iBooks 1.5 Released Adds Nighmare Reading Theme, Full-screen Layout and More
Apple has released a major update for iBooks ebook reading solution. The updated version of 1.5 for iOS devices comes out by adding the new features as well as some stability and performance improvements.
The new comes straight from the iPhone in the form of an software update for iBooks pushed out through the App Store.
Numbered at version 1.5, the update brings some major features to the iBooks app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The two very important ones include a night-time reading theme that inverts colors so that you can read ebooks on your iOS device at night without lights and full-screen layout which, well, gets rid of the status bar and lets you read your book without any distubance.
Apart from this, the app now allows you to choose from a great number of fonts, the annotation pallete has been redesigned for custom-color highlighted text and, lastly, public domain books now get awesome classic covers.
The iBooks 1.5 update brings some substantial new features to Apple’s ereader software including the following from App Store:
iBooks 1.5 adds the following new features as well as some stability and performance improvements:
• Nighttime reading theme makes reading books in the dark easier on the eyes.
• Full-screen layout lets you focus on the words without distraction.
• iBooks now features an improved selection of fonts, including Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek.
• Beautiful new classic covers for public domain books.
• A redesigned annotation palette makes it easier to choose a color for your highlighted text.
You have not to worry whether this update on an iPhone 4S on iOS 5 works or not, yes undoutedly it works as claimed. The night-time reading and fuill-screen layout features are especially appreciated as they make reading on a non-eInk display (like the Kindle) a less stressful experience. There are several other eBook readers available in the market, if you want to experience the premium eBook-reading, you would be adviced to go for Amazon’s new Kindle device, or Sony eReader.
Want to grab, iBooks 1.5 can be downloaded for free from the link embedded below. If you’ve already installed on iOS device, just check out the Updates tab under the App Store app.
Download iBooks for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [iTunes Store]