Eddy Cue Offers Tidbits On Jobs' Involvement with iBooks

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    In Apple's ongoing antitrust case with the Department of Justice, Apple's SVP of internet software and services Eddy Cue once again took the stand today, where he revealed several small tidbits about Steve Jobs and the launch of iBooks.

    According to AllThingsD, Cue told the court that Jobs was highly involved in the creation of Apple's iBookstore, coming up with several of the features found in the app.
    Over the course of the trial, the Department of Justice has argued that Apple colluded with book publishers to drive up the cost of e-books while Apple maintains its innocence. The DOJ has seen several weak links in its case over the course of the last week, after Apple refuted a partially composed email and a DOJ-called Google exec offered questionable testimony. Closing arguments for the trial are set for Thursday.

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  2. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2008
    I wonder if those page curls will go away when iBooks gets updated for iOS 7? There were some things about the old skeuomorphism designs that didn't bother me as much as most people. That was one of them.
  3. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    ^^ agreed. Not everything that makes it look realistic is "bad".
  4. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    The effect is familiar, iconic, and everyone expects it in all ereaders. It's also optional already. I expect it to stay.

    Same for the GarageBand instruments; menus/chrome may change, but a lot of the UI should stay looking like an instrument.
  5. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    I guess the real question is what will happen to the wooden bookshelf?
  6. Mohammad Ridwan, Jun 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013

    Mohammad Ridwan macrumors newbie

    Mohammad Ridwan

    Jun 15, 2013
    I hope Jony Ive doesn't ******* this app up too...
    Page curl is my favorite feature of iBooks.
  7. TimTheEnchanter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 24, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Jonathan already bought a new one from IKEA. ;)
  8. PlanetExp macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2012
    It's gonna slide if anything. There was some references to sliding pages in other apps in the demos.
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
  10. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    The Kennedy family "meant a lot" to him? Really? The Kennedy family's just the 60's version of Real Housewives of New Jersey.
  11. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2009
    Such a contemptuous comment coming from someone (you) that I'm sure hasn't contributed to society as much many of the Kennedy's have. What makes you worthy of making such a comment, or is it just another case of haters gon' hate? Either way, stay classy.;)
  12. kas23, Jun 18, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013

    kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    I'm a physician. How many lives have the Kennedy's saved?

    And if you're going to say the Kennedy's policies touched millions of lives, by that same logic could be said for Dick Cheney. Well, at least he didn't personally murder (Skakel), drown (Ted Kennedy) or rape (William Kennedy Smith) someone.

    Got anymore personal attacks up your sleeve? Seems to be your only way or forming an argument.
  13. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

    Drunken Master

    Jul 19, 2011
    Hush, child.

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