Apple Reveals $14.99 Interactive Textbooks

At a special education announcement in New York City, Apple revealed partnerships with Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to create more interactive and affordable textbooks.

A few of the books are now available on iTunes, including the free Life on Earth by E.O. Wilson, a $14.99 Physics high school textbook from McGraw-Hill and a $14.99 Biology high school textbook from Pearson.

The company also revealed iBooks 2, a more interactive kind of eBook format. Peter Kafka listed these features in his liveblog: “Quizzes and review questions built into book. ‘The bottom line is: Immediate feedback.’ Can highlight text with finger, change color, etc. Add notes … Turn notes into study cards. Can turn glossary terms into study cards.”