Hundreds of Thousands of iPad Pre-ordered; Apple Striving to Strike Content Deals

Submitted by lalit on March 19, 2010 - 12:00am.

Apple iPad release is just two weeks way and Apple is working hard to secure content deals before the iPad launch. But nailing down the content deals is proving difficult for Apple according The Wall Street Journal. Yukari Iwatani Kane wrote on the journal:

Since the iPad became available for pre-order last Friday, Apple has sold hundreds of thousands of the device, say people familiar with the matter. One of these people said Apple could sell more iPads in its first three months than it sold iPhones in the three months after the smart phone's debut.
Yet the company is still negotiating with media companies for a price cut on TV shows that people can download onto the device, said people familiar with the matter. Apple also hoped to work closely with newspaper, magazines and textbook publishers on new ways to digitally present print content on the iPad, but has for now put the effort on backburner in favor of focusing on other content, said one of those people.