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Amazon Adds X-Ray Searches with New Kindle for iOS Update

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot



    Amazon today updated its Kindle for iOS app to version 3.5, adding X-Ray for books. With X-Ray, users can see detailed information on plot ideas, characters, and locations within novels.

    From the app description:
    X-Ray, which is a major selling point of Amazon's own Kindle devices, was previously introduced as a textbook-only feature with the 3.4 update for Kindle for iOS.

    The feature is backed by Wikipedia and Shelfari, which is described as Amazon's community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. iOS 5 is required for the 3.5 update, which can be downloaded from the App Store.

    Article Link: Amazon Adds X-Ray Searches with New Kindle for iOS Update
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Talk about false advertising this isn't nearly as cool as it sounded :(
  3. macrumors 6502a

    why not?
  4. macrumors 6502

    I don't even use this on my Kindle.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    I think I used it once on my Kindle just to see what it was like.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Meet X-Ray for Kindle, we've taken the annoying co-worker that always manages to spoil parts of the Game of Thrones you haven't made it to yet and put it in our app.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Sounds pretty cool but... I really cant think of a situation where I would need it
  8. macrumors 6502a


    I've used it on my Kindle Paperwhite to look up information on a character when he/she was introduced many pages ago in a book. It's useful for me because I tend to forget who a character is when he/she re-appears in the story.

    That said, I prefer reading on the Kindle Paperwhite. But, it's nice that the Kindle app has this feature as well.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Is this just Amazon's interface for their search function? I don't get it.

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