iBooks app for iOS updated – adds nighttime reading, new fonts, full-screen layout and more

by Zaib Ali on December 7, 2011

Apple’s own free iBooks app for iOS devices has received an update that brings several improvements and new features to the application. In version 1.5 of iBooks, Apple has added a new feature called Nighttime, it turns background to black and text to white. It also reduces the brightness of your device that allows you to read books in the dark easily. Full screen mode has also been added to the app that makes it easier to focus on the text without any distractions. Apple has also added new fonts to the app that include Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek. 

Here is the full change log for iBooks v1.5 from the App Store.

iBooks 1.5 adds the following new features as well as some stability and performance improvements:

• Nighttime reading theme makes reading books in the dark easier on the eyes.
• Full-screen layout lets you focus on the words without distraction.
• iBooks now features an improved selection of fonts, including Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek.
• Beautiful new classic covers for public domain books.
• A redesigned annotation palette makes it easier to choose a color for your highlighted text.

You can download iBooks for free here

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