Apple launches digital textbooks Summary: At an Apple press event in New York City, executives from the company announce a new initiative to reinvent textbooks. The new software will attempt to unify online databases and the printed word into a single tool for students. January 19, 2012 -- 14:34 GMT (06:34 PST) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Storage, Apple, CXO, Data Centers, Data Management, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Software, IT Employment Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.