iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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Apple has today posted an in-depth preview of the all-new Apple Books app that was announced during the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote event last Monday.
The new app replaces iBooks and has been totally redesigned to make discovering and reading/listening to books/audiobooks even more effortless than previously on iOS.
“Apple Books will inspire a love of reading – it puts a world of books and audiobooks right at your fingertips, whether you want to dive into your favourite story for a couple of minutes or a few hours,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software & Services. “This is our biggest books redesign ever, and we hope this beautiful app inspires both customers and authors alike.”
With the new Reading Now tab you’ll be able to see the books that you’re currently reading or listening to, as well as finding new books to read. Want to Read is your wishlist and Complete the Series or You Might Like will give you suggestions based on books that you’ve recently read.
The rise in popularity of audiobooks is reflected in the introduction of a dedicated Audiobooks tab, where you’ll find recommendations as well as the audiobook that you’re currently listening to.
The Book Store tab includes various sections to help you choose your next book, including Top Charts, Staff Picks, Editorial Collections, and Special Offers & Free. The more you read, the more accurate your personalised recommendations should be.
The Library tab will feature your entire book collection, complete with cover art, and including a Finished section with books that you’ve read previously shown as a timeline, with the date that you finished them.
The new Apple Books app will launch this fall. The Book Store will be available in 51 countries and free books will be available in 155 countries.
Source: Apple Books, all new for iPhone and iPad, celebrates reading