Originally Posted by addabox
Sigh. Again. Apple, in it's most recent financial filings, explicitly stated that they run both the iTunes Store and App Store at "a little better than break even."
Apple doesn't make a lot of money on those operations, they are value added propositions that help them sell hardware.
And, again, as you apparently don't know, I can currently put non iTunes media on my iPhone, and will undoubtably be able to do so with the iPad.
farts..again and loudly...
as apparently you seem to be blatantly oblivious to a basic fact...no one would buy an ipod if they couldn't 'rip' the cd's that they owned into an apple readable format.
i'd like to see you do that with an ebook or video you buy from the itunes for the ipad device...but im sure in your world of ipads and world peace that theres a gargangtuan starving, rabid market for it already...watch your fingers.
itunes NEEDS the revenues from ebooks...even if apple were to charge an extortionate amount like $10 a book, they're making money hand over fist with zero printing costs, distribution costs, paper mill costs. make an economic contribution to back up your folley when you start high school.
but still, it's always nice to know there's folk intelectaully more challenged than others when you have the nuts to publically claim that there's a bigger market for an ipad than a lap top personal computer. we got a serious giggle from that :-) why don't you go work for apple's business intelligence unit ??!!