Apple iBooks for iPad and iPhone Updated

As well as introducing a new version of iTunes last night, Apple [AAPL] also pushed out a new version of iBooks for the iPad and iPhone. The new version is iBooks 1.1.1 and brings several new features to the eBook reader.

The new features include the following…

* Double-tap an image within a book to view it in greater detail.
* Experience books that include audio and video.
* Enjoy substantial performance improvements when reading PDFs.
* Look-up definitions to English words inside books without a specified language.
* Addresses an issue that may have caused some book downloads to not complete.
* Includes many stability and performance improvements.

You’ll notice that the last two on the list are actually bug fixes to fix issues with downloading some books as well as making the application more stable as well as making it perform better whilst running it.

The big changes allow for audio and video to be played within books as well as letting more detail be displayed when tapping an image.

You can grab the update now either direct on your iPad or iPhone, or through iTunes.

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