Apple Announces iBooks 2 For iPad [Apple Education Event]

Apple Announces iBooks 2 For iPad [Apple Education Event]

Phil Schiller took the stage at Apple’s education event in New York City to announce the company’s plans for reinventing textbooks. Schiller said that textbooks are currently “not durable” “not interactive” and “not searchable.”

Apple will change all that with its new software for iPad: iBooks 2.

Schiller called iBooks 2 “graphic, fun, and engaging” onstage. The software will allow for embedded movies, interactive cut scenes, and live thumbnails. The interface is no longer a static piece of paper. Publishers can embed 3D models and users can navigate through images and dynamic text with iOS gestures. Teachers will also be able to provide instant feedback for students. Notes and annotations can be made by students with virtual study cards.

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