May 5, 2021

Apple Introduces New Version of iBooks (3.0), iBookstore Now Offers 1.5 Million Titles

From AppleInsider:

The new iBooks 3.0 version will be available on the App Store as a free download for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app supports 40 new languages.

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Apple noted that it now has over 1.5 million books in the iBookstore, and that customers have downloaded 400 million iBooks since its opening.

From The Verge:

The app now supports over 40 languages — Apple demonstrated Korean, Chinese, and Japanese options on stage. It’s the first major update since Apple introduced iBooks 2 back in January, which brought new features like 3D imaging, embedded video, and multitouch gestures.

Apple has also updated its iBooks Author app, adding in new templates, and allowing publishers to update their books. Apple says authors can use their own fonts, drop mathematical expressions into books, and utilize multitouch widgets. The company says there are now 2,500 classrooms using iBooks textbooks in the US.

See Also: Apple Unveils New, Smaller iPad, New iBooks; Will It Change the E-Book World? (via Jeremy Greenfield, Digital Book World)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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