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Book reading on iPhone just got 23% better

Posted on by Mike Evans

If there is one app where the longer screen of the iPhone 5 is a boon, it is Kindle. As regular readers know I am an avid reader on my iPhone.

I thought the 4S was the best book-reading device ever. It is a fraction of the size and weight of even a paperback and is always in your pocket. Both the iPad and the smaller Kindles are not exactly pocket sized so you always end up toting a bag if you want to read while out and about.

The extra page length of the new 5 is a revelation. I normally prefer the sixth largest font which is midway between the tiniest and the largest of the twelve available sizes. Four extra lines doesn't sound much, but it is 23% more and means 23% less page turning. If you thought book reading on the 4S was good, you are in for a treat with the iPhone 5.

17 lines on the iPhone 4S using the 6th largest font. 

17 lines on the iPhone 4S using the 6th largest font. 

21 lines on the iPhone 5, again on the 6th largest font.

21 lines on the iPhone 5, again on the 6th largest font.

Book excerpt above from PDJames's Death Comes to Pemberley

by Mike Evans, 26 September 2012

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