“I think we’re all fairly sure at this point that Apple will shortly release such a device and that it will be nominally based on the iPhone or iPod touch. This is key because of the App Store and iPod ecosystems it will leverage. Anything that runs on an iPod touch will run on the tablet,” Bob Cringely writes for I, Cringely.
“Apple has to have unique content for the new device, which is why Cupertino has been talking to traditional publishers and those publishers have been blabbing to each other,” Cringely writes.
“The content has to be somehow better than what can be read on a Kindle. That’s made easy almost out-of-the-box given the iPod Touch software base. Here’s the potential for content that actually does something. I think that’s key. For this device to succeed it has to have a large volume of content that simply does more than you’d generally expect on other platforms,” Cringely writes. “Otherwise why buy the reader?”
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