Apple has just filed a series of trademarks for software and one of them is particularly interesting for people who love e-books. It is called iBooks Storytime and not much is known about the new feature, but Apple intends on introducing it sometime in the near future.
Other software filings include “Apple Swift Labs,” “Apple Progress Card,” “Apple Breathe,” “Apple Smart View,” “Apple Rich Links,” and “Control Strip.”
Barnes and Noble used to heavily promote a feature called Read to Me when they used to sell the Nook HD, Nook Color and other tablets. Certain e-books had narrated content, but parents and kids could narrate the stories themselves and play it back whenever they wanted. I have a feeling iBooks Storytime would be similar to this feature.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.