When the Wall Street Journal cites sources and talks Apple, it's usually part reporting, part expectation setting, and if this is the latter, than exactly what Steve Jobs plans the iTablet to do for print media -- newspapers, magazines, and books -- is no less than what he did for music on the iPod. Digital revolution much?
- Focused on the home and the classroom
- Shared by multiple family members [Um, sorry sis, get yer own!]
- Apple has explored electronic textbooks
- Has virtual keyboard
- Working with print media on text content
- Working with CBS/Disney on video content
- Working with EA on video game content
- Talking with Microsoft about search and maps
- Cable/TV providers resisting giving Apple "best" content (4-6 shows per channel), would rather it be "all" content
- $1000 price point "tested" again
- iTablet UI meant to be shareable; Apple has explored "sticky notes" as a way to share messages; facial recognition as a way of knowing who's using it
- Apple planning web-based version of iTunes called iTunes.com
- "Buy" buttons would go wide on as many websites as possible
Part round up of previous stories, part analyst musing, part real information, check it out and let us know what your sorting hat puts in the "real" pile.