Apple iPad: It's Real

Apple iPad: It's Real

There was more as much mystery around Wednesday's announcement as there is in the final season of "Lost." Many questions were answered on Wednesday (except for "how will it sell"?) Stay tuned for many links to new about the announcement coming out of the event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. We'll have lots of news and links then.

Here are a few links to what we've read so far:

New from Wednesday 01/27/10:

Speculation before the announcement:
Apple Insider: Up next for Apple: the return of the Newton (September 26, 2007) The Apple Tablet Rumor Roundup (01/26/10)
NEW: Garcia Media: Apple's Tablet: today is D day (8:37 am)

Two fun videos to leave you with. First up the "Futureshock" Knowledge Navigator from 1987 and Apple's first "Personal Digital Assistant"--the Newton:

The WIRED Tablet App:
Below is the video that Grant mentions. Its interesting that the iPad is not mentioned. As Gizmodo points out: "The catch, of course, is that while Wired Reader can be packaged into its own Air runtime app to load on the iPad, Apple doesn't have to allow it (for reasons of security, stability or, well, whatever grumpy reasoning Apple comes up with)."

  • Robert Newman

    Newspaper design guru Mario Garcia remembers Havana of the 1950s, and recreates it on an iPad screen. An interesting excercise on how to visualize stories in the new medium:

  • The Editors

    Updated to now include the Interview magazine prototype.

  • Robert Newman

    Take a look at this story by UK smart guy William Owen on the Made By Many blog:

    The title is: "The iPad: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?"

    Here's a sample:

    "But it also might spin us backwards into a web of pages, paid content and idle, private consumption. There’s proof already that this will be at least the temporary effect (one step back, then two steps forwards?) quickening the momentum of existing trends such as Rupert Murdoch’s pay wall construction programme....

    I see in these publishers’ videos a position of denial. They believe you can pour a magazine (and its business model) straight and unadulterated into a new medium that works in an entirely different way. The threats and opportunities magazine publishing faces are more profound than this approach addresses and the response must be equally profound, more innovative."

  • Josh Klenert

    Just embedded the WIRED video into this post.

  • Grant Glas

    Wow! Nice work Scott! So what you're saying is I can get it for the iPad?

    Me + Wired App = Subscriber 1

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