The iBookstore is just the beginning.
Start with the bookshelf. With a tap, it flips around to reveal the iBookstore, where you’ll find hundreds of thousands of books and counting — many of them free. View what’s featured on the iBookstore and the best-seller lists, or browse by title, author or genre. Find a book you like and tap to see more details, peruse reviews, even read a free sample. Purchase a book and it downloads to your bookshelf, ready to read.Works with iCloud
More ways with words.
Reading on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad is just like reading a book. But once you get started, you’ll see it’s so much more. Go from prologue to epilogue by turning pages with a flick, or read in one continuous vertical scroll. Read one page at a time, or turn your device on its side and view two pages at once. Tap to read everything full screen with no distractions, or read in white-on-black nighttime mode. Even alter the look of most books by changing their text size and font.
iBooks and iCloud.
iCloud stores the stuff you care about — your music, photos and contacts, for example — and makes it accessible from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. iCloud stores your books too. And it doesn’t matter which device you use to buy them, because you’ll see every title you’ve purchased on your bookshelf. If you want it on your device, just tap to download it. So you can read one of your favourites on your iPhone during your morning commute and pick up exactly where you left off on your iPad at bedtime.
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Multi-Touch books for iPad.
Experience the most amazing books you’ve ever read. Books that take advantage of everything iPad can do with Multi-Touch, audio, video and more. Books that capture your imagination and take reading to a whole new level. Now you can flip through a book by sliding a finger along thumbnail images of the pages. You’re no longer limited to the flat images in a paper book: flick through an entire photo gallery instead. Use a finger to rotate a 3D object. Or have text come to life with audio. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced. And it’s something you won’t want to put down.
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All the highlights. And the notes.
And the definitions.
Use your finger as a highlighter when you’re reading a book on your iOS device. Just swipe over the selected text, and it’s highlighted. Tap a highlighted section and a palette appears. Change colours, switch to underline or add a note instantly. Then switch to the Notes view to see all your notes and highlights instantly organised in one place, making it a cinch to search or go back to the highlighted sections of your book.
NEWOut with the old edition. In with the new edition.
Books — especially textbooks — get updated for any number of reasons. Thankfully, the iBooks app supports book updates. That means if a book you purchased is republished with new or additional content, iBooks lets you know. You can download the updated version free, and it automatically replaces the older copy on your bookshelf.
Put PDFs on your bookshelf.
In addition to keeping all your books in one place, iBooks stores your PDF files. User guides, business proposals, project plans — they all go on your bookshelf too. When someone emails you a PDF, open it in iBooks. Or sync the PDFs on your Mac or PC to your iOS device. Then go to your bookshelf and tap to open one.