Apple has announced the release of exclusive enhanced editions for Harry Potter Series on iBooks for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. The enhanced edition contains interactive animations, artwork, annotations by the author and more.
The beautiful animations and artwork, as reviewed in the sample downloads by yours truly, really add a new dimension to reading the books. The books also have typography, section headers and other such formatting which is exclusive to Harry Potter. As someone who has never read the Harry Potter series before or even seen the movies, I am finally intrigued to try one of the books just for the enhancements.
Unlike before, users do not have to purchase the books from the Pottermore Shop. They can be purchased directly from the iBooks app.
The press release is accompanied by below quote by Tim Cook:
“Harry Potter fans are going to love how their favorite stories come to life,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “J.K. Rowling’s legendary series is perfect for enjoying on your iPad or iPhone and we’re thrilled to offer them exclusively on the iBooks Store.”
Harry Potter Series is priced at $9.99 per book and is available in 55 countries where iBooks can be purchased. Even if you have read the books before, these digitally enhanced books might be worth adding to your collection.