Apple to introduce authoring tools to “digitally destroy” textbooks on Thursday
1. Abdul92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)
First. It would just add to the fields that Apple has completed the domination of. If this deal goes through it would be greatly appreciated. If they offer it at a reduced price. Hopefully, they'll offer the option to rent. :)
2. ibap (Posts: 726; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
The title made me think they were introducing a product that would cause textbooks to expire after their use period.
Or that they were going to destroy all digital textbooks on Thursday.
3. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Warning: It's Apple we are talking about here. pretty soon you will hear about nobody being able to use ebooks without paying them first. It's the logical progression,and their army of attorneys are probably already lined up in some court. Just saying.
4. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I can see this being very big on the College level but not much else. Grade schools and public schools in general will never have the cash to get all kids an iPad nor will the parents be willing to pay $500 to $600 for the iPad and still need to buy the books. Most of them can't even pay teachers are keep certain subjects due to funding. Also the amount of stolen iPads will go through the roof not to mentions kids are clumsy as hell and will be dropping and breaking them all day long. I see Apple trying to work deals with as many private schools around the country to get them on board.
5. E.N. (Posts: 2564; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
A single textbook can cost over $200. Up front it might be expensive, but in the long run you might actually save money