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Apple Bringing iBooks to the Mac

Apple will release iOS 7 for mobile devices and OS X Mavericks for Macs this fall.

Among the many new features, Mavericks will bring iBooks to the Mac, a feature many readers have been looking for these last few years. Check it out:

With iBooks you have instant access to your existing iBooks library, as well as the more than 1.8 million titles in the iBooks Store, from textbooks and classics to the latest best sellers. iBooks also works seamlessly across your devices, so you can read a book on your Mac, make notes or highlights, and then pick up exactly where you left off on your iPad.

In addition, the iOS update will change the bookshelf interface for readers on Apple’s mobile devices. AppNewser has more details:

As expected, Tim Cook’s keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference included major changes for the new iPhone iOS 7 – a sleek redesign that is clean and full of Helvetica. In essence, it looks a lot like Google, Windows, and Yahoo’s latest flat designs that have fully abandoned the 3D realism of skeumorphism in favor of flat interfaces and large readable fonts. The wooden book shelves are finally gone! In addition to iOS’s new layouts with new color palettes and icons, the new iOS will come with an amazing array of new user interfaces as well as great theft protection.

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