Apple has rolled out a new version of its iBooks app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The update adds support for illustrated books including children’s piture books and art boks.

There’s also now support for “collections,” allowing you to organize your books. For example, I set up a “Classics” collection and added free titles I’d downloaded from authors including Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, and Arthur Conan Doyle. You can flip between your collections by flicking left or right on the library view.

Apple iBooks 1.2 also lets you print PDF documents or notes from iBooks using AirPrint, and if you’re using iOS 4.2 and up, iBooks now automatically hyphenates text, letting you fit more words on each page.

You can download the latest version of iBooks for free from the App Store.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...