Apple Updates iBooks App with Nighttime Reading Theme, New Fonts, More

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Apple released a version 1.5 update to their iBooks iOS app that provides a number of new features to the ebook application:

iBooks 1.5 adds the following new features as well as some stability and performance improvements:

- Nighttime reading theme makes reading books in the dark easier on the eyes.
- Full-screen layout lets you focus on the words without distraction.
- iBooks now features an improved selection of fonts, including Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek.
- Beautiful new classic covers for public domain books.
- Support for pop-up footnotes, included in select iBookstore titles.
- A redesigned annotation palette makes it easier to choose a color for your highlighted text.

iBooks is a universal app that supports iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. [App Store]

Top Rated Comments

bijanm Avatar
140 months ago
Solid update. Loving full screen and dark modes
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kjs862 Avatar
140 months ago
Wow looks really nice. Can't wait to start reading in night and full screen modes!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
koruki Avatar
140 months ago
awesome finally no more settings brightness down black on white color setting change every night
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
APlotdevice Avatar
140 months ago
The iPad needs dark mode system wide.

Go into settings>general>accessibility and turn on "white on black".
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
notabadname Avatar
140 months ago
Thanks to this update I can now read at night... oh wait. I could do that before. It's called Thomas Edison.

And you can commute to work by horse and buggy.

And your spouse must really love the "Thomas Edison" mode.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
punkromance Avatar
140 months ago
A good update, the night mode was one reason iBooks sucked in comparison to the others, though I'll be sticking with the Kindle app.
The Kindle version looks much the same, only it does away with the header and footer at top and bottom and the text goes to the edge of the screen. For an iPad it wouldn't be much of an issue and I'm sure iBooks would be fine, but for an iPod/Phone you want all the screen real-estate for text you can.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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