Apple Inc. this week released new education software for the Mac and iOS users to update education consumers into a digital world.

The new iBooks 2 app will sell new enhanced iBooks Textbooks at $14.99 or less. Texbooks will include interactive features like diagrams, photos, and videos. Initial publishing partners include McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

In addition the app allows users to highlight, view 3D models, videos, and images, make flashcards, and look up words in a dictionary.

iTunes Author is a free app that allows any Mac user to create Mulit-Touch textbooks with interactive options and submit to the iBookstore for publication.

Finally, the iTunes U app allows educators to design and distribute courses with audio, video, books and other content for free to iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch owners.

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