From Knowledge@Wharton: While the $4.5 billion text­book industry seems ready for disrup­tion, the latest digital offer­ings from firms like Apple may not be enough to over­throw it — yet. Apple’s approach, which revolves around the company’s ecosystem and devices, poses certain limi­ta­tions for insti­tu­tions and for students, experts say, and the proposed cost savings from not having to purchase more expen­sive phys­ical books may not add up. Also, it’s unclear whether more elab­o­rate, enhanced text­books with 3-D graphics and anima­tion will catch on and even­tu­ally replace the printed word. · Go to Text­book case: Apple and others strive to be the next wave in educa­tional publishing →