Apple releases enhanced editions of Harry Potter series

The adventures of Harry Potter and his friends can be enjoyed on Apple's iBooks in a new way.
Enhanced editions of all seven books in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series are now available exclusively in the iBooks Store with interactive animations and elaborate artwork.
Potter fans will also find annotations throughout their literary journey, written by Rowling herself.

"I'm thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realised on iBooks for the digital world; the artwork and animations in these enhanced editions bring the stories alive in a delightful new way," Rowling said in a press statement.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook added: "Harry Potter fans are going to love how their favourite stories come to life.

"J.K. Rowling's legendary series is perfect for enjoying on your iPad or iPhone and we're thrilled to offer them exclusively on the iBooks Store."

iBooks users can experience the books with all new exclusive custom covers for each title, and typography including the custom Harry Potter typefaces and new section headers and drop caps.

The iBooks Store is available in 52 countries and offers dozens of categories including cookbooks, history books, biographies, picture books and children's books, with free books available in 155 countries. 

The enhanced editions are available in English for NZ$13.99 inc. GST each in 32 countries.