The New iBooks 1.5 for iPad and iPhone Is a Must Have Upgrade

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The new iBooks 1.5 is out. It's great. It has a nighttime mode to make reading books in the dark easier on the eyes and full-screen layout with none of the stupidly gimmicky backdrop. Just beautiful typography. More useful features:

• New typefaces, including Athelas, Charter, Iowan and Seravek. Some are great.
• Redesigned annotation palette that makes it easier to
• Redesigned classic covers for public domain books (these are good, although I always make my own by looking for first edition covers).

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I've been using it for a bit now and it's really nice. Go and upgrade now!

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It's laughable people use an iPad (or any tablet) for serious reading. But if that's what it takes to convince yourself getting the iPad(or tablet) is worth it, go for it. lol