Apple Announcement: iBooks 2 And iBooks Author For Digital Textbooks Unveiled

By on Jan 20, 2012 in Announcement, Education, Events, Software, Tablet, Technology Comments
iBooks 2
iBooks 2 on the iPad
Image Credit: Apple

Apple unveiled iBooks 2 in an Apple press event held at New York‘s Guggenheim Museum on Thursday, January 19, 2012, technology news sites reported that day.

According to reports, iBooks 2 will give a “new textbook experience” for the iPad. It is a free application for the iPad available starting today on Apple App Store, in which users can read interactive textbooks.

“We want to reinvent the textbook,” Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing reportedly said.

Reports said that users will be able to see 3D images and rotate them to get a better feel of what they are studying. The books can also be switched between landscape and portrait modes for easier reading.

Moreover, another free application for Mac OS X dubbed as iBooks Author is also unveiled. Reports said that the application lets authors create textbooks easily with a simple drag-and-drop mechanisms. The application was developed to encourage people to develop more textbooks, reports said.

The project was said to be inspired by Steve Jobs, Apple‘s late co-founder and CEO.

Below is Apple iBooks 2‘s video presentation on Youtube:

iBooks 2 Introduction
Credit: Youtube / Apple

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