Apple Jumps Into Textbooks

iPad Textbooks

iPad Textbooks

Digital textbooks are drawing growing buzz, as tech companies see big potential to upgrade them to the digital age while tackling often-cited problems with education, such as the rising cost.

Apple executives said today’s textbooks weren’t adequate teaching tools as technology had raced ahead. Instead, textbooks should be portable, searchable and easy to update, they said, demonstrating the ability to load, close and manipulate diagrams and video content by pinching your fingers.