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iBooks

A free app and e-book reader available on the Apple App Store that enables users to search for, download and read books on Apple iOS-powered devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Users can download and access iBooks through iTunes, and once installed, the iBooks app connects users to the iBookstore, an online book store with a selection of more than 700,000 paid and free books.  iBooks also integrates with Apple’s iCloud service, enabling users to access books purchased or downloaded through iBooks on all of their iOS devices.

A new version of iBooks, iBooks2, debuted in early 2012 with support for dynamic iBooks Textbooks, which are interactive, multi-touch digital textbooks that can be created via the new iBooks Author app and then viewed and read on the iPad.

The most recent edition of iBooks, iBooks3, launched in October 2012 with support for iCloud and continuous scrolling, a feature that eliminates pages and the need to swipe to advance.







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