Several leads 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 Apple editorial team.
According to MacOtakara, Apple has published several job offers in recent months looking for content curators to set up its editorial team for iBooks. This team would recommend authors, books, compilations, interviews and other content on a daily basis for display in the dedicated section.
The Today section of the App Store has worked excellently , many users are discovering dozens of applications and games with which to take advantage of the iPhone and iPad, so it would not be strange to see something similar in iBooks to give a boost to book sales. Of books and audiobooks, as 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, the service will almost certainly leave the “i” and will simply be called Books (Books?) . In the first beta of iOS 11.3 the app was renamed to this but in the following versions it returned to iBooks, probably a clue of what is to come.
The name change is really not the most important thing that the Apple book service needs to change, but its design. Improving reading is complicated, but the organization of the books and the content of the library is . Currently it still maintains the shelf concept that it inherits from the skeumorphic iOS 6 and earlier versions. In any case, we may know more about it at the next academic event on March 27th, or else in the keynote for WWDC 2018, which this year takes place on June 4th.