Apple Books 12+

Books & audiobooks you’ll love

Apple

    • 2.1 • 78 Ratings
    • Free

Description

Apple Books lets you lose yourself in the best books and audiobooks, all on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. You will find bestsellers, classics, up-and-coming authors and more – all ready to instantly download and enjoy.
 
Features
• 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 are available anywhere else.
• Want to Read: Keep track of books and audiobooks you would like to read next by adding them to your Want to Read collection.
• Audiobooks app for Apple Watch: Listen to your favourite audiobooks during your next hike, run or exercise session, straight from your wrist.
• Customise your reading experience: Choose between a selection of fonts and easy-to-read page colours. Use Auto-Night mode and adjust your screen brightness to make reading more comfortable for your eyes. Enabling Scrolling View to move continuously through books instead of turning pages.

iCloud features
• Access any of the books you purchase from Apple Books on all 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 your devices.
• Access bookmarks, highlights, notes and your current page on all 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.
• Adding books and PDFs from outside the Book Store to the Books app requires them to be DRM-free.
• Some PDF documents may not be compatible with Books.

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

clareiscool_ ,

IPadOS 16 ruined everything!

IPadOS 16 ruined everything I liked about Apple Books - From the immersive page flipping experience (where you could actually half turn a page and see the page behind it, as if flipping pages of a real book) to the organisation system provided in the app itself feeling more clunky (The old organisation system was simpler and less troublesome to work in my opinion) , to the bookmark being an inconvenience to use now (having to open up the menu and then click bookmark, rather than it just being at the top right corner of my page).

Small details like this are an inconvenience to the reader and just overall make the reading experience less pleasant.

However I am a fan of the new customisation system when it comes to choosing the font, font size and background. This new system feels slightly more modern and even gives “Presets” which is great if you don’t like the hassle of finding the perfect combo yourself.

I really hope they fix this soon! I am really disappointed and hope these changes eventually get reverted/modified to make the experience more enjoyable like it once was.

joynfsy ,

iOS 16 update makes it horrible

Used the book app for YEARS until iOS 16 where I keep on creating so many bookmarks due to double tapping while scrolling. The x and menu bar on the page I can live with but not this bookmark feature. This was 10 steps back Apple.

Incorginito ,

Buggy with limited titles

App keeps crashing and the usual troubleshooting like clearing the cache, restarting the app and tablet did nothing. Very limited selection of books like other reviewers I hope Apple can look into bringing in more free and paid-for titles please.

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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