On Apple’s Education Announcement

January 19, 2012

At this morning’s education-oriented media event, Apple announced iBooks 2, a new version of iTunes U, and iBooks Author, and interactive textbook publishing app. Thoughts:

All in all, the most impressive thing is how Apple presents a new platform as a win-win for just about everyone involved (as opposed to Google TV where the platform arrives without content agreements, or WebOS with no apps). Well, unless you’re Amazon, or an employee of a brick-and-mortar school bookstore.