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One day before Apple results, analysts try and peg iBooks textbook sales at 350,000 in 3 days

One day before Apple results, analysts try and peg iBooks textbook sales at 350,000 in 3 days

Never ones to wait on official Apple numbers, which could be coming as soon as Apple's Q1 2012 results call tomorrow, analysts are already trying to peg Apple's foray into the digital textbook market at 350,000 education-centric iBooks in the first 3 days. AllThingsD quotes reports:...
Apple's education event was just the beginning

Apple's education event was just the beginning

Almost immediately following Apple's education event, the internet was filled with claims that Apple's textbook plan will never work. Namely, that the current $500 entry price of an iPad is unreasonably expensive for schools or parents to afford. No shit. Apple is not stupid. The publishers...
Stock Talk: Why Apple's textbook announcement matters

Stock Talk: Why Apple's textbook announcement matters

"If Apple relies on the existing $500 iPad to hit the education market, I think they may just accelerate the ownership of their products to students who were already going to own them … kids in well-to-do families." Yesterday Apple made one of those cool little announcements that probably won’t...
Teacher and educator reactions to Apple's iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U

Teacher and educator reactions to Apple's iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U

At Apple's education event they announced two initiatives: iBooks 2 and iBooks Author designed to bring textbooks into the digital age, and an all new iTunes U to create and share lesson plans, and follow and complete course work. As education initiatives from publicly traded companies go, they'...
iPhone & iPad Live 276: Apple education event, iBooks 2, and iTunes U

iPhone & iPad Live 276: Apple education event, iBooks 2, and iTunes U

Rene, Leanna, and Seth bring you live color, commentary, and analysis of Apple's New York education event, including iBooks 2, Textbooks, iBooks Author, and iTunes U. What does it mean for schools, for Apple, and for the future? This is iPhone & iPad Live! (Note: Show number has been...
Apple education event: Everything you need to know about iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U

Apple education event: Everything you need to know about iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U

The (now digital) ink has dried on Apple's education event, we've met the new apps, we've seen the new services, and we've gotten an idea of where Apple is heading when it comes to schools, textbooks, and learning. But just an idea. Like any 1.0 product, this stuff is the broad strokes and there...
So what did you think of Apple's education event?

So what did you think of Apple's education event?

So what did you think of Apple's education event? So now Apple's education event is over and the dust has settled and we have iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U, and there seems to be a bit of a mixed reaction. Some people think Apple is spearheading a new generation of in-depth, interactive,...
Apple posts iBooks Author instructional video

Apple posts iBooks Author instructional video

Following up on the education event in New York, Apple has posted an instructional video for the new iBooks Author app available in the Mac App Store. The video goes over some of the default templates Apple has included, as well as some of the more fluid user-interface elements like drag-and-...
Apple posts iBooks 2, Textbooks-centric education video

Apple posts iBooks 2, Textbooks-centric education video

Fresh from the Apple Education event, Apple has posted the video they showed off highlighting iBooks 2 and their new Textbooks initiative. It starts off with teachers and educators railing against everything wrong about traditional textbooks -- they're expensive, heavy, immediately outdated....
Apple to offer high school books priced at $14.99 or less

Apple to offer high school books priced at $14.99 or less

Apple has announced iBooks 2 at their education event in New York and to kick things off in the iBookStore will be high school books. Partnering with such providers as Pearson, McGraw Hill, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt -- Apple has laid out their pricing plans for high school books. Starting...

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