Apple Revamps iBooks Amidst Flurry of New and Refreshed Products

While most of the headlines today were captured by Apple’s unveiling of the new MacBook Pro, 4th generation iPad, and the eagerly anticipated iPad mini, Apple also had a few important but swiftly overshadowed tricks up its sleeve.

Apple CEO Tim Cook launched into his iBooks demo today with a quick and understandably boastful look at iBookstore. According to Cook, customers have now downloaded in excess of 400 million books.

Fittingly, on Tuesday, Apple introduced a revamped version of iBooks that delivers a host of new features like auto scrolling, social sharing, and even new languages. All told, iBooks now comes with support for over 40 languages.

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

As of this writing, the update is not yet available in the App Store, but we know it’s coming so check back often for the looming update.