Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-02-2009, 05:04 AM   #1
Alexander Turcic
Fully Converged
Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Alexander Turcic's Avatar
 
Posts: 17,107
Karma: 10995944
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Switzerland
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Apple entrance into ebook market rumors

Eagle-eyed reader tipster Andres came across this interesting article citing Andy Ihnatko, technology journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Quote:
"It's absolutely a lock that at some point, Apple will start selling books on the iTunes Store," he said. "That has been the goal for Apple all along – a store where every kind of digital media will be sold. One of their goals has always been to make devices that can play all kinds of different media. It's a win-win for Apple. They make a huge amount of money on software sales, for instance, and they also make a huge mark-up on every device that they sell, so that's exactly what they want to do."
And further, regarding the possible introduction of some kind of large form iPod Touch:

Quote:
"We don't know exactly what they're doing," Ihnatko said of Apple's plans for the larger touch-screen reader. "As with everything that happens with Apple, you know they've already built something like this, and they've probably built three of them by now. And they're usually waiting for some magical light to come on in Cupertino that says, 'Yes, right now it makes sense for us to put this on the market.' But I've always thought that the device we're looking at would be about half the size of a MacBook screen. So we're talking somewhere around 3" x 5" or 5" x 7", or something around there. Now we don't know exactly when that's going to happen."
So what do we really know? At some point, Apple will release a new device. If may feature a larger screen and have the right power-saving technology to seriously challenge Amazon, Sony, and the likes.

And we know it will be pretty.

Related: Andy Ihnatko - How Apple Could Make E-books Work
Alexander Turcic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 06:23 AM   #2
David Munch
Scholar
David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
David Munch's Avatar
 
Posts: 785
Karma: 3121010
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Denmark
Device: iPad 2
Well, it would probably be a worthy contester for the Kindle, since its pretty expensive (IMHO).

If they make a iPhoneish eBook, I'l buy it in a heart beat though.
David Munch is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 03-02-2009, 07:21 AM   #3
Spectrum
Zealot
Spectrum will become famous soon enoughSpectrum will become famous soon enoughSpectrum will become famous soon enoughSpectrum will become famous soon enoughSpectrum will become famous soon enoughSpectrum will become famous soon enough
 
Spectrum's Avatar
 
Posts: 126
Karma: 570
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: iPad 1 and iPad 4, KF HD 8.9"
It is about the time..Given the Apple innovation hope it is not E-ink based but something of their own but better.. not copycating that they are experts in!
Spectrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 07:33 AM   #4
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 64,010
Karma: 42472847
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Kobo H2O, N7
Mr. Jobs has publically stated that "people don't read any more", so why would sell books to a non-existant market?
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 07:54 AM   #5
strangeseraph
Connoisseur
strangeseraph will become famous soon enoughstrangeseraph will become famous soon enoughstrangeseraph will become famous soon enoughstrangeseraph will become famous soon enoughstrangeseraph will become famous soon enoughstrangeseraph will become famous soon enough
 
strangeseraph's Avatar
 
Posts: 53
Karma: 592
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canada
Device: Amazon Kindle 3
That, or Apple is waiting for colour e-ink? Why would Apple, which is about colourful flashy technology want a black and white device?
strangeseraph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 08:15 AM   #6
Over
Wizard
Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Over ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Over's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,449
Karma: 3949068
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cascais, Portugal
Device: Cybook Gen3, Kindle DXi, Kindle 3, iPad and iPhone 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Mr. Jobs has publically stated that "people don't read any more", so why would sell books to a non-existant market?
He will just say that it's time to encourage people to read again. And what better way than the whole ereader and ebook concept?

Amazon, if nothing else, proved that there's a market. The sucessive news about new ereaders, just shows everyone is starting to take more seriously this market. I can imagine why Apple wouldn't like to be left behind.
Over is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 09:21 AM   #7
Wario
Connoisseur
Wario began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 59
Karma: 11
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: UK
Device: Sony PRS-505
This what the market need good competition.

More important is which format will apple take. Every one seem to making Ereader that only solely works best on their own systems.
Apple already has a itune base system set, only need to add the ebook contents.
Wario is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 09:26 AM   #8
pdurrant
The Ghost Mouse
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 32,197
Karma: 88959342
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Mr. Jobs has publically stated that "people don't read any more", so why would sell books to a non-existant market?
I think that was just code for "we don't want to talk about it, as we don't want to encourage possible competitors"

He said much the same thing about video on iPods.

But I don't expect to see a dedicated ebook reader from Apple anytime soon. Although it's just possible that Apple might produce ebook reader software for the iPod Touch/iPhone and open up an ebook section of the iTunes stores.

Meanwhile, I'll happily use my CyBook, and wait for a more robust replacement ot come along in due course from Bookeen or someone else.
pdurrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 09:48 AM   #9
layel
Member
layel began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 22
Karma: 10
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: iliad
It's and excellent and cool news.

Mr.Jobs will show its geninus in reading field. I hope he can supply an excellent device to compat both apple music store and application store.
layel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 10:23 AM   #10
daffy4u
I'm Super Kindle-icious
daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.daffy4u ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
daffy4u's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,734
Karma: 2429021
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Drive, Calinadia Candafornia
Device: K1, KTSO, KFHD7, KPW1
Since SJ is out for a while (I know he isn't well and I hope he gets better), it's the perfect time for "someone else" to take the reigns to bring Apple on board. This will keep SJ from losing face, as it were, for his unfortunate statement.
daffy4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 10:23 AM   #11
KindleDude
Connoisseur
KindleDude doesn't litterKindleDude doesn't litter
 
Posts: 82
Karma: 172
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Kindle
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Mr. Jobs has publically stated that "people don't read any more", so why would sell books to a non-existant market?
He also said something like "no one wants to watch video on a tiny screen" a few months before the Touch came out. Jobs likes to surprise the market.
KindleDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 10:26 AM   #12
thibaulthalpern
Evangelist
thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thibaulthalpern ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 478
Karma: 451808
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: California, USA
Device: my two eyes, KLiiK, Sony PRS-700
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Mr. Jobs has publically stated that "people don't read any more", so why would sell books to a non-existant market?
Has he? I saw that somewhere too but it was actually an imagined scenario. It was a journalist imagining what would happen if Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs were in conversation.
thibaulthalpern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 10:27 AM   #13
Steven Lyle Jordan
Grand Sorcerer
Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Steven Lyle Jordan's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,482
Karma: 5171130
Join Date: Jan 2006
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
I think that was just code for "we don't want to talk about it, as we don't want to encourage possible competitors"
If so, it was a pretty silly stance.

Apple, if they decide to get into the e-books market as a major force, now has a lot of inertia to overcome first, mainly in terms of Amazon and formats. It would have been easier if they had taken a hand early on in guiding the e-book industry in a direction they would prefer, than to have to go through the trouble of making everyone convert to their way after Kindle has taken the market. It's the difference between easily assuming a dominant position, and kicking everyone else over on your bloody way to the top.

As for Andy's opinions about the "inner workings" of Apple: Shyeah, right. "Apple's done three readers already"! Next thing you'll be telling us is that they've already visited Andromeda, where they'll be bringing back the dilithium crystals that will power their next device...
Steven Lyle Jordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 10:41 AM   #14
Moejoe
Banned
Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.
 
Posts: 5,113
Karma: 72193
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South of the Border
Device: Coffin
Didn't apple also publicly state they would never realease a phone? I can't find the quotation at the moment, but I'm sure they made statements along those lines. In any case, I doubt it will be a dedicated e-book reader they release. They'll make some kind of hybrid between the netbook, e-reader and tablet. Probably, as earlier rumors state, something along the lines of a larger iPhone/iTouch.
Moejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 11:08 AM   #15
radleyp
Evangelist
radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'radleyp knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'
 
Posts: 499
Karma: 10207
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Salem & NYC, NY
Device: Kindle Global, iphone4, ipad
For all of you who need to know, Steve Jobs made that statement about no one reading books anymore in a New York Times interview with the Times' technology guru, David Pogue, and he added that a significant proportion of Americans (I think it was 60%) had read one book or less in the previous year. If Apple produces a device that is suitable for reading periodicals and newspapers then I think it can succeed, but I just don't see Apple producing a book-reading device at this point: ebooks are a tiny factor in the marketplace right now and people are not reading books the way they used to (Jobs' numbers came from outside studies, not Apple). Moreover, we have a number of companies announcing new e-reading devices every month: I don't think there are enough buyers out there for all of them, and if too many are produced and fail to sell, it will be a black mark for ebooks and ereaders.
radleyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new entrance in this community robmeyer Introduce Yourself 10 08-20-2010 02:03 AM
Apple has only 10% of ebook market, not 22% HansTWN News 21 06-15-2010 02:32 AM
Any chance of apple entering the ebook market? kuliand News 14 05-07-2009 11:48 PM
New Apple tablet rumors point to Kindle clones? yagiz News 21 03-16-2009 09:09 AM
Any rumors of a Readius type device thats ONLY a ebook / ereader? askyn News 7 10-19-2008 03:17 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.