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Mediocre Functionality, only Slower with More Expensive books.
Absolutely nothing to distinguish this app & bookstore from its competition. Same standard features—good features—just with pricier books to cash in on the iOS phenomenon. Unless and until Apple enables in-app purchasing in its competitors' ebook apps, I WILL NEVER PURCHASE A BOOK in iBooks. PDF functionality is abysmal, doesn't begin to compare to other PDF apps. This app was not designed as an optimal reader; this app was designed to sell books. Infrequent updates, obviously a back burner project for Apple.
GTD Meister on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Really bad :(
I liked the oldier version, this isn't look like an apple's app
Facudimarco on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Not for me
I absolutely hate the new bookshelf design. The all white is so bland and I really like the wooden bookshelf. At least give me the option for some skins/backgrounds instead of being stuck with the stark white nothingness. I know some people like the white so they should give you the option to change it how you want it.
Nikki Babes on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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New design is sterile and ugly
I'm a big fan of iOS7's minimalist design, but this is just a blank white page with floating books in a grid. It has zero character and the contrast is too stark. Would prefer something with a little more personality.
peteypinata on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Somebody, get Jonny out of the iOS section!
Wow! Let me just say that I love ios 7, but the Apple apps with this particular aesthetic--calendar, contacts, AppStore, and now, iBooks--look awful! Stark white, clinical and soulless is what this is... This is not design, it's a blank white screen with freakin rectangles! For God's sake at least make it look like the Trailers app... It is one of a very few of the new stock apps that actually *looks* fantastic! (Oh, but that might be too similar to "that-other-OS", and we wouldn't want to be seen as imitating *them*. Would we?)
TLKoontz on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Boo!
I hate the new look & I miss the bookshelf.
mddupree on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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