iBookstore ▪ March 5, 2013
iBookstore ▪ October 9, 2012
iBookstore ▪ January 19, 2012
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NOTE: The full coverage is right after the break.
McGraw Hill CEO Terry ..wait for it.. McGraw is in attendance.
10:00am: Schiller time! “We’re proud to help students learn”…and “Students are being introducd to the iPad”
10:03: “In general Education is in the dark ages”
10:05: 20,000 EDU apps on iPad. Many more in iBookstore
10:07: 1.5M iPads used in Education.
10:08: “Reinventing Textbooks”
10:09: How do textbooks measure up? Content amazing but portability and durability are bad.
iBookstore ▪ October 23, 2011
iBookstore ▪ October 18, 2011
During their earnings call happening right now, Apple has just announced that 180 million e-books have been downloaded from the iBookstore. That’s a big number!
iBookstore ▪ June 7, 2011
Apple updated iBooks to 1.3 today for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Most notable is the read-aloud feature included in select children’s books from the iBookstore.
The read-aloud feature uses a real narrator to read the book to you, and in some books, it will even highlight the words as you read along.
Initially, it isn’t certain whether or not the narrator will be a (Nuance?) Text to speech voice or if the audio is included by the developers.
The new functionality isn’t just for children’s books. Enhanced books can now automatically play audio or video included with the book.
Apple is now going beyond the other eBookstores offering innovation and functionality that differentiates books into the realm of apps. Apple now offers Books directly in iTunes as part of the 10.3 update yesterday as well.
The 1.3 update also offers some bugfixes and enhancements from previous versions. More below: expand full story