Monday, December 7, 2009

Apple's iTunes app store for the iPhone and opportunities for trade publishers

I plan on talking about the iTunes app store more in detail later, but for now here is a lengthy story from the New York Times on the subject. There is no mention of publishers using the store which is strange since the New York Times app (iTunes link) is very popular.

UPDATE 12/9: MarketWatch reports that an analyst for Oppenheimer,  Yair Reiner, has said (leaked) that Apple will be producing tablets in February for a possible March or April product launch.  It's interesting that on Friday Skiff, the Hearst backed platform, made its initial announcement; then yesterday the consortium announcement. Seems that things are heating up in the e-reader world. (And yes, I don't exactly trust these analysts either.)