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iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, 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.

Download books
• Download best-sellers and classic books from the iBooks Store
• Find fully illustrated books, including children's picture books, designed art books, photo books, cook books, and more in the iBooks Store
• Experience gorgeous fullscreen Multi-Touch books filled with interactive features, diagrams, photos, videos, and more
• Read a free sample of any book on the iBooks Store before making it a part of your permanent collection

Great ways to read
• Choose from seven beautiful fonts and three easy-to-read page colors
• Highlight your favorite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features
• Share quotes or thoughts about your favorite book with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Messages, or Mail
• Find a word, character, or phrase anywhere in your book with the built-in search feature
• Easily adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment
• Scroll through your books with the flick of a finger using the scroll view
• Use iBooks with the amazing accessibility features in iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch—such as speaking the words on a given page
• Print PDF documents and notes you've written in iBooks using AirPrint

iCloud features
• Organize your books and PDFs into personal Collections that appear on all your devices
• Keep bookmarks, highlights, notes, and your current page up-to-date everywhere using iCloud
• See all your iBooks Store purchases in iCloud right on your bookshelf

Supports open standards
• iBooks also opens content published in the ePub and PDF formats
• Add ePub and PDF documents to iTunes and sync them to iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
• You can also add PDF documents from Mail to your iBooks PDF Collection

• The iBooks Store is available in many countries. The selection of books in the iBooks Store may vary by country
• Downloading from the iBooks Store or using iCloud features requires an Apple ID and Internet access
• Multi-Touch books created with iBooks Author can only be read using iBooks on iPad or Mac
• Adding books and PDFs from outside the iBooks Store to iBooks requires they be DRM-free
• Some PDF documents may not be compatible with iBooks

What's New in Version 3.2

iBooks has been updated with a beautiful new design for iOS 7.


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Customer Reviews

New design is utterly terrible.

First time I went back into my library from the book I was reading after the change, I thought the iBooks app was glitching and stopped displaying the bookshelf background. A bit of googling later I discovered that this was the "new design". Not really sure if you can even call it a design as it's just mainly white with a dash of gray gradient. Whoever thought this was a good idea should be taken out back and shot. If you're going to do something this drastic to an app a lot of us have grown to love, at least give people the option to revert back to the old theme. Solutions: 1) Instead of a ghastly white page with some sort of line "holding" the books, allow a themes feature for the library (sort of like we have while in a book) and allow people to select from a decent selection of library backgrounds, the original being one of them. 2) Please revert the highlighting back to the orifinal organic style and with the previous colors & opacities. The new colors are too strong, cold, and mechanical. - - At least to me, one of the main draws of iBooks from the onset was the feeling of reading a REAL book. The option to make it look like a book, the page turns, the highlighting that appears as though it could have been made by a previous owner... All these things remind us what we love about books. You guys turned the app into some cold access terminal one might find on the lower deck of a ship bound for parts of nameless outerspace.

One star only because it won't post with ZERO

I finally upgraded from an original iPad (you know, the one everyone got for a holiday gift and the iPad2 was released in something like Feb. or mom was dying, knew nothing about them, but saw one & thought it was "neat",and as her last gift she bought everyone in the family an iPad). I don't have the availability to be updated this far on that iPad, and honestly, I have more problems on this than that one. It still randomly shuts down on me. Now, I can't read a full synopsis if it's too long as the ...more function no longer works there. I still can't buy a book from it's synopsis page, it has to be in a list...and since this iPad Air (my second...first one replaced 2weeks ago, when I dropped it & the screen broke), and I've had the same problem on all three I'd say the software is definitely at fault!! The original iPad is a lot heavier with its case and just being older, but, I'll be honest, I prefer reading on that one to this one, even with a considerably earlier version of iBooks. I can't see much functionality improvement, and the cosmetic changes should be more user-flexible than less. If we just don't happen to like white, give us the option of some themes or even third-party skins! And, for the love of Pete, put the clock back!

Great Compliment to the productivity line of Apps, however...

I recently have switched to using an iPad for more than just entertainment. Realizing the potential for the iPad to function much like a laptop, I have been using it for work more and more, trasnitioning away from using a PC. Although I have not yet been able to replace the PC, (the iPad just cant do it all yet), the productivity line of apps (ibooks, pages, numbers, etc.) have made this much easier. (I cannot get myself to purchase the MS Office suite yet but it is tempting)... Ok back on track here...

iBooks is a great place to store and manage my extensive libarary of reference material, completed work (stored as PDF), and even a light reading book or two. Problem is that once it is in there, you can either email it to yourself or delete it. Much like the Pages app, iBooks needs to get some interface with other apps like PDF Pro, Google Drive, and others. Being able to take the item out of iBooks, manipulate it (most of the material I store in there I created myself anyway) and then return it to iBooks for storage and review is a must.

The app is simple and fine, but without inter-app-operatbility, its really kind of lame.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: Nov 14, 2013
  • Version: 3.2
  • Size: 31.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Seller: Apple Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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