Apple Releases iBooks 2, Now With iBooks Textbooks

Posted January 19, 2012 at 4:03pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6224 views

Apple has released iBooks 2 for iOS - now with iBooks textbooks.

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Features:
• Download many of your favorite books from the included iBookstore
• In addition to standard text, the iBookstore also offers books that are fully illustrated, and enhanced with audio, video, and animation
• Experience gorgeous fullscreen Multi-Touch textbooks designed for iPad. These textbooks are filled with interactive features, diagrams, photos, videos, and more
• Read a free sample of any book on the iBookstore before making it a part of your collection
• Reorder your books on your bookshelf or browse them in a list sorted by title, author, or category
• Organize your books and PDFs into personal Collections. Swipe left or right to jump between Collections
• Easily adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment
• Change the font size and pick from six included type faces to make your books more comfortable to read
• Find a word, character, or phrase anywhere in your book with the built-in search feature
• Keep your bookmarks, notes, and your current page wirelessly in sync between iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the automatic
bookmark syncing feature
• Quickly find a specific page using the page navigator at the bottom of every page
• Read your books on white or sepia colored pages
• Switch to full screen to remove all distractions, or read in white-on-black with the nighttime mode
• Choose left or fully justified text layout from Settings
• Highlight your favorite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features
• Add books in the industry-standard ePub electronic book format to iTunes and sync them to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
• Add PDF documents to iBooks from Mail, or add them to iTunes and sync them to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
• Print PDF documents and notes you've written in iBooks using AirPrint
• Use iBooks with the amazing accessibility features in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – such as speaking the words on a given page

What's New In This Version:
• Experience gorgeous Multi-Touch textbooks designed for iPad
• iBooks textbooks are filled with interactive features, diagrams, photos, and videos
• Tap to dive into images with interactive captions, rotate 3D objects, swipe through image galleries, watch videos in full screen, and more
• Use a finger as a highlighter when swiping over text in a textbook
• Take advantage of Study Cards to help you memorize important highlights, notes, and glossary terms
• Tap glossary terms to see definitions of key topics and concepts without leaving the page

The iBookstore offers textbooks on Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, and Physics from McGraw-Hill and Pearson. These textbooks are currently available to customers in the United States. Textbooks from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are coming soon.

iBooks textbooks are created with iBooks Author - now available as a free download on the Mac App Store.

You can download iBooks from the App Store for free.

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Jaisen - January 19, 2012 at 5:01pm
Just tested. Yes, it does.
BR - January 19, 2012 at 5:33pm
Tkx, just updated and it is indeed working fine with Jailbroken iPhone 4.
BR - January 19, 2012 at 4:17pm
Does iBooks 2 for iPhone still works with new Jailbreak Redsn0w 0.9.10b4? Has anyone tested?
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