WWDC 2010: iBooks Gets Notes and PDF Support

WWDC 2010: iBooks Gets Notes and PDF Support

Apple has just announced the initial figures of iBooks at this year’s WWDC, and in addition, they’ve got some great new iBooks features in the pipe.

In the first 65 days, users have also downloaded over 5 million books, or about two and a half per iPad… and five out of six big publishers in the United States claim that the share of eBooks going through the iBookstore is about 22 percent.

Next, some enhancements to iBooks. They’ve just added the ability to take notes to iBooks, as well as the ability to view and read PDFs. For PDFs, you get a whole new bookshelf.

That’s some good additional functionality that should make iBooks more interesting to people who live and breathe PDFs.

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