Apple takes on textbooks, online courses with new apps

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Apple is aiming to disrupt and reinvent the textbook market, just as it has done previously with music and news. At an event today in New York, company executives debuted a new textbook-optimized version of iBooks, as well as a new version of iTunes U designed to host full courses. iBooks 2 enables note-taking, interactive quizzes and virtual flashcards. There's also a new iBooks Author software for easily creating iPad textbooks. Textbooks will start at $14.99 or less, and the three major publishers who produce 90 percent of textbooks -- Pearson, McGraw Hill, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt -- are already on board. || Related: J-school curriculum is starting to look a little silly (Poynter.org)

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