Prior to the announcement that yes, Virginia, there really is an iPad, everyone was clamoring to be on a device that existed only in our minds. Now that the device has been unveiled, the reality is beginning to sink in as Apple tries to negotiate content deals with leading newspapers and magazines.
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.
After a decade of guesswork and anticipation, it was almost a given that
the magical unicorn we now know as the iPad could never be as good as
the wild visions conjured up by our minds and the media/rumor sites.
We contacted publishers and developers to get thier take on the newest Apple product.