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NEWS: What's New in Kindle for iOS Version 4.0?

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Initial post: Sep 18, 2013 9:50:16 AM PDT
Major Update Includes Brand-New Design & Collections! Kindle Version 4 is beautifully redesigned around the themes of deference, clarity and depth. Collections give customers the ability to simply and easily organize their libraries.

What's New in V4?
* Collections: Easily categorize books, docs, and magazines with a few easy taps
* Flatter style controls create a sharp, new customer experience
* Translucency effects keep constant connection between customers and their content
* Slide-out menus in Library and Reader that combine key controls and glide to the touch
* Performance and Stability Improvements

If you have any questions or need help with this update, please post in our Kindle Help Forum:

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 10:07:31 AM PDT
Oboe Joe says:
Collections! Yes!!

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 10:22:54 AM PDT
Oboe Joe says:
I just downloaded and tested the new version on my iPad. The synchronization of Collections works exactly like it does on a dedicated Kindle. It took me no time at all (literally) to get my eBooks organized into their rightful place.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 10:47:56 AM PDT
Will Collections be available for the Kindle App too?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 10:56:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 18, 2013 11:02:18 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Which Kindle app do you mean, Marie? This thread *is* about a Kindle app - the iOS app (for iPads, iPhones, etc.). The app for Windows 7 also has Collections.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 11:36:39 AM PDT
And this works on which Kindles?

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 1:07:26 PM PDT
onewac says:
HURRAY HURRAY HURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am dancing on the clouds today.....................

Finally collections, and the least buggy app to date I think!! Must have new programmers or at least someone to not only listened to us but knows how to make an app that isn't buggy.

A request, can you do the same for the android app and make it run smoother and have collections?????

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 1:08:19 PM PDT
onewac says:
This is for the iOS apps for ipads, iphones etc.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 1:17:29 PM PDT
Mike Donovan says:
Best news I've heard regarding my Kindle love in a long time. Beautiful app and LOVE those collections!

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 2:31:59 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 18, 2013 2:33:30 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
Perhaps the Kindle Fires will get collections one of these days? Owell, I do appreciate the addition of collections for my phone, thanks Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 2:41:53 PM PDT
I hope so to. It's ridiculous apple devices get it before, their own kindle fires.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 3:31:24 PM PDT
onewac says:
horror fan 13:

We got it sooner because we have been yelling for it longer :) :)

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 3:41:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 18, 2013 3:51:42 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
Oddly, I just went to the Appstore on my iPhone, and the entry for the Kindle app displayed the Update button. So I updated, and now the version of the Kindle app on my iPhone is 3.9.2. I'm absolutely certain the update from earlier in the day took me to version 4, I saw my collections and what I considered to be interface improvements.

I really *liked version 4, during the brief time I had it. Does anyone know if there was some kind of widespread issue with it that I didn't run into?

eta: I even uninstalled the app, and redownloaded it, since the description in the Appstore still says the version there is 4. But reinstalling it, still produces version 3.9.2.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 3:52:09 PM PDT
onewac says:
Try to update it again, maybe it hiccuped before it settled in! There was an update yesterday and then again this morning so it is possible your phone got confused. I have not had the problem with my ipads but I have not done my phone yet so am just guessing here.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 3:54:35 PM PDT
Dorsie says:
I think it's a new feature in the App Store that I read about this morning. It's supposed to give you the latest version compatible with the version of iOS you are using, and there seems to be a problem with that. Three apps, including Kindle, that I have not updated and that I know to be compatible with iOS 6 are no longer listed as updates in my App Store.

I haven't updated to iOS 7 yet.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 4:03:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 18, 2013 4:05:32 PM PDT
Dorsie says:
It is a problem with the app store. If you go to Top Charts, Free, #7, you will find version 4 of the Kindle app.

I'm going to update my iPad Mini now to iOS 7 and see what happens in the app store then.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 4:05:44 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
Thanks, I haven't updated to iOS7 yet, either, but I think I'll give it a try this evening. Maybe I will be able get version 4 of the Kindle app (again!) after I update.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 4:08:54 PM PDT
Dorsie says:
Nope, can't update to iOS 7. Apple seems to have some serious problems right now.

I'll try the Kindle version 4 from the top charts.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 4:14:13 PM PDT
Dorsie says:
I was able to down load Version 4.0 of Kindle app to my iOS 6 from the Top Charts in the App Store, and it seems to work. I like the new controls, especially the annotations.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 5:06:50 PM PDT
onewac says:
You need to download all the app updates first before you update to iOS7. Even Apple always says to update your apps first. Saves a whole lot of headaches and gray hairs! I downloaded all app updates and on the kindle one I opened it and moved around in it first, then I downloaded the ios7. I have had no problems.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 5:22:27 PM PDT
Mary McManus says:
iOS6 made itself available on the devices themselves and I didn't have to download it. I assume that iOS7 will do the same eventually. I have 4 iThings and they all got the iOS6 update at different times. But I have been updating apps on all of them, a huge number in the past few days. LOVE the new Kindle app.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 6:47:30 PM PDT
Very strange syncing going on. The iOS app has dredged up and revived collections from a KK that I deregistered and sold long ago but the collections from my current PW are incomplete.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 7:30:09 PM PDT
Jody says:
Loving the new Kindle update on iPad. I can't figure out how to add to or create new collections, though. The ones that show up seem to be from a Kindle Keyboard I rarely use any more. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 7:55:49 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
Okie doke, updating my iPhone to iOS 7 did allow me to reinstall version 4 of the Kindle app. Pretty strange that it updated to version 4 earlier today when I was still using iOS 6, but then backdated to an earlier version. But all is well that ends well, I guess.
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