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Unable to identify eBook's editions, or revisions on iPhone and iPad

I received an email announcing an update to Functional Programming for Java Developers, by Dean Wampler (O’Reilly). Copyright 2011 Dean Wampler, 978-1-449-31103-2. I am unable to verify, if I have the update installed on my iPhone and iPad2, since the changes are subtle and described as "All formats were updated to correct figure errors in chapters 3 and 4." Is there some way to identify the edition of released eBook?
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  • Hi Petri,

    Thanks for your question, and I'm sorry that this is a bit confusing.

    If you downloaded the PDF/ePub from oreilly.com, you can look on page iv, at the code in the bottom left corner. The old code was 1311172935. The code for the updated file is 1312392387.

    You can also check Figure 3-2. In the old version, there is a left-pointing diagonal arrow extending from "Value 2" to "a1". In the new file, that arrow points from "Value 2" to "a3".

    Old


    New


    If you indeed have the old file installed, a surefire way to make sure you have the new one is to delete the file from iBooks, confirm the book is gone, download the new file from oreilly.com (if you haven't already), then reload the new file to iBooks.

    Let us know if you still have questions.

    Regards,

    Rachel James
    O'Reilly Media
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  • Thanks for the answer!

    I was finally succesful with my update. The delete, reinstall of the book was needed to update it.

    I guess eBooks will make editions and revisions more abundant in the future :).

    Your reader:
    Petri Sirkkala
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