iBooks Renamed to Apple Books, Gains Reading Now Tab, Bookstore, Audiobook Section

iBooks Renamed to Apple Books, Gains Reading Now Tab, Bookstore, Audiobook Section e-Reading Software

Apple is making its big announcements today at WWDC, and they shared a few details about Apple's ebook app.

iBooks is getting a huge update as well as a new name when iOS 12 is released. It is now called  Apple Books, and it's going to feature an updated library view that puts a better emphasis on your content as well as a new Apple Books bookstore that includes a section for audiobooks.

Best of all, it will have a “Reading Now” section when you first open the app, showing you a live preview of the book you most recently were reading and where you left off.

iOS 12 is in beta right now. So far as I can tell, the official release date has not been announced.

The Verge 

About Nate Hoffelder (9981 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on iBooks Renamed to Apple Books, Gains Reading Now Tab, Bookstore, Audiobook Section

  1. If it doesn’t allow more customization of fonts, margins and line spacing – it will still be unlikable and unusable.

  2. I want the app to prevent “screen timeout” or allow me to set a longer time. I normal use one minute as the universal rule, but it is not enough when I am reading a book in the app. It is stupid to set the universal to a longer time.

  3. It going to have to be a game changer to get me to waste money on an iToy …

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