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Apple Books Set to Replace iBooks in iOS 12

By Nitish Singh / June 4, 2018

With Amazon’s Kindle taking the biggest slice of the digital bookstore pie, Apple is trying to make a comeback by phasing out its iBook app in favor of Apple Books. The move by Apple is not just a change to bring the naming scheme of the tech giant’s apps in line with its other offerings; the new app will bring a host of new features and offer a complete redesign over the iBooks app.

One of the biggest highlights of the new Apple Books app is the “Reading Now” section. Users will be able to jump straight back into the previous book they were reading, making it extremely convenient to move between apps and get back to your favorite book whenever you want. The app also tracks your reading habits and remembers your progress across each book you open in the app.

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The new update is similar to the iOS App Store overhaul that was pushed out last year. With a completely fresh UI, navigating across your library is easier than ever. Apple Books was showcased in the WWDC 2018 and will be part of iOS 12 natively and will not be available for download until the iOS 12 update is pushed to all iOS 11 devices later this fall.



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