McGraw-Hill Cut From iPad Keynote Following CEO’s Media Outburst?
One of the biggest confirmations we got of the iPad’s existance prior to yesterday’s keynote was a comment from publishing giant McGraw-Hill’s CEO, Terry McGraw, who confirmed that they were in talks with Apple about the possibility of publishing some of their books and textbooks as ebook for the iPad. However, during yesterday’s keynote, the McGraw-Hill logo was nowhere to be found.
According to VentureBeat, Apple CEO Steve Jobs had their logo removed from the presentation immediately following Mr. McGraw’s comments to the media:
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.
It’s not known if this means their deal is now over or if that was just Steve Jobs’s way of rattling Mr. McGraw for shooting his mouth off to the press about their unreleased product.