It seems like hugely anticipated product announcements are always nailed down by a slip of tongue from an unassuming third party – this time, the Apple tablet by McGraw Hill’s CEO Harold McGraw III.
In an interview with CNBC, the anchor lets fly a question at McGraw whether the publishing company would make its textbooks available on the Apple tablet. Instead of averted the question like any other guy would, the chap starts belting out information as though if the tablet’s coming was a no-brainer.
“Yeah, Very exciting. Yes, they’ll make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite a while. And the Tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it will be transferable. So what you are going to be able to do now is we have a consortium of e-books. And we have 95% of all our materials that are in e-book format. So now with the tablet you’re going to open up the higher education market, the professional market. The tablet is going to be just really terrific.”
So guys, the tablet seems to be quite real now. And what’s that? OS, iPhone style? Apple’s tight-lippedness can’t compete with old-school publishing men. Thanks McGraw-Hill!
Check out the interview Video here.