something up, at least!

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    1. We've had stuff about DA and Orks recently.

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    2. Or cypher being given a white dwarf spot to coincide with the dark angels and fallen release month? It is a vague rumour... JK

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    3. There is a surprise coming summer 2013.

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  8. My friends and I have been trying to sell our idea for a cheese army. Every model made from cheese so you break apart cracker vehicles and eat your casualties. We talked of chocolate, but summer here in Oz. and it means you are not stuck with one build, although they only really will last one night of gaming once you start snacking on the casualties!

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    1. It's better to have a beardy list, as it won't be eaten, that often.

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    2. Cheese minis... That would make Dragowing simultaneously the most and least cheesy list...

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  9. When Apple updated to ios6 and iBook3 all of the Black Library titles were then both compatible if downloaded from the site, and available through iTunes. This is the day they also removed the Black Libreary app from the iTunes store. As it stands now, if I lose my current copy of the app, I'll lose every book I purchased through it with no way to replace them other than a repurchase. Essentially I have been ripped off for about $150 in ebooks.

    I'm buying solely from BL.com and iTunes now, but still pretty mad about it all.

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    1. stop yo bitchin ho

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    2. Of course you've been ripped off. Electronic products are all a rip off, you don't own anything except a license to use it as long as the owners lets you.

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  10. I get excited everytime I see a post about digital releases. Then disappointed when I realize its actually just more mac releases.

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  11. I just buy the actual books that I want and then either scan them myself or download a PDF copy for my PCs and 'Droid phone. If I don't want to carry books around I don't have to. But let's face it, the SRB is less than £20 on eBay and a codex doesn't exactly weigh a ton so I don't think that it really adds a lot when I'm already carting about an army and misc gaming stuff like templates, tape measures, dice in a Cthulu bag and beer. Just two books in my backpack, sorted.

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    1. Agreed.
      I want the books on my bookshelf for perusing at home, and digital copies I can read on any device at other times.
      Or if I'm just too lazy to get up from the sofa...

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  12. I wonder if they will be updating the FAQs and Erratas to be consistent with their digital offerings. They haven't been really good at that...

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  13. How about an army called the aquamarines they have mutations like tentacles, shark fins, fish lips stuff like that obviously colored aqua marine

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