Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:45 UTC
Apple In what everybody already saw coming for weeks (months) now, Apple has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the iPad. Basically a bigger version of the iPhone, Steve Jobs presented the iPad during a press event in San Francisco. The most interesting news? It's powered by... An Apple processor, called the A4. The most shocking news? The price.
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ignore the ipad, think iBooks
by Adurbe on Thu 28th Jan 2010 12:22 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

The iPad may/may not get the foothold in the market Apple would like... iBooks though, will.

Start bundling it on the other tablet offerings alongside itunes and suddenly you have another itunes store on your hands!

I know other eBook stores exist, notably Amazon's. But they havent had the mainsteam publicity the iBook store will have thanks to the iPad launch

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

The iPad may/may not get the foothold in the market Apple would like... iBooks though, will.


Anyone else have a few seconds of confusion, thinking "wasn't the iBook renamed to renamed 'MacBook' a few years ago?" Before realizing that it's also the name of Apple's e-book offering, that is.

I can imagine that leading to some absurd support calls:

"I just bought an iBook, but I can't view them on my iBook. Can I open it with EMACS on my eMac? And who's on first, anyway?!?!?"

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