Apple Dazzles Academia with iBooks 2

On Thursday at Apple’s eagerly anticipated media event at New York’s famed Guggenheim Museum, Apple executive Phil Schiller introduced iBooks 2 for iPad.

Schiller hailed the iPad as the ultimate tool for learning and said Apple is poised to harness this potential for the good of future students everywhere.

The digital textbooks showcased today were highly interactive with easy to access glossary items and graphics.

The new e-textbooks from Apple make it possible to take notes within the iPad while reading the text. Even personalized note cards for further study can be created from inside the textbooks.

Textbooks for high schools will be priced at $14.99 or less.

To coincide with the launch of iBooks 2, Apple also introduced iBooks Author, which will help textbook authors create innovative and interactive new learning experiences.

iBooks 2 – an app – is free and available today.

To learn more about today’s announcement from Apple, check out the live blog conducted from New York by All Things D.