Textbooks Coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch

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school-books-appleIt looks like the Amazon Kindle DX will have some competition in the textbook market. The AppleBlog is linking to a Wall St. Journal report (subscription required) saying that 12 major textbook publishers including McGraw Hill and Pearson will be making their wares available on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The program is being operated by CourseSmart LLC and is on a rental model. The app is free for CourseSmart subscribers. The program promises to lower costs over buying hard cover books, which only makes sense, but there is that small screen to deal with.

Or could this be another harbinger for that mythical Apple device that isn’t a Tablet with a screen around 10 inches or so?

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+


  1. Darren

    08/10/2009 at 2:36 pm

    I can’t imagine myself trying to read a textbook on an iPhone, the screen is just too damn small.

  2. Susan

    03/20/2013 at 1:26 pm

    i agree

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