Quoted – Could an Apple ‘iPad’ Make E-Readers Irrelevant? – Macnewsworld.com

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Quoted – Could an Apple ‘iPad’ Make E-Readers Irrelevant? -  Macnewsworld.com

Rumor has it Apple’s begun shopping a tablet computer — or “iPad,” as it’s been unofficially dubbed — to publishers. Would Apple’s entry into the e-book market spell doom for the Kindle, Nook and Daily Edition? Or is it more likely that an iPad might be a nice device for everything but books?

Rumors that Apple has been approaching major publishers about a content distribution deal suggest it is well-poised to make a disruptive play in the e-reader field, suggested Scott Testa, a professor of business at Cabrini College.

“I think Apple has the potential to do what they have with smartphones and music to the publishing industry,” Testa told MacNewsWorld.

One major hurdle could be standing in its way, if the rumor mills are right: The projected high cost of the Apple device could be a barrier to adoption for many enthusiastic consumers.

Unlike an iPhone, which can be had for as little as $99 up front, or a Kindle, with a base price of $259, the rumored iPad could involve an investment of $600 or more — and it could carry ongoing fees for data access, according to many reports.

“It goes from a great Christmas gift to a luxury item,” remarked Testa.

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  1. One query I do have is: Do smaller publishing companies have all their stuff available for download? And did the accommodate ATT create a monopoly to a degree? Those queries are on my mind regarding this.

  2. I’ve been a fan of Apple for sometime, they produce products that is aesthetically gorgeous while working like a charm. That can’t be said about alot of companies, it’s usually one or the other. Businesses don’t usually take aesthetics seriously like Apple. With that said I’ve got to say that I’m very excited about the new Tablet. One thing I question though, is it too soon? I think that this may be ahead of its time. What do you think?

  3. I looked up the Ipad. Is the Ipad ideal for video software?

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  5. I’ve enjoyed Apple for sometime, they produce technology that is visually gorgeous while working like a charm. Alot of companies aren’t able to say that, it’s usually one or the other. Tech companies don’t usually take aesthetics seriously like Apple. With that being said I’ve got to say that I’m very excited about the new iSlate. One thing I question though, is it too soon? I think that this product may be ahead of its time. What do you think?

  6. I highly recommend the Amazon Kindle as the top choice for ebook readers.

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