With the introduction of the iPod Apple has started to move into the realm of small consumer electronics. Unless you are blind, or dumb you know how sexy, sleek, superior, ya and spendy the iPod is to everything else. Ive been thinking about what other devices Apple could make. The first thing that hit me was the attempt a few years ago by a number of companies to launch standalone e-book readers. MS has its MS Reader. Palm has Palm Reader. Acrobat has its Reader. While e-book are popular on PDAs they havent advanced any further and all attempts at stand alone e-book devices have bombed in a BIG way. I think there's a market there for Apple that is even more open then online music. The thought of an e-book reader made by Apple (Newton form factor anyone?) makes me drool. Obviously they wouldnt do this while they are focusing on music right now but imagine an iRead app for books as iTunes is for music coupled with an Apple e-book device. Thoughts?