Friday, September 28, 2012

Kindle News: Update v2.6 for Kindle for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support, more brightness control, new font selections

Be sure to read the Warning below for devices with versions EARLIER THAN iOS 5.

From an Amazon Kindle Forum announcement a few days ago:
'                                               Initial post: Sep 24, 2012 10:27:38 AM PDT

Kevin G. - Community Manager says:

The latest version of Kindle for iOS is 3.3. Recent updates include:
* Optimization for iOS 6
* iPhone 5 support
* Increased brightness control: greater control of lower ranges for
   improved reading in dark conditions
* New font selections
* Minimum supported version increased to iOS 5

To check which version of Kindle for iOS you have, tap the Settings icon (the cog) in the lower right corner of the application Home screen (on the iPhone, then tap "i") and then tap About.  You can download and install the latest version for free from the App Store.  To learn more, visit

If you need help with this update, please visit the Kindle Help Forums '

Again, note that the minimum iOS version supported is iOS 5.

WARNING for those with earlier iOS versions
M. Ratcheson found a reason for some update problems at the Kindle for iDevices help page (emphases mine).
' Why can't I install the latest Kindle app?

In order to offer new and enhanced features on Kindle for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the minimum requirement for the reading app is iOS 5 and greater.

We are unable to make previous versions of the app available for download due to App Store restrictions.  If your Apple device has software versions 3.0 or 3.1, we recommend that you do not uninstall your current Kindle app as it will no longer be available to download.  Some devices cannot update to iOS 5.0 including iPhone 1, iPhone 3g, iPod 2, and iPod 1.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. '

Per forum responses, the new fonts include Helvetica, and these additional fonts and adjustable margins in 3.2 have improved the reading experience on the iPad.

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  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published free books, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

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