All of those whispers about The New York Times working with Apple to develop something special for their new tablet device are rumors no more. Today, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs debuted the tablet — named the iPad — and, as expected, a Times team unveiled their special iPad app.
The Times Martin Nisenholtz and Jennifer Brook spoke at the event, revealing that a team from the paper came to Apple’s HQ in Cupertino three weeks ago to develop the app. “We want to create the best of print and best of digital, all rolled up into one,” Nisenholtz said.
“We think we captured the essence of reading a newspaper,” Brook added.
The Times app will allow readers to save stories, view photos and play video.
The 1.5 pounds, 9.7-inch, iPad will cost at least $499, and run all your iPhone apps in addition to exclusive iPad apps. You’ll also be able to get email, watch videos and browse the Web. What can’t you do with an iPad?
For more on the iPad and its unveiling, sister blog eBookNewser live blogged the event.
Previously: Times Reveals More Tablet Details