And, as Doug Aamoth reports, Apple are also launching an e-books store.
Apple’s hoping to recreate the magic of what iTunes did for music with the addition of a vast selection of electronic books. Announced at Apple’s event today, the iBook store.The iPad will start shipping in America in late March and, apparently, will be available the UK at the same time .
Book pricing has been set similarly to what’s offered on Amazon.com’s Kindle platform — the first book will be $14.99, a Ted Kennedy book (available on Kindle for $14.78). It works just like the App Store with a simple tap to purchase the book.