Today is the big day. I think you all gadget freaks remembered the day already. Most everyone is certain that Apple Table announcement will come through an event today. What will Apple Tablet will be featured? It’s the burning question around he world now. Everyday lots of rumors are exploding in the technology world. You all know textbook publisher McGraw-Hill is the partner of Apple Tablet. But on Tuesday, The McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc.’s CEO in a CNBC interview, hinted out a feature about the operating system of the fascinating device. He said that “the tablet is going to based on the iPhone operating system.”
McGraw-Hill’s CEO Terry McGraw told CNBC yesterday afternoon that Apple will make a Tablet announcement today, and that the device “will be based on the iPhone operating system, so it will be transferrable” — presumably referring to the 100,000+ apps that have already been developed for iPhone.
McGraw adds that he thinks the tablet will be “really terrific” for e-books in the higher education and professional markets, two industries that we’ve long suspected the Tablet would target. Here’s what McGraw-Hill CEO said:
Yeah, Very exciting. Yes, they’ll make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite a while. And the Tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it will be transferable. So what you are going to be able to do now is we have a consortium of e-books. And we have 95% of all our materials that are in e-book format. So now with the tablet you’re going to open up the higher education market, the professional market. The tablet is going to be just really terrific.
So, now we know a few things about the tablet! It’s real, it’s going to have a wide media strategy that at the very least includes textbooks, and it may be exactly what we predicted it will be.
Although Steve Jobs said in Apple’s earnings release the day before yesterday that the company would launch a “major new product that we’re really excited about” this week, the Tablet has still never been officially confirmed by Apple.
The iTunes Store infrastructure is already in place to deliver eBook content, too, which is where McGraw-Hill and other publishers come in. Expect to hear a lot about content partnerships at launch time.
Here’s the video:
Sources: Mashable.com, Gizmodo.com, CNBC.com