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CNET News Video: Apple shows off new iBooks app

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CNET News Video: Apple shows off new iBooks app

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CEO Tim Cook ups Apple's game in the e-reader space with new iBooks features, including night mode and continuous scrolling, so users never have to turn a page.

iBooks of course makes it a pleasure to read on any of your iOS devices. It includes an elegant bookshelf where you can put literally hundreds of books and carry them with you anywhere you go out. And just one tap and the bookshelf flips to reveal the iBook store where you'll find bestsellers, sellers. Gorgeous full color picture books and multi-touch books. We now have over a million and a half books on the bookstore. And these-- these cover every kind of subject you could ever think of. Customers have now downloaded 400 million of them since the inception of the store. If you open one of the books, you'll find gorgeous pages and iBooks includes reading options like this beautiful CP of thing or this night thing, which makes it really easy on the eyes when you're reading in the dark. And today, we're announcing a new version of iBooks and this contains a really cool new reading option with continuos scrolling. So, if you just flip when you're reading the word scroll by, just as you would expect. The new version of iBooks is also better integrated with iCloud. So, all of your purchased books show up on your bookshelf and you can tap one and begin reading just where you left off. There's also some fantastic new ways to share. You can just tap on your favorite quote and share it with anyone on Facebook or Twitter. This is really cool. We also have-- We're also supporting over 40 languages like this one from-- this one in Korea. Notice the crisp beautiful fonts. They are available in iOS 6 in Chinese. Look at the beautiful vertical print in Japanese. The pages turn left to right just like you would expect if you're Japanese that is. The new version of iBooks is available today. It's a free download. It's in the app store and I would encourage you to get it. It's really fantastic. I think you're gonna-- you're gonna love it.

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