Apple iBooks 2 hands on review
New iBooks, old tricks?
Well, not quite. The text and layout may look little different from what's already in schoolkids' satchels, but there are some digital touches. Interactive items are sprinkled throughout the text. These include video clips and graphical sequences showing photosynthesis or digestion, interactive apps that let you test a theory of wave motion, a 3D rotation of a molecule or (most often) just a high res photo. Being able to control the action is a nice novelty but none is complex enough to be more than a momentary distraction from the text itself - which is probably the intention.