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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

McGraw-Hill confirms Apple tablet

There is a ton of buzz this morning about the Apple event that will held in San Francisco later today. For weeks, many news sources have been reporting that the tablet will be announced at the event and yesterday Terry McGraw, CEO of McGraw-Hill, confirmed those reports. In an interview with CNBC McGraw commented, “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 on that one. 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.”

We look forward to finding out more this afternoon. The event begins at 1 p.m. eastern/10 a.m. pacific. For those that are interested, Ars Technica and CNET will feature live blogging from the event.

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