Report: New York Times working with Apple in Cupertino for upcoming Tablet app

Mon, Jan 25, 2010

News, Rumors

In a write-up on how the upcoming Apple Tablet will “write the next chapter in publishing”, the Los Angeles Times reports that the New York Times has been working closely with Apple to develop a largescale version of the iconic paper for Apple’s latest and greatest device.

Apple has been slowly amassing digital reading material for the forthcoming device. A team from the New York Times has been working in Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters in recent weeks, developing a large-screen version of the newspaper’s iPhone application that incorporates video for the yet-to-be-unveiled device, according to one person with knowledge of the matter. A Times spokeswoman declined to comment.

Condé Nast Publications, publisher of 18 magazines, and HarperCollins Publishers have been approached about developing content for Apple’s tablet, according to the Wall Street Journal. HarperCollins declined to comment, but Condé Nast issued a news release last week, touting sales of a digital version of its men’s magazine, GQ, for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and acknowledging it was developing content for “the anticipated tablet from Apple.”

Members from an outside company flying to Cupertino to work closely with Apple on an upcoming project is nothing new. As MacRumors points out, “The claim is reminiscent of a story related by the developers of flight simulator application X-Plane 9, who were invited to Cupertino to work alongside Apple’s engineers to port their application to the iPhone in hopes of demonstrating it at the company’s “Let’s Rock” media event in September 2008.” And for those of you at home keeping score, Steve Jobs reportedly was impressed with the app, but ultimately deemed it too slow to use as a demo.

D-Day is only 2 days away.

via LA Times



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