iBooks 2 Available Now, Textbooks Category Live In iBookstore [Apple Education Event]

iBooks 2 Available Now, Textbooks Category Live In iBookstore [Apple Education Event]

Apple has made iBooks 2 available for everyone today in the App Store. The software is free, and it will allow for students to access interactive textbooks on the iPad. A new textbooks category has also been added to the iBookstore.

iBooks 2 can be downloaded now in the App StoreClick here to visit the new textbooks category of the iBookstore. Apple already has 8 textbooks available for subjects like Chemistry and Algebra. For a closer look at iBooks 2, click here.

iBooks 2 Available Now, Textbooks Category Live In iBookstore [Apple Education Event]

These interactive textbooks can be created for free on the Mac with the iBooks Author app. Apple also introduced the iTunes U app today for college and university students.

  • Matthew Taylor

    With this announcement, and the fact that the textbooks will only work with the iPad 2, I think it’s safe to say that the iPad 2 will stay in the mix after the new version is released and probably significantly cheaper.

  • Aj Tk427

    apparently only available in the US, I cant see the textbooks category

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