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[AI]Apple to reinvent the textbook with interactive iBooks 2 for iPad

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No more lugging around textbooks thumb.gif

Hopefully dont they dont forget about the science/engineering folks in collegiate edu.
 
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Just like Amazon and everyone else... -sigh-
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I have a mobile for all my PDF needs.
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Just like Amazon and everyone else... -sigh-

Good artists copy; great artists steal. rolleyes.gif

What a bad influence that quote was.
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How is Apple copying others on this endeavor? I mean I know Amazon offers textbooks for Kindle...
 
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How is Apple copying others on this endeavor? I mean I know Amazon offers textbooks for Kindle...

You're right. Amazon offers textbooks that people actually use.

Apple isn't going to change anything. Its a novel idea(see what I did there) , but honestly...


a) How many high school students have iPads? (especially since they cost $100-200 more than the competition)
b) How many post-secondary textbooks will there be? I can see how versions of textbooks that are used by millions of kids might be profitable, but how many authors are going to spend months rewriting their textbooks, only to sell them for 1/10th the price they normally would, to 1/100th of their traditional market?
    
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No more lugging around textbooks thumb.gif
Hopefully dont they dont forget about the science/engineering folks in collegiate edu.

Oh I really hope they do.

Absolutely horrifying if Apple gets a DRM laden locked in textbook monopoly. Their app store tactics are bad enough.
    
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This is going to be useless. Schools will not outfit k-12 with ipads, and college textbooks will not be $10. >.>
    
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This is going to be huge. It looks pretty impressive, well done Apple.
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This is going to be useless. Schools will not outfit k-12 with ipads, and college textbooks will not be $10. >.>
By the way: maximum price of $15 for any textbook.
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This is going to be huge. It looks pretty impressive, well done Apple.
By the way: maximum price of $15 for any textbook.

Nice, hopefully when I go to college this will be way more advanced and simpler, even though it seems as if it already is. thumb.gif
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