According to InformationWeek Apple is doubling its order for the new iPad Mini displays, citing stronger than anticipated demand for the popular device. With display orders rising from 6 to 12-million, it is anyone’s guess how adopters are employing the device in a market already dominated by the mini’s larger cousin, the iPad.
The new 7.85-inch display machine has found a niche of its own–I’ll bet it’s reading a lot of eBooks!
For anyone wondering why there might be some hesitation by the mainstream regarding the wholesale adoption of the eBook, here is the Guardian story about Apple and publishers reaching a settlement with the European Commission regarding illegal price-fixing and collusion.
Apple and bandit gang were recently nailed for the same offense by the U.S. Department of Justice. This dirty dealing undermines consumer confidence in an industry that wants to explode around the globe.
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and the Microsoft Surface tablet are compared for their eReading capabilities at GoodeReader.com. Pictures and video at the link.
PaidContent updates us on the eBook settlement between states and offending publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster) but says the personal payback will be delayed until 2013 when a February hearingÂ concludes.
Technabob shows us that the Department of Justice brokered eBook settlement with publishers (who are not admitting guilt for their involvement in Apple price-fixing scam) doesn’t look like much of a punishment.
The dollar back on eBook purchases will not feel as satisfying as the drop in eBook prices that is heralded by the settlement.
I think we’re about to see the eBook Revolution shift into high gear again.