iBooks on iOS 12 could have a Today section with recommended content, similar to the App Store
The iBooks app is one of the main candidates to change in the coming months. Several tracks indicate a complete redesign with new features and concepts for Apple’s book reading service. One of those upcoming updates that we might see soon is the Today section. A section similar to the App Store with content recommended by the editorial team of Apple.
According to MacOtakara , Apple has published several job offers in the last months looking for content curators to assemble their editorial team for iBooks. This team would recommend daily authors, books, compilations, interviews and other types of contents to show them in the dedicated section.
Recommendations, but also focus on what you’re reading and audiobooks
The section Today in the App Store has worked in an excellent way , many users are discovering dozens of applications and games with which to take advantage of the iPhone and the iPad, so it would not be strange to see something similar in iBooks to give it a boost to the sale of books. Of books and audiobooks, it is rumored that the service will integrate much better the sale of books in audio format, with an integrated player.
On the other hand, it is almost certain that the service leaves the “i” and is simply called Books (ø? Books?) . In the first beta of iOS 11.3 the app came to be called like that but in the following versions it returned to iBooks, surely it is a clue of what is to come.
The name change is not really the most important thing that needs to change Apple’s book service, but its design. Improving reading is complicated, but the organization of books and the content of the library . At the moment still it maintains the concept of bookshelf that inherits from the skeumorfista iOS 6 and previous versions. In any case, we may know more about it in the next academic event on March 27 or if not in the keynote of WWDC 2018 , which this year is held on June 4.