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01-25-2010, 05:53 PM #1
Major Apps Planned In Anticipation of Apple Tablet?
The LA Times put it best today: Not since biblical times has the arrival of a tablet been greeted with such anticipation.
As the tech world holds its collective breath in anticipation of Wednesday's supposed tablet release, major industries are preparing to piggy back on Apple by lining up applications that could be even more self-supporting than they are consumer-minded.
The New York Times, for example, is believed to be rolling out a premium subscription application for the tablet, which, according to multiple reports, will similarly run iPhone applications. At present, iPhones and iPod touch devices run on the 3.1.2 version of the OS. The tablet is widely expected to run the same OS.
From the LA Times:
Condé Nast Publications, publisher of 18 magazines, and HarperCollins Publishers have been approached about developing content for Apple's tablet, according to the Wall Street Journal. HarperCollins declined to comment, but Condé Nast issued a news release last week, touting sales of a digital version of its men's magazine, GQ, for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and acknowledging it was developing content for "the anticipated tablet from Apple."
Amazon said that the Kindle is its bestselling product ever and that on Christmas Day, digital book downloads exceeded physical book sales. As of January, Sacconaghi said the Sony Reader, the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Amazon Kindle were sold out, "another strong indicator of burgeoning demand."
In case you haven't heard by now, Apple will officially unveil the tablet this Wednesday, January 27th.
Image via Reuters
01-25-2010, 05:56 PM #2
So not only will we be able to download music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, apps and music videos from iTunes we can download books? I really hope the tablet can run iPhone apps it would be great to play some of them with a bigger screen.
01-25-2010, 05:58 PM #3
looks like going to be very interesting day...
01-25-2010, 06:02 PM #4
I don't see this being osx and implementing iPhone apps, very disappointing
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01-25-2010, 06:11 PM #5
I just want to know if they will announce the new iPhone OS 4.0??????
01-25-2010, 06:38 PM #6
Ugh, as a graphic designer I was looking forward to this being more along the lines of a touch screen mac similar to the modbooks and not just a bigger iphone. Oh well, guess I'll be saving my money for just the new iphone model then
01-25-2010, 06:46 PM #7
If anyone can rock the market, it's AAPL.
01-25-2010, 06:52 PM #8
After apple iPhone with Verizon, iPhone OS 4.0 will be release.....
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01-25-2010, 06:58 PM #9
I really can't wait to see what an Apple tablet will do for us. The device won't fit inside our pockets, so it better do mostly everything a true multimedia device can do. Unfortunately I have the feeling we will still require an iPhone to provide tethering to the tablet. :-(
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01-25-2010, 07:06 PM #10
can i just buy it now please i dont care what it does anymore lolWhen the police want to know where someone is, they ask apple.
01-25-2010, 07:11 PM #11
Tablet running iPhone like OS? WHY??? This is NOT what I'm looking for. Why can't it just run OS X? Or OS X with a layer to run iPhone apps? Seems like Apple would be cutting out quite a large pro market without the ability to run Mac apps.
01-25-2010, 07:29 PM #12
Oh no...please not the giant iPhone I am expecting...Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
01-25-2010, 07:34 PM #13
01-25-2010, 07:54 PM #14
I have been living under a rock for a few years so...can somebody tell me WTF is so great about this? Seriously, I'm dying to know why!
No sarcasm intended(ok maybe a little bit). I want a serious answer.
01-25-2010, 08:09 PM #15
01-25-2010, 08:09 PM #16
^Big Annoucement on my Birthday Jan 27th and we don't know or anybody else what it will be. Rumors for years of a apple tablet and maybe this is it since CES brought tablets from other brands. Also there may be annoucement of a new iphone OR iphone os 4.0 since beta are floating around. In about 36 hours you and the rest of the world will know.
01-25-2010, 08:27 PM #17
I'm very disappointed with the tablet rumors so far. I want a computer not a big iPhone.
01-26-2010, 12:12 AM #18
i just want it to be released so MAYBE we can get some news stories that aren't projected rummors about some device that i really don't want to hear about!
01-26-2010, 12:28 AM #19
Wtf, no proper OS X, I'll pass if it's not true SL.
01-26-2010, 07:23 AM #20
One more day to go before the much awaited announcement...