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Posted by Alexander Bader on Feb 10, 2011
iBooks Update Live on iPhone/iPad

iBooks Update Live on iPhone/iPad

Because its update that went live today, iBooks now offers a plethora of new features.

Besides a few handy features, Version 1.2.1 sports increased stability and unwavering performance.  No more waiting a half minute for your virtual novels to load – tests have confirmed that narratives and tales alike only take a few seconds to load.  Any previous lag that you may have experienced while scrolling and turning pages is gone, from what I have seen.  Even the start up time feels as instant and zippy as advertised throughout numerous iDevice commercials.

The new update sports support for fully illustrated books, no matter if it is a non-fiction compilation or a brightly colored picture book.  Furthermore, the ‘Personal Collections’ feature allows users to organize any saved content within separate folders.

A more subtle feature implemented in iBooks 1.2.1 is its hyphenating text feature, which allows more words to be shown on a singular page.

The full release notes can be found below.

  • 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.