Just as expected, Apple took a strike at the ripe digital textbook market today with the introduction of iBooks 2. Dubbed as a “brand new experience for the iPad,” the iBooks 2 app will allow users to download textbooks that are portable, durable, interactive as well as searchable.
As with the functions of the iPad, users can use the multi-touch gestures, head to the ToC in a jiffy, search terms and even highlight and take notes that are created into handy study cards.
Users will be able to download textbooks from the iBooks 2 app, which is now available for download for free from the App Store.
Additionally, to pen those digital and interactive textbooks Apple also introduced iBooks Author – a Mac app that allows authors to create content easily with the help of templates, embed HTML, 3D objects and more.
iBooks Author is also free to download from the Mac App Store.