Apple Releases iTunes 10.5.3 with Textbook Sync Support

Following its iBooks 2, iBooks Author and iTunes U app announcements on Thursday, Apple released iTunes 10.5.3. The update for the music-and-everything-else management app added support for syncing Apple’s new iBooks 2 interactive textbooks.

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Apple’s interactive textbooks support multimedia content, adding notes, the ability to zoom in on high resolution images, intro movies, 3D model viewing, support for swiping to highlight text in textbooks, and support for viewing glossary terms without leaving the current page.

iTunes 10.5.3 is free and available via the Software Update application, or as a downloadable installer at the Apple website.