The Associated Press has just updated its AP Stylebook 2012 application, adding full iPhone 5 support and allowing users to preserve their edits, notes, and entries when installing future app updates. At the moment, the application is available to download in the App Store for $24.99, and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

As a reminder, AP Stylebook 2012 allows users to access a digital version of the Associated Press Stylebook on the go, from an iDevice. While users can search or browse through the extended document, and have the option of marking particular items as favorites, it’s also possible to add entries to the application for future reference. Problematically, however, up until now, updating the app resulted in the erasure of all such notes.

Once users have version 1.2 of AP Stylebook 2012 installed, however, the app will save users’ notes when the application is updated, which is a handy feature (albeit one that really should have been available from the beginning). In addition, the app is now fully optimized for the iPhone 5, and will assume the full height of the smartphone’s 4-inch screen.

Both are useful features, and will surely be appreciated by users of the application.

As mentioned, AP Stylebook 2012 is a universal app optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and can be downloaded in the App Store for $24.99.

Take a look at the updated application, or for further app related news, see: “Painless” Photo-Editing App AfterLight Updated Yet Again With More EnhancementsApple Pulls Controversial Hookup Service Bang With Friends From App Store, and Popular Grocery List App AnyList Goes Universal With Full iPad Support.