Apple Rolls Out iBooks 3 for iPhone, iPad

As promised, Apple released iBooks 3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch late on Tuesday. The update for the ebook reader app added support for viewing all of your iBooks purchases in iCloud, along with the ability to receive book updates such as new chapters and corrections.

iBooks 3 for the iPhone and iPadiBooks 3 for the iPhone and iPad

Version 3.0 also added the ability to scroll vertically through books instead of swiping to turn pages, users can now look up definitions for words in German, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese, and users can share quotes and comments from books via Twitter, Facebook, email or Messages.

Apple showed off iBooks 3 during its special media event at the California Theater in San Jose, California, on Tuesday. The company also used the even to unveil the iPad mini, and update the iMac and Mac mini.

iBooks 3 is free and available for download at Apple's iTunes-based App Store.