Apple Books is an eBook store and reading app that was created by tech giant Apple a little over a decade ago. It was originally announced in 2010. The app was originally known as iBooks and was modified to run on devices running iOS 4. At the time, Apple Books received criticism for slow performance on devices like the iPhone 3GS and iPod. Touch. However, as of July 19, there was an update from Apple that provided some improvements to the iBooks app that helped Apple users use it to read their eBooks more easily and quickly.
In November 2012, Apple was granted a patent that was named “Display screen or part thereof with animated graphical user interface”. This patent was for a particular type of page turn animation to be used for iBooks. In 2012, iBooks expanded to the point that the app became available in many countries on multiple continents, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark. , Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, Venezuela and more.
Apple later renamed the app from iBooks to Apple Books, the name the app still goes by to this day. Apple Books supports two formats for the books you can read: EPUB and PDF. EPUB is the most common format that can be read on any iOS device like iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.