Apple releases iTunes 9.2.1, iBooks 1.1.1

A number of news sites, such as Engadget, are reporting that Apple has released paired updates of iTunes 9.2.1 and iBooks 1.1.1.

The iTunes update is largely a bugfix issue, according to its patch notes, but Crunchgear calls the iBooks release a “major update,” adding dictionary lookup of words and improvements to in-line images and PDF viewing. It also includes support for audio and video content in e-books.

Given that a lack of dictionary lookup prompted some grumbling when iBooks first came out, the addition should please some of the app’s critics. Of course, the problem with the iBookstore’s paucity of title choices remains.

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TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows has been writing for us--except for a brief interruption--since 2006. Son of two librarians, he has worked on a third-party help line for Best Buy and holds degrees in computer science and communications. He clearly personifies TeleRead's motto: "For geeks who love books--and book-lovers who love gadgets." Chris lives in Indianapolis and is active in the gamer community.

2 Comments on Apple releases iTunes 9.2.1, iBooks 1.1.1

  1. Yay is right! The iBooks update makes PDF viewing much more pleasant. I have all my textbooks on my iPad, so this is very welcome.
    I love apple and I love my iPad I guess you can call me a fanboy. Whatever the case any news is good news and watch the ihaters flock like flys on shit.
    Now all I need is multitasking. Come on 4.0!
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  2. The dictionary lookup is nice to have, along with the ability to add notes to books. After some tests, I still prefer GoodReader for PDFs though.

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