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iBooks Said to Get Revamp with New ‘Today’ Discovery Tab in Upcoming Update

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According to Japanese site Mac Otakara, Apple is planning numerous hires in efforts to revamp iBooks, as the next version of the app is said to include a ‘Today’ tab, and other curated discovery features we currently experience in the App Store since the latter’s overhaul iOS 11.

The news corroborates a previous report from Bloomberg in January, which said Apple was set to redesign iBooks, to look more like the App Store in iOS 11. New sections could include a ‘Reading Now’ plus a tab for audiobooks. In an earlier beta of iOS 11.3, Apple renamed iBooks to ‘Books’, but was reversed in a later beta.

New job listings on LinkedIn point to the search for an iBooks Editor, with one position located in London, England, posted two days ago.

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Apple recently acquired digital magazine service Texture, which was partly owned by Rogers Media. It’ll be interesting how this acquisition will integrate into the next version of iBooks.

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