Apple Updates iBooks App with Collections, Layout Changes

Apple updated the iBooks app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch late on Wednesday to version 1.2.1. The update includes several improvements, including the additions of Collections for organizing your books, changes to the way text is laid out, AirPrint options, and more.

Apple’s patch notes:

  • Includes a number of important stability and performance improvements.
  • Experience fully illustrated books, from children’s picture books to beautifully designed art books, available for download in the iBookstore.
  • Organize your books and PDFs into personal Collections. Swipe left or right to jump between Collections.
  • Print PDF documents and notes you’ve written in iBooks using AirPrint.
  • iBooks now fits more words per page by automatically hyphenating text, available only on iOS 4.2 or later.

iBooks is Apple’s Kindle competitor for buying and reading ebooks. The app is a free download, making the update free, as well.


iBooks Screenshot