An update is available for the e-book reader natively found in Apple’s popular devices, namely, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Known as iBooks, the update brings the app version to 1.2.2.
The update contains improvements in stability and performance for the app. Apple also stated that iBook 1.2.2 fixes the problem in video playback for integrated videos in iBookstore enhanced books. It also addresses incorrectly used fonts for some books.
iBooks was first announced together with the original iPad in January 2010 and initially saw an iPad version availability in April. The iBooks for the iPod touch and iPhone was consequently released in mid-2010 as part of iOS 4 update.
One of the major publishers included in the iBookstore is Random House, the inclusion of which was verified by Apple’s chief executive officer himself, Steve Jobs, at the March 2011 keynote. The news was in conjunction with the unveiling of the iPad 2.
There is not much to find in iBooks 1.2.2 really, as it is merely a minor update. The last notable version was iBooks 1.2. Released in December, the app began to have a wider selection of stores and had emphasis on visual improvements with additional color e-books, recipe books, books with images, and children’s books.