Apple today shared an in-depth preview of the all-new Books app for iPhone and iPad coming in iOS 12 later this year.
As shown on stage at WWDC 2018 last week, the Books app has been completely redesigned with the following tabs: Reading Now displays all of the books you are currently reading or listening to. A new „Want to Read“ section allows you to keep a wishlist of books you are interested in. „Complete the Series“ or „You Might Like“ present books based on those you have recently finished. Library displays your full collection of books with large cover art, including the books downloaded to your device. There is also a [...]
Amazon’s Kindle app for iOS was today updated to version 6.6, introducing a handful of useful new features to those who read Amazon books on their iPhones and iPads.
The updated version of the app features a new mobile-friendly format that’s designed for magazines, and this new option comes shortly after rumors suggesting Apple is going to debut a subscription news service that would include magazines.
For background, Apple recently purchased Texture, a service that provides unlimited access to more than 200 digital magazines for $9.99 per month.
Amazon says that its new magazine-reading format is available for popular titles like Food [...]
After changing the iBooks app to simply be called „Books“ in the iOS 11.3 beta that released to developers yesterday, a new report out today by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg states that Apple is preparing to revamp the internals of the iPhone and iPad app as well.
In an update coming in the next few months — potentially with the public release of iOS 11.3 in the spring — Apple will redesign Books with a „simpler“ interface aimed at highlighting books you’re currently reading in a „Reading Now“ section.
On the store side of things, Books will gain a marketplace that looks like the new iOS App Store that debuted in [...]