In addition to Apple’s release of the free iPhone iOS 4 firmware update, they also issued a new version of iBooks. The iBooks 1.1 app is now available to iPhone and iPod Touch owners already running the new iOS 4 operating system. The previous version 1.0 was only compatible with the iPad but Apple wants to insure its entry to the e-reader market gets maximum exposure. The company knows very well there are already over 100 million people who owns iPhones and iPod Touch units. Some of these people will definitely buy digital books from the iBookstore.
This new version, iBooks 1.1, has been upgraded to support PDF documents. PDF is almost universal and Apple has caved in to criticism with this update. PDF files will also be searchable for key words and favorite pages can be bookmarked. There are also new ways to bookmark your digital books. You can highlight and add notes using the new page ribbon feature. It also goes to say that with this release, you can now automatically sync your bookmarks, notes, and current page wirelessly between an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Tablet PC. You can easily learn how to use iBooks 1.1 in iTunes 9.2 (free download now available). Download iTunes 9.2, install and enjoy!
Apple has also included another font type called Georgia as another option to use when reading. There is another new lovely option to read your book not only on white background but also in sepia-color. The sepia background reminds me of reading dusty paperbacks in the old days! iPad owners will also be delighted to know that version 1.1 has further increased the text zoom feature into even larger font sizes.