Amazon has recently updated the Kindle App for Apple-powered mobile devices and added a rather startling feature in the form of easy-switching between the audio and textual formats of digital e-books.
As noted on Apple Insider, the new update is free and available right now, allowing Kindle users who utilize the app on iOS-powered devices to swtich conveniently between reading books digitally and listening to them.
Of course, the update isn’t so readily available for iOS users as it is for Android owners, with Apple Insider writing…
“Of course, new e-book or Audible purchases cannot be accomplished through the Kindle for iOS app, as Amazon chooses to bypass Apple’s in-app purchasing rules. Otherwise, Amazon would be forced to pay Apple a 30 percent cut of all Kindle sales.”
Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President of Amazon Kindle, also had some thoughts to share about the new update – which also happens to be a free update – saying…
“We’re working hard to help customers find more moments each day to enjoy a great book,” … “Integrating professional narration into our Kindle apps means you never have to put down a favorite book—start reading at home, get in the car and simply tap a button to continue listening without losing your place.”
You can grab the free update through a browser from right here. Be sure to download the update if you want to make good on the iPhone’s latest Kindle feature.