Apple has launched iBooks 2 today, making textbooks available on iOS devices such as the iPad. iBooks is free and it will allow for students to access interactive textbooks on the iPad. If you wish to see if your textbooks are available for download click here.
Apple has partnered with textbook makers Pearson, McGraw Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The trio are responsible for 90% of all textbooks sold. Some high schools are already giving laptops to all students to use for online text books so you can bet that soon you will see students using iPads to read their textbooks.
Sick and tired of paying $150 for one textbook you didn’t even use all semester? The textbooks you can get through iBooks 2 will cost 14.99 or less!
If you think that you will not be able to jot down notes and highlight on these textbooks you are mistaking. “your finger is always a highlighter. You just swipe. You can change the color. If you want to leave a note just tap. But we did something even cooler with this. We automatically take all of your notes and highlights, and we turn them into study cards.”
What do you think? Would you rather read a physical textbook or use an iPad to read your textbooks? Leave a comment bellow with your thoughts.
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