Is This A Sneak Preview Of The Apple Tablet?

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: General, Internet TV
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Time put together this concept video as a concept of what Sports Illustrated could be like on a future tablet computer.

This is just a concept, but it’s clearly influenced by the iPhone’s industrial design and user interface design, and offers a vivid picture of why people are excited about the idea of an Apple Tablet.

In this concept, the ereader tablet is not backwards-looking, like the Kindle and the current generation of ereaders.

Instead, it blows apart the page, letting you use the magazine page as an interface to access more information, more media and even interactive gaming.

Excited by the concept?

via mediamemo

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8 Responses to “Is This A Sneak Preview Of The Apple Tablet?”

  1. msbpodcast says:

    Time's SI "demonstrator" was awfully light on ads wasn't it folks?

    That's the problem too.

    If I owned a company that make grills, charcoal or lighter fluid, I'd be on the web already and able to connect N:M with my customers and potential customers.

    No need to rent SI megaphone to just play "Global Village Idiot" yelling my ad message to a bunch of people who are just trying to watch sports are resent my interrupting.

    Now, how will SI, or Time, make their money?

    Once you've cracked that, you've cracked the problem with the digital economy. (Hint: "Kindle was merely the first.")

    To sell devices like the the one shown, you need content.

    And now that reproduction and distribution costs are so low that they have become negligible, you can focus on your content.

  2. msbpodcast says:

    Time's SI "demonstrator" was awfully light on ads wasn't it folks?

    That's the problem too.

    If I owned a company that make grills, charcoal or lighter fluid, I'd be on the web already and able to connect N:M with my customers and potential customers.

    No need to rent SI megaphone to just play "Global Village Idiot" yelling my ad message to a bunch of people who are just trying to watch sports are resent my interrupting.

    Now, how will SI, or Time, make their money?

    Once you've cracked that, you've cracked the problem with the digital economy. (Hint: "Kindle was merely the first.")

    To sell devices like the the one shown, you need content.

    And now that reproduction and distribution costs are so low that they have become negligible, you can focus on your content.

  3. erin says:

    This is the first thing I've seen that makes me think I'd like a magazine more on some sort of electronic device than holding it in my hands. Esquire did a cool thing this month with an augmented reality issue that linked the physical magazine with your computer and computer webcam. This seems like the next phase in the evolution of that process.

  4. erin says:

    This is the first thing I've seen that makes me think I'd like a magazine more on some sort of electronic device than holding it in my hands. Esquire did a cool thing this month with an augmented reality issue that linked the physical magazine with your computer and computer webcam. This seems like the next phase in the evolution of that process.

  5. J.. says:

    Funny how they almost had a near goatse when they got to the topic of advertising.

  6. Dr Savi says:

    msbpodcast makes an interesting point, re: Content.
    In the UK at the moment (UK Online Guardian Newspaper) and today's most recent news about Google restricting content articles – we see a move towards the Paywall debate. Will consumers / readers be willing to pay for content? Journalists are also arguing the need to invest in infrastructure and decent salaries to assure well researched topics.
    I can't see why online paid classifieds cannot be enough to pay for great content?
    We need fantastic content for us to enjoy it on such tablets. My view is that the Internet is a liberating environment. Unfortunately, Paywalls could restrict quality content and associated interactions.
    NB Imagination is shown in the vid by the multi-tasking gamer – again another way to monetize rather than get us to pay for content.

  7. Dr Savi says:

    msbpodcast makes an interesting point, re: Content.
    In the UK at the moment (UK Online Guardian Newspaper) and today's most recent news about Google restricting content articles – we see a move towards the Paywall debate. Will consumers / readers be willing to pay for content? Journalists are also arguing the need to invest in infrastructure and decent salaries to assure well researched topics.
    I can't see why online paid classifieds cannot be enough to pay for great content?
    We need fantastic content for us to enjoy it on such tablets. My view is that the Internet is a liberating environment. Unfortunately, Paywalls could restrict quality content and associated interactions.
    NB Imagination is shown in the vid by the multi-tasking gamer – again another way to monetize rather than get us to pay for content.

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