To coincide with iOS 4, Apple has released an update for iBook. The new version is a universal app, so it can run on the iPhone or iPod, in addition to the iPad. Here’s a full breakdown of the new features:
• In addition to iPad, iBooks is now available on any iPhone or iPod with iOS 4.• Open and read PDF documents from Mail. PDF documents will be added to your library and appear on the PDF bookshelf. You can even search PDFs for words or phrases and bookmark your favorite pages.• Take advantage of new ways to bookmark. In addition to highlighting a word or a passage, you can now also add notes or bookmark an entire page with the new page ribbon.• Keep your bookmarks, notes, and your current page wirelessly in sync between iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the new automatic bookmark syncing feature.• See your book pages in a new font, called Georgia.• Read your books on white or sepia colored pages.• Choose left or fully justified text layout from Settings.• Read pages with greater ease by increasing to even larger font sizes.• Enjoy greater stability and better performance.
The folks at Mashable have also put together a quick video showing the new iBooks for iPhone in action.