The iBooks 1.1 update was supposed to deliver some great updates to iBooks which allowed users to view and sync their PDF files. iBooks 1.1 did deliver the PDF functionality, but a few key items were left out, items that were advertised as available features.
The image below is a shot from Apple’s iBooks page that states:
Tap a PDF to read it and it fills the screen just like an ebook. You can flip through pages, add bookmarks and highlights, or zoom in for a closer look.
The issue here is that flipping through PDF pages and applying highlights are not possible. Yes, users can swipe through PDF pages, but they cannot flip through like books in the iBooks app and highlighting is no where to be found.
Since users cannot highlight PDF text, this means they cannot use the built-in dictionary, create notes, or copy text. There is also no landscape view like books in iBooks, making users flip through pages one page at a time.
So were these features left out or forgotten? Or was the feature page a typo? Either way, hopefully Apple will address these missing features soon.
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