Apple just released a major update to its iBooks app. This update adds many new features, including a new nighttime theme for reading in the dark and a full-screen mode.

Many small features are also added, such as new fonts, beautiful classic covers for public domain books, and a redesigned annotation palette.

It’s been a while since Apple has released a major update to iBooks, and version 1.5 fixes a lot of issues. The new nighttime reading theme will help people out a lot because staring at a white screen at night is hard on the eyes. This makes the iPhone and iPad a much better tool for reading books.

  • iBooks 1.5 adds the following new features as well as some stability and performance improvements:
  • Nighttime reading theme makes reading books in the dark easier on the eyes.
  • Full-screen layout lets you focus on the words without distraction.
  • iBooks now features an improved selection of fonts, including Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek.
  • Beautiful new classic covers for public domain books.
  • A redesigned annotation palette makes it easier to choose a color for your highlighted text.

You can download iBooks 1.5 in the App Store for free.

Screenshots highlighting some of the new features:

What do you think of the new iBooks?