With “big five” publisher Macmillan and e-tailer Amazon putting the wraps on their new deal over the weekend, the wheels are being set in motion for the $9.99 e-book to meet an untimely demise by the time the iPad arrives late next month.
It’s probably not easy for Apple CEO Steve Jobs to slip in & out of anywhere these days, but when he heads to New York to meet with newspaper publishers only days after announcing the iPad, it’s gotta be even worse.
There are plenty of good remote access apps for the iPhone and iPod touch which will surely get an upgrade to take advantage of the extra real estate on the iPad. But one big name in the corporate world has already announced their client app for the iPad is a done deal.
Joe Hewitt is best known in App Store circles as the developer who created the excellent Facebook 3.0 app -- and then vocally abandoned the platform out of frustration with Apple’s approval process. But on the subject of the company’s new iPad, Hewitt is mincing no words.