According to Jobs
As expected, Apple didn’t enter the e-reader market at today’s ipod/itunes event. Whilst we’re all still hoping for some kind of Apple Tablet/e-reader in the not-too-distant future, David Pogue has an interesting post-event interview with Steve Jobs which includes this tidbit:
Q: Has your opinion of e-readers changed?
A: I’m sure there will always be dedicated devices, and they may have a few advantages in doing just one thing. But I think the general-purpose devices will win the day because I think people just probably aren’t willing to pay for a dedicated device. You notice Amazon never says how much they sell; usually if they sell a lot of something, you want to tell everybody.