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This article was published on December 7, 2011

Apple iBooks now better than ever with nighttime reading, full-screen options

Apple iBooks now better than ever with nighttime reading, full-screen options
Jon Russell
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Apple has introduced an update to its iBook application which significantly improves the reading experience on iOS devices.

Update 1.5, released today, according to 9to5mac, now includes a nighttime reading feature — which optimises the display to improve the experience of reading in the dark — and a full screen display option.

The effect of the latter, which removes the clutter and distraction of the tool bar, page numbers and other details, is particularly noticeable on an iPad, on which the entire screen can now be devoted to reading material.

9to5mac also reports that the iBooks app includes other minor updates, including ‘beautiful covers’ for classic titles, pop-up footnotes and improved annotation.

The updated application is available to download for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch now.

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