As promised at the WWDC keynote event earlier this month, Apple’s iBooks app has been updated and is now in universal format to include compatibility with the iPhone. New features include the ability to store and display PDF files and new interface customization options. The full list of what the update includes is as follows:
- Open and read PDF documents from Mail. PDF documents will be added to your library and appear on the PDF bookshelf. You can even search PDFs for words or phrases and bookmark your favorite pages.
- Take advantage of new ways to bookmark. In addition to highlighting a word or a passage, you can now also add notes or bookmark an entire page with the new page ribbon.
- Keep your bookmarks, notes, and your current page wirelessly in sync between iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the new automatic bookmark syncing feature.
- See your book pages in a new font, called Georgia.
- Read your books on white or sepia colored pages.
- Choose left or fully justified text layout from Settings.
- Read pages with greater ease by increasing to even larger font sizes.
- Enjoy greater stability and better performance.
iBooks will work only on iPhone and iPod touch devices running iOS 4, which was just released today.