Apple has pushed out a fairly major update to its iBooks application for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The 1.5 update includes a new nighttime reading theme for a better digital reading experience in the dark. In addition, the new iBooks update adds a full-screen option â€“ does wonders on the iPad â€“ to focus on content and remove the tool bar, page numbers, and other distractions. The updated iBooks application also packs new â€œbeautiful coversâ€ for classic titles, popup footnote support, and an improved annotation system. On top of all of this, the free update includes performance and stability enhancements.
Appleâ€™s release notes:
iBooks 1.5 adds the following new features as well as some stability and performance improvements: â€¢ Nighttime reading theme makes reading books in the dark easier on the eyes.
â€¢ Full-screen layout lets you focus on the words without distraction.
â€¢ iBooks now features an improved selection of fonts, including Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek.
â€¢ Beautiful new classic covers for public domain books.
â€¢ Support for pop-up footnotes, included in select iBookstore titles.
â€¢ A redesigned annotation palette makes it easier to choose a color for your highlighted text.
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