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Apple iBooks is the company’s long rumoured ebook virtual shop for the Apple iPad, and it’s official at last, with big partners signed on and a tasty UI.

The Apple iPad is being styled as an e-reader as expected, with Steve Jobs launching a dedicated app for it, iBooks. Partners including Penguin, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster on board for Apple iBooks.

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The Apple iBooks menu screen is styled as a book shelf, with titles facing the screen, and one book by Ted Kennedy, priced at $14.99.

It’s not clear what file format Apple iBooks uses at this point, but fonts are adjustable, and the background is off white so should be fairly easy on the eye.

Out TBC | £TBC | Apple

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