It was reported last week by The Next Web that the upcoming Apple iPad Mini event will focus strongly on iBooks. Because the size of the tablet is under 7 inches and is mostly aimed at readers and is competing against Amazon’s same size Kindle tablet, it made a lot of sense.
Today the site reveals that it has found a leak over iTunes that confirms the next edition of iBooks is indeed headed your way. According to the screenshot posted below, a book has a requirement saying that it only runs on iBooks 3.0, hence confirming that a new version of the app is indeed headed to the public.
If you have been reading books on your iPad, you are probably aware that the current version of iBooks is 2.0. The 2.0 version of the app was introduced at the beginning of this year. To prove their point, the Next Web said that though developers can easily change the requirements of the application, they cannot change the product requirements text that appears on iTunes. The store generates the text itself.
Now since nothing is confirmed yet, it could be genuine typing mistake at Apple’s end, or it is indeed a leak of the book that Apple did not intend on letting it appear so soon on the store. The real question here is that why does the book require a specific version of iBooks when it can easily be run on iBooks 2.0. Does that mean Apple has some huge changes coming for iBooks? We will only find out when the event begins and since rumors have already started appearing over the internet about a retooled version of iPad third generation, we can expect the ‘tools’ to receive an update.