McGraw-Hill CEO spills details on iPhone OS-based Apple tablet

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  • radiospaceradiospace Posts: 158member
    I don't know why everyone is jumping to the conclusion that this "leak" was not ordered by Jobs. I mean, the guy releases a couple of very generic facts, and bookends it with hype: "very exciting" to "really terrific." Instead of being in hot water with Jobs, it's just as likely he was given this assignment as reward for some cooperation offered by McGraw-Hill during the development process.
  • ibtalknibtalkn Posts: 1member
    Gee, it's so hard to figure this one out. C'mon, let Steve do his thing...
  • mazda 3smazda 3s Posts: 1,447member
    This thread needs more Erin Burnett







  • paulmjohnsonpaulmjohnson Posts: 1,366member
    If Erin Burnett asked me a question I'd blindly answer it!
  • irelandireland Posts: 15,346member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bergermeister View Post


    Yababadabadoo!



    The CEO, no less. Bet Apple gets a little PO'd at the leak...



    So what, though.
  • coolhandpetecoolhandpete Posts: 350member
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    Originally Posted by cmf2 View Post


    The whole point of being secretive is to control the information and manipulate it to your advantage. He didn't say anything we didn't already know (or at least strongly suspect) and it keeps the hype level high, while possibly dampening the inevitable "no OSX - no buy" complaints tomorrow. I find it hard to believe that he said that without Apples approval.



    That's a pretty good point. The "No OS X - no buy" crowd will at least have a chance to cry themselves to sleep tonight and maybe they'll wake up with a new perspective.
  • iansilviansilv Posts: 283member
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    Originally Posted by RCO3 View Post


    Apple has like 30 BILLION dollars in the bank. I'm sure they can afford to hire you as a market analyst. You should call 'em. They're probably looking for someone who understands what people will and won't buy, and you may be just the guy.



    Wow! Someone not get hired as a marketer and bitter?
  • ifailifail Posts: 460member
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    Originally Posted by sc_markt View Post


    I'm thinking the same thing... I don't see a big draw for this thing. And if this is an ebook reader, I've read that many students aren't happy with ebooks because you can't resell them back to the bookstores, they can't be sold to other students, and they cost almost as much as a real book.

    Here's an article that notes some issues with the kindle ebook reader:

    http://www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/kindled



    IMO, for this thing to be somewhat successful, it better do multi-tasking, have an easily replaceable battery, and have the ability to function as a stand alone computer so you can connect a keyboard to it and an external monitor and use it as a real computer... I'm not a big fan of touchscreens, having the option to use a keyboard with it while driving a large external monitor would make it very useful.



    Anyway, I hope I'm wrong and I hope this thing has outstanding sales numbers.



    That right there is the biggest problem. Our community college is adopting a new program in 2 years where they will be purchasing 30k+ ebooks for students (price reflected in tuition of course) and every book is supposedly sold at 25 to 45 bucks which is significantly cheaper than your average 130 dollar textbook.



    For this tablet to be successful for education (30% education discount maybe?) it cant be outrageously priced and its as simple as that, especially since you will STILL need a computer in conjunction with this. If its reasonably priced i could see it being a hit in schools.
  • alandailalandail Posts: 603member
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    Originally Posted by alexfischer View Post


    if it doesn't run osx it's most likely a deal-breaker for me. \



    iPhone OS is OS X - it's just not MacOS X



    MacOS X uses Cocoa

    iPhone OS uses Cocoa Touch



    Which one did you think a touch based tabled would be based on?



    iPhone OS isn't the best name since it runs on more than the iPhone- call it "Touch OS X" vs "Mac OS X"
  • alandailalandail Posts: 603member
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    Originally Posted by ifail View Post


    For this tablet to be successful for education (30% education discount maybe?) it cant be outrageously priced and its as simple as that, especially since you will STILL need a computer in conjunction with this. If its reasonably priced i could see it being a hit in schools.



    are you sure about that?
  • just passingjust passing Posts: 1member
    Whatever it is/does, I just hope there is an 'iPod Touch' version. I already pay way too much per month for the iPhone.



    I think we can safely say that there will be a pay monthly version.



    Coincidentally, the o2.co.uk laptop section is down for maintenance...maybe...adding new products? http://shop.o2.co.uk/laptops/viewall
  • mazda 3smazda 3s Posts: 1,447member
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    Originally Posted by Just Passing View Post


    Whatever it is/does, I just hope there is an 'iPod Touch' version. I already pay way too much per month for the iPhone.



    Agreed. I'm not paying for another data plan.
  • fast fred 1fast fred 1 Posts: 294member
    Hell, I'd like to smell her text books too !
  • steviet02steviet02 Posts: 592member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Just Passing View Post


    Whatever it is/does, I just hope there is an 'iPod Touch' version. I already pay way too much per month for the iPhone.



    I think we can safely say that there will be a pay monthly version.



    Yeah, if there are more monthly fees attached to this item I will not be in the market for it either.
  • banalltvbanalltv Posts: 238member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    ...We have worked with Apple for quite awhile...



    I bet there's a chill wind blowing up that guy's shorts tonight.



    ...Erin go brea....
  • anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 16,822member
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    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    So what, though.



    Can I buy you some sense of humor?



    (Don't be predictable in your response).
  • wigginwiggin Posts: 2,058member
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    Originally Posted by amac4me View Post


    This surely takes away partly from Jobs' performance tomorrow!



    Sure, but what will be taken away from Jobs' presentation is the slide that shows McGraw-Hill as one of the companies Apple has been working with. I wouldn't be surprised if Steve is going through is presentation right now and removing all mention of McGraw-Hill from it. Remember the Phil not-so-subtly showed the slide off all the carriers that would have MMS and tethering and giving people plenty of time to realize that ATT wasn't on that slide? It was so obvious that the audience actually started laughing about it. That will be McGraw-Hill tomorrow.
  • anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 16,822member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wiggin View Post


    Sure, but what will be taken away from Jobs' presentation is the slide that shows McGraw-Hill as one of the companies Apple has been working with. I wouldn't be surprised if Steve is going through is presentation right now and removing all mention of McGraw-Hill from it. Remember the Phil not-so-subtly showed the slide off all the carriers that would have MMS and tethering and giving people plenty of time to realize that ATT wasn't on that slide? It was so obvious that the audience actually started laughing about it. That will be McGraw-Hill tomorrow.



    That's actually a good test of whether it was planted or not: If they do show up, we know for sure that it was a planned leak.
  • quinneyquinney Posts: 2,419member
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    Originally Posted by PaulMJohnson View Post


    If Erin Burnett asked me a question I'd blindly answer it!



    Yeah, he seemed kind of nervous being under the bright TV lights, talking to the cute anchorwoman. To me he looked like a born-overprivileged private school boy, working in the family business, who had some information that the cute girl wanted to know. There was no way he would be able to hold his mud.
  • galleygalley Posts: 971member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by c64 View Post


    That gave me a chubby



    Erin Burnett gives me a chubby!



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post


    This thread needs more Erin Burnett











    God bless you, Mazda 3s!
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