Apple has upgraded today their seminal reading application iBooks and brings a ton of new features to the table. One of the most important one is the new ‘Nighttime’ reading option that displays white text on a black background. Many popular reading apps such as Kob and Kindle all have these features baked into the options and it is about time Apple caught up.
If you are a fan of editing fonts and changing the ebook experience you are in luck with the iBooks 1.5 update! You have new typeface options such as Athelas, Charter, Iowan and Seravek to customize.
My favorite new feature was the full screen mode that eliminated some of the superfluous bookmarks and other distracting elements. It really feels now like you are reading a book and its simple design makes it my reading app of choice on the iPad.
Finally public domain ebooks have undergone a revision in the cover-art department. There is a bunch of new graphics used for books that do not have proper art displayed on the front of it.
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 CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.