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Apple iBooks now runs on iPhone and iPod touch

e-Book reader app updated for iOS 4

After rolling out the iOS 4 update on Monday evening, Apple followed up with one of the things it had touted as a key feature of the new OS. The company's e-book reading app, iBooks, has been updated to run on the iPhone and iPod touch.

Released as a 1.1 update, iBooks is now a universal app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad; it debuted on the latter device back in April. This latest version brings a number of new features to the reading experience, including bookmarks, the ability to highlight passages, and note-taking capabilities. All of these annotations can stay in sync across your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, too.

iBooks 1.1 also lets you choose between a sepia or white page background, and Georgia is available as a new font. You can choose between left or fully justified text layouts; you also have the ability to increase the font size even larger than before.

Apple iPhone 4

Just like it did with the iPad, Apple has made Winnie the Pooh available as a free download to iPhone users who install iBooks.

iBooks requires iPhone OS 3.2 or greater, and it is available now for free in the App Store.

See also:

iPhone 4 review


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