Apple Aims to Reinvent Textbooks With iBooks 2; Now Available in The App Store

BY Jason

Published 19 Jan 2012

Apple unveiled iBooks 2 at the special media event earlier today and is now available in the App Store.

Apple aims to reinvent textbooks with iBooks 2 by bringing a new textbook experience for the iPad.

iBooks 2 includes the following new features:

  • Experience gorgeous Multi-Touch textbooks designed for iPad
  • iBooks textbooks are filled with interactive features, diagrams, photos, and videos
  • Tap to dive into images with interactive captions, rotate 3D objects, swipe through image galleries, watch videos in full screen, and more
  • Use a finger as a highlighter when swiping over text in a textbook
  • Take advantage of Study Cards to help you memorize important highlights, notes, and glossary terms
  • Tap glossary terms to see definitions of key topics and concepts without leaving the page

The iBookstore offers textbooks on Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, and Physics from McGraw-Hill and Pearson. 

The textbooks are currently available to customers in the US.

You can download iBooks app from the App Store using this link.