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Apple has released iBooks 1.1, the first major update to its e-Book reading and purchasing software for iOS devices. As revealed by Apple in its WWDC keynote address, iBooks 1.1 offers compatibility with the iPad as well as any iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 4, and features several noteworthy improvements, including PDF support, the ability to highlight text, add notes, and bookmark, the latter two of which are reflected in the book’s Table of Contents, wireless syncing of notes, highlights, and page position between devices, and, interestingly, support for iTunes Digital Booklet files once they’ve been marked as a Book in iTunes. iBooks 1.1 is available now as a free download from the App Store.

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1

Can you link from the iPod app to the associated Digital Booklet for the music you have selected (or playing)?  Or better yet, view the booklet right inside the iPod app?  Otherwise it seems like this digital booklet support is kind of lame since you have to open a separate app (iBooks) and search through the content to find the appropriate PDF.

Posted by BrennerM on June 21, 2010 at 3:23 PM (CDT)

2

Lovely addition to 1.1 and iOS4 is sync’d bookmarks on books.
Little things make for a great experience.

Posted by sb on June 21, 2010 at 3:26 PM (CDT)

3

I’m trying to get it (knowing I won’t be able) from my yet-to-be-updated iPhone 3G and it shows the following (I’m translating from Spanish, the message will be different in English).

Uncompatible App
This app requires the 3.2 iPhone software update.

So… I guess my poor iPhone 3G doesn’t know it won’t be a 3.2 update, but rather a 4.0 one.

Posted by Korpil on June 21, 2010 at 3:43 PM (CDT)

4

#1,

Here’s Apple’s KB document on the issue:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4194

It appears as though the booklets will simply appear alongside other books (or perhaps PDFs) once they’ve been labeled as such in iTunes.

Posted by Charles Starrett on June 21, 2010 at 4:02 PM (CDT)

5

Until the iBookstore is part of the iTunes Store for full use on laptops and desktops it will continue to be a waste and a useless program.

Posted by John Stockman on June 21, 2010 at 11:29 PM (CDT)

6

The iBookstore is fantastic as is. It is only useless to the clueless.

Posted by Tom on June 22, 2010 at 2:02 AM (CDT)

7

So is iBooks now availiable as an over the air download, or do you have to download it to your computer, or does it come as one of the non deletable apps with ios 4( I haven’t updated yet)

Posted by Orhue Omoregbee on June 22, 2010 at 8:48 AM (CDT)

8

I love the new update for iBooks. I don’t care that iPhone has this app, i don’t want to read books on it. But for iPad, it is great that i can have my PDFs. I am not thinking about buying a book on it, but i do buy ebooks from other sources and i can now read it on iPad.

thanks

Posted by Mohammad Waheed on June 22, 2010 at 9:57 AM (CDT)

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