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Apple’s Tablet to “Redefine Print”


October 6, 2009
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Illustration courtsey of Gizmodo
The fabled tablet computer from Apple gained more attention recently as popular technology site Gizmodo published a new feature which ruminates on Apple’s intentions, including a move into the e-book and publication market. Apple, characteristically, has been tight-lipped about the development.

“Long having established music, movie and TV content, Apple is working hard to load up iTunes with print content from several major publishing houses across several media,” writes contributor Brian Lam.

According to Gizmodo, Apple is set to announce a tablet device as early as January. Running on a modified version of OSX, similar to the iPhone, the device will also sport a 10.7-inch display (vs. the iPhone’s 3.5-inch).

Gizmodo claims to have information about the company in discussions with traditional print publishers such as the New York Times (which already distributes a version of the paper for the iPhone), McGraw Hill, and Oberlin Press.

Read the Gizmodo story here.

PC Magazine‘s long-time commentator John C. Dvorak also posted his take on the rumoured device. He, too, thinks it is an inevitable product for Apple and one which will generate a lot of attention for “pad computers.”

 


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