A new home for audiobooks in iOS 8.4

Posted on by Elliot Jackson

With all the talk of the Music app redesign in the just-released iOS 8.4 update, I was pleased to read that audiobooks hadn’t been forgotten about:

Also new in iOS 8.4, Audiobooks have been moved to iBooks following the Music redesign. With a distinct collection in their iBooks libraries, users will now be able to start listening to audiobooks in iBooks through a new media player that offers gesture support, a sleep timer, and speed controls. A button in the top right gives access to chapters, while swipe gestures on the audiobook's artwork allow for skipping backward and forward in 15-second increments.

Their new home makes much more sense and the audiobook-specific features are very welcome too.

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