Apple releases iBooks 1.1 for iPhone and iPad
Apple has released iBooks 1.1 for iPhone (iOS 4 required) and iPad. Shown off during WWDC 2010, it adds some oft-demanded features such as notes, bookmarks, and the syncing of both of those and highlights -- including between devices.
We'll be back with a review later, but here's the boilerplate for now:
- Enjoy a complimentary copy of the beautifully illustrated classic, Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne.
- Download many of your favorite books from the included iBookstore.
- Read a free sample of any book on the iBookstore before making it part of your collection.
- Reorder your books on your bookshelf or browse them in a list sorted by title, author, or category.
- Easily adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment.
- Change the font size and pick from five included type faces to make your books more comfortable to read.
- Find a word, character, or phrase anywhere in your book with the built-in search feature.
- Quickly find a specific page using the page navigator at the bottom of every page.
- Highlight your favorite passages with the built-in bookmarking feature.
- Add books in the industry-standard ePub electronic book format to iTunes and sync them to iPad.
- iBooks supports amazing accessibility features in iPad, such as speaking the words on a given page.
You trying it out? If so, what do you think? How does it compare to iBooks on iPad? To Kindle or Stanza?