Apple Previews Redesigned Books App Coming in iOS 12

Apple today shared an in-depth preview of the all-new Books app for iPhone and iPad coming in iOS 12 later this year.

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As shown on stage at WWDC 2018 last week, the Books app has been completely redesigned with the following tabs:

  • Reading Now displays all of the books you are currently reading or listening to. A new "Want to Read" section allows you to keep a wishlist of books you are interested in. "Complete the Series" or "You Might Like" present books based on those you have recently finished.

  • Library displays your full collection of books with large cover art, including the books downloaded to your device. There is also a "Finished" timeline of books you have read in the past with the dates you finished them.

  • Book Store allows you to browse all titles available on Apple Books, with categories such as Top Charts, Staff Picks, Editorial Collections, and Special Offers & Free. You will receive personalized recommendations based on your purchases in "For You."

  • Audiobooks allows you to browse all audiobook titles available on Apple Books.

  • Search

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Apple's services chief Eddy Cue:

Apple Books will inspire a love of reading — it puts a world of books and audiobooks right at your fingertips, whether you want to dive into your favorite story for a couple of minutes or a few hours. This is our biggest books redesign ever, and we hope this beautiful app inspires both customers and authors alike.

The new Books app launches this fall, with the Book Store available in 51 countries, and free books available in 155 countries.

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Top Rated Comments

KazKam Avatar
35 months ago
Looks like Books gets the same treatment as Music and Videos/TV... nothing more than a storefront with access to my purchases buried under advertisements posing as "recommendations.":(

Well, I suppose I already have to use Cesium for downloaded music, Player Xtreme for already synced videos; now I'll just have to find a dedicated audiobook player for already downloaded audiobooks.

Dear Apple, I already own 95% of the media I probably ever will. Please stop changing your media players into advertising billboards with convoluted methods to get to the content I already own and just want to listen to/view!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iObama Avatar
35 months ago
The fact that they’re using a different font for the headers literally pains me inside.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NervousFish2 Avatar
35 months ago
I don’t mind these changes. What matters to me is the lack of focus on the actual reading experience, especially for the student. Example: on both kindle and iBooks I can highlight portions of text, and create notes. But on kindle, I can review those notes independently of my highlights, and vice versa. Why can’t I do this on iBooks? I use iBooks a lot, as I think it’s very good for working with ePub format files, keeping them handy and accessible and readable in a generally gorgeous way. But I have felt that kindle is much more student-friendly for some time now.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Solomani Avatar
35 months ago
In other news…. in 2019 Apple plans to rebrand a slew of products:

iBooks will become Books.

iTunes will become "Tunes"

iMac will thereafter simply be called "Mac"

iPhone will be abbreviated to "Phone"

and iCloud will be rebranded simply as "Cloud"


Last but not least, Apple Exec Jony Ive will thereafter be known as Jony Ve
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
strategicthinke Avatar
35 months ago
Those fonts used for the headings look awful. Why are they deviating from the norm instead of just using San Francisco? A font with a serif looks extremely out of place in iOS.
It is like Skeumorphism 2.0.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DFlyingDutchman Avatar
35 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/06/12/apple-books-app-ios-12-preview/')


Apple today shared an in-depth preview of the all-new Books app ('https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/06/apple-books-all-new-for-iphone-and-ipad-celebrates-reading/') for iPhone and iPad coming in iOS 12 later this year.



As shown on stage at WWDC 2018 last week, the Books app has been completely redesigned with the following tabs:Reading Now displays all of the books you are currently reading or listening to. A new "Want to Read" section allows you to keep a wishlist of books you are interested in. "Complete the Series" or "You Might Like" present books based on those you have recently finished.
Library displays your full collection of books with large cover art, including the books downloaded to your device. There is also a "Finished" timeline of books you have read in the past with the dates you finished them.
Book Store allows you to browse all titles available on Apple Books, with categories such as Top Charts, Staff Picks, Editorial Collections, and Special Offers & Free. You will receive personalized recommendations based on your purchases in "For You."
Audiobooks allows you to browse all audiobook titles available on Apple Books.
Search


Apple's services chief Eddy Cue:The new Books app launches this fall, with the Book Store available in 51 countries, and free books available in 155 countries.

Article Link: Apple Previews Redesigned Books App Coming in iOS 12 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/06/12/apple-books-app-ios-12-preview/')
Can they PLEASE finally add iBooks to the Apple Watch?? They made such a point in the keynote of “other audio apps” and about updating Books, yet I still can’t listen to an audiobook synced with iTunes while running. I have been submitting this as a needed enhancement for 2 years.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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