Steve Jobs is "supportive of the old guard and [he] looks to help them by giving them new forms of distribution," says an anonymous person who's worked with him. As Apple has a track record of leaking information to the Journal, in a process outlined here, the rest of their information may prove true too:
- It'll have a virtual keyboard
- And a camera on the front that will recognise users
- They've talked with The New York Times, Conde Nast, HarperCollins Publishers and News Corp. Despite the Times' claims yesterday that they are wary of the tablet, the Journal gets a quote from Sulzberger saying "stay tuned." Which is as glowing a confirmation of the NYT on the tablet as we'll get. There's also a hint that Apple and the Times have worked on a new way to pay for news.
- Apple also want to do a "best of TV" subscription service — users would pay monthly for four to six shows from each network that they could watch on demand.