Apple Education Event

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

According to Global Equities Research, Apple's foray into the digital textbook market has been met with initial success, selling through upwards of 350,000 textbooks within the first 3 days. AllThingsD reports.

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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.

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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 affect too many of us in the short term. But I think their initiative with iBooks 2 and iBooks Author offers significant long term benefits to the company and its shareholders.

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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're big and bold -- but they're also just the beginning. There will be struggles and successes, breakthroughs and missteps. And while many of us here at iMore and Mobile Nations could speak about the implications from purely technical and business standpoints, we're lucky to have several teachers and educators, past and present, on staff. They were kind enough to share their thoughts on Apple's new initiatives, specifically and importantly where they impact most -- our kids in the classroom.

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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 incremented to reflect all previous iPhone Live and iPad Live podcasts -- since they merged like Devastator!)

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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.

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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, learning tools to bring textbooks and classrooms into the next generation. Others think Apple has once again created a proprietary platform to once again exert draconian control over and increase platform lock-in.

Some people think Apple has created an alternative to the expensive, outdated, antiquated books students used to have to lug around. Others think Apple sucks for not offering $12 iPads to go along with it.

We'll be back to give you our collective opinions later, but right now it's your turn, iMore Nation. What do you think of Apple's educational offerings?

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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.

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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.

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iPhone & iPad Live special edition: Apple education event

Today at 10am ET, 7am PT, 3pm GMT Apple will be holding their education event in New York City, and we'll be following on meta-live blog style, adding our commentary and offering color and analysis, right here on iPhone & iPad Live! Pre-game show will start roughly 15 minutes before the big event. If you haven't already, go leave us your predictions before the show starts. Then hurry back here to experience it all with us!

No word yet on Apple streaming the event, which means they probably won't be. Sigh.

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