iBooks Coming to iPhone

Apple’s iBooks app, currently available only for the iPad, will come to the iPhone with the release of iPhone OS 4.0 this summer. Apple made the announcement during a special media event on Thursday where the company offered journalists a preview of the next version of iPhone OS.

iBooks is Apple’s ebook reader app and the front end to access the company’s iBookstore service. It’s currently available as a free download for the iPad in the United States.

The iBooks app for the iPhone will synchronize with iPad version, too, so users will be able to pick up reading where they left off no matter which device they pick up.

Like iBooks for the iPad, the iPhone version will presumably be available for free, too.