iTunes 10.5.3 Released With iBooks 2 Textbook Syncing Support


Apple has released iTunes 10.5.3 with support for the new iBooks 2 app allowing iOS users to sync their textbook purchases as well as support for the updated iTunes U program. The new version of iTunes is available for Mac OS (102.15MB) and Windows (66.11MB -32Bit , 67.98MB-64Bit) from Apple’s website. Read the full release notes after the break.

What’s new in iTunes 10.5.3

iTunes 10.5.3 allows you to sync interactive iBooks textbooks to your iPad. These multi-touch textbooks are available for purchase from the iTunes Store on your Mac or from the iBookstore included with iBooks 2 on your iPad.

iBooks textbooks are created with “iBooks Author” — now available as a free download on the Mac App Store

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  • Anonymous

    Does this mean iOS 5.1 is close to going public?  Haven’t had a beta update in over a week and beta 3 is extremely stable in my experience.  Y’all are going to love the battery life improvements.

  • Kraken

    Doesn’t look like there are any textbooks available in Canada as of yet.

  • Y’all are going to love the battery life improvements.”

    You sure about this?