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iPad 3 Textbook Apps for College Students

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Word has it that Apple plans to use its iBooks store Apps to help revolutionize the textbook industry. This is exciting news for college students who’ve been dreaming of the day when they no longer have to carry heavy, outdated textbooks around campus.

Apple plans to make an announcement in New Your City on Thursday that may bring the textbook industry into the digital world. They have been waiting for this revolution for a long time and it’s exciting to think that it may finally happen.

This wouldn’t be the first time that the publishing industry has tried to digitize textbooks and other educational material but it may be the first time the attempt became a huge success. The other attempts didn’t go over too well because college students need flexibility and eReaders like Kindle had too many limitations. These are good for other types of literature but they don’t work so well for college students.

With all the technology available, it seems like the textbook industry has been left behind in the times. College students still pay amazing high fees for textbooks that are old and worn. If Apple has succeeded in making it possible to access textbooks using the iBooks Apps, this will change the textbook industry forever. They will finally be a part of modern technology. It will also open up new doors for all types of literature.

How College Students Will Benefit

Having the option of using the iPad 3 textbook apps would bring many benefits for college students. It would make things so much more convenient for them. If the iPad 3 textbook apps became a reality, students could exchange these heavy books for a modern, lightweight iPad.

Textbooks offered by iBooks would give students an interesting and fun way to learn. They’ll no longer need to use books that have been passed around year after year. Instead, they will have their own, private book with interactive images and 3D graphics. Simply sliding a finger along the thumbnail images with allow students to flip through the pages and one tap will allow them to find the definition of any word.

On top of convenience, it would also save students money and give them the ability to buy directly from textbook publishers using the iBooks app. They would no longer have to pay high prices for old textbooks they wouldn’t be using to begin with if they had an alternative.

What Will the Future Hold for College Students?

If Apple makes this possible, thousands of college students will be making the switch as soon as possible but there will be many who still use the physical copies. It will take time before it becomes the main way for college students to work but it will definitely be a step in the right direction. Eventually, you may see Apple’s iPad in every college. Physical textbooks could grow to be a strange sight.

Apple may also be planning to combine the textbooks with material offered by iTunes U and Apple’s education portal. These provide the materials that allow universities and schools to use Apple’s free software to distribute audiobooks, lesson plans and films for labs. This would increase the usage and make this technology even more convenient.

If Apple makes iPad 3 textbook apps available for students and it truly gives them the flexibility they need, it will most likely be the best decision Apple has made in a long time. It will greatly raise sells as the number of students using them increases, which is good news for iBooks stores. It’s something that will benefit Apple, the textbook industry and college students.

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