Apple Event Recap [part 1]: Apps, iPad, iBooks, iBooks Author & Textbooks


Just finished watching announcements from the Apple event live on my Apple TV. Apple has added an Apple Events icon to the Apple TV menu and broadcast the keynote live today. You can find previous Apple events there too.

Apple Event

Tim Cook and Phil Schiller announced a number of new Apple products including models of the MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini. Then they turned their attention to the iPad. The images below show the remarkable popularity of the current iPad, the App Store and developments in textbooks with iBooks and iBooks Author. Part 2 of this recap will introduce the latest iPad models, the 4th generation iPad and the new iPad mini. See a replay of the keynote and learn much more about the new iPad mini at the Apple site.

Popularity of Apple iPad & Apps

New iBooks App (v.3)
Updated iBooks app and ibooks Author software add features and capabilities to textbooks including continuous scrolling, custom fonts, mathematical equations, multitouch widgets, portrait only mode over the air updating and new ways to share content with others.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons