It has been designed through collaboration with publishing industry players
Apple has revealed plans to introduce a range of tools and services to facilitate learning of school-children.
Known as iBooks, the devices have been demonstrated in New York at an event by Apple’s Vice President of productivity applications Roger Rosner, according to the BBC.
President of the Girls’ Schools Association Louise Robinson said it is a challenge to use the technology as there will be a license needed for each e-book a child gets, along with the access to wireless technology that is not currently present with many schools.
However, Robinson hailed the move, saying searching for a topic, looking up the glossary, giving notes and questions and conducting exams, with the help of a single device will be a magical experience.
A research analyst at Gartner predicted that Apple would face tough competition from companies like Adobe, which is an established name in creating books and magazines.
The iBook 2 enables students to make notes and view related video and 3D images in the textbook application.
Apple also displayed the iBooks Author, which lets editors create interactive books to be used in iPad.