Apple Books lets you lose yourself in the best books and audiobooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. You’ll find bestsellers, classics, up-and-coming authors and more – all ready to instantly download and enjoy.
• Selection: Explore millions of books and audiobooks from every category including fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance, children's books, comics and more.
• Book Store: Check out Top Charts and find new releases, limited-time offers and recommendations for you, updated every week.
• Audiobooks: Discover great audiobooks read by actors, authors and other memorable voices.
• Free samples: Preview books and audiobooks while you browse, and download free samples – sometimes before they’re available anywhere else.
• Want to Read: Keep track of books and audiobooks you’d like to read next by adding them to your Want to Read collection.
• Audiobooks app for Apple Watch: Listen to your favourite audiobooks on your next hike, run or exercise session, all from your wrist.
• Customise your reading experience: Choose between a selection of fonts and easy-to-read page colours. Use Auto-Night mode to adjust your screen brightness to make reading more comfortable on your eyes. Enable Scrolling View to move continuously through books instead of turning pages.
• Access any of the books you purchase from Apple Books on all of your devices.
• Share your book and audiobook purchases with up to six family members using Family Sharing.
• Organise your books and PDFs into personal collections that will appear on all of your devices.
• Access bookmarks, highlights, notes and your current page on all of your devices.
Requirements & Store Availability
• The Book Store is available in many countries. The selection of available books varies by country.
• Downloading content from Books or iCloud requires an Apple ID and internet access.
Ratings and Reviews
IOS 16 failure
I really used to enjoy reading using this app. Now it is very difficult, the font doesn’t change sizes correctly, some parts of the books are large in font others are small. The bookmarking feature is also very bothersome as it is easily triggered while swiping. The page turning feels to ‘digital’ the realistic version from previous IOS was much nicer. Please at least give users an option to choose how the app is!!
Skipping or jumping pages
Books has show stopper bugs that made me look for a replacement reader app. There seems to be a bug with pagination, especially when orientation changes. In some cases, the Books app just skips a few pages or jumps to a completely different page in the book. Some other times the app does not remember the previous reading position and you have to scroll manually. These bugs make the app useless to me. IMHO, It’s very far from what was called the Apple quality and, being a software engineer, I can’t comprehend how the most fundamental features are not working properly.
iOS 16 ruined it
Sadly the iOS 16 update has kind of ruined the app for me. The scrolling is so sudden, the bookmark feature is easily triggered as I try to swipe, the font is also occasionally messed up as well as the size or spacing of words/letters. the highlighting option is also much more complicated
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