Any word if Ibooks will include textbooks?

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  1. sumzero macrumors member

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    If so I will be one happy camper and it would be a selling point for me, Especially if there was a way to highlight text.
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    It does, although it will take time before every publisher is on board. Until then, you could have a semester where every book is available and one with none.

    Not sure if highlighting is there right now, but I imagine it will be.
     
  3. sumzero thread starter macrumors member

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    even if i were to have 1 cheaper ebook and one less heavy book to lug around i'd be happy.
     
  4. jlasoon macrumors 6502

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    Coursesmart.com already does this. They have an app for the iPhone and are making one specifically for the iPad. I buy all my textbooks from Coursesmart. Check 'em out, they do include highlighting and taking notes.
     
  5. sumzero thread starter macrumors member

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    Sweet thanks for the heads up i don't have an iphone or touch so ipad is looking a little more appealing i'll still probably force myself to hold of until g2 tho
     
  6. calderone macrumors 68040

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    You will probably be waiting awhile.
     
  7. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    It does. But not yours. :D

    At least that's how it would figure with me.

    Depends on your book publisher. My school uses ebooks, but the company they use refuses to use anything other than native software. One of the reason I like the HP Slate is I can install their native software right on the slate and take my textbooks with me.

    Plus, used books are a large source of revenue for campus book stores. I don't see them going without a fight.
     
  8. sumzero thread starter macrumors member

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    my professors decides the books not the school if there happens to be an e-version of the book i want its up to me if i want it or not.
     
  9. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Professors do pick the book. But depending on the school, the professor gets to pick the book from a "list" of books.

    I'm not criticising Apple. I'm just saying there is another dynamic to look at.

    Plus, not every textbook is e-book friendly. I'm pretty sure the single use Lab books will still be paperback.
     

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