Walt Mossberg was one of the lucky ones and got some face to face time with Steve Jobs for a quick interview.
You can check out the video interview at Video: Walt Mossberg and Steve Jobs Talk About the Apple iPad at Launch Event | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD
- When asked why people would buy an iPad iBooks book for $14.99 rather than an Amazon Kindle book for $9.99, Jobs said the books would be the same price, and further said publishers withhold books from Amazon because theyâ€™re not happy about the price. (Could be referring to Appleâ€™s standard 70/30 split which Amazon just recently announced theyâ€™d match in some cases).
- When asked about battery life, Jobs said the iPadâ€™s quoted 10hrs for video/WiFi would actually be a bit longer for iBook reading, and around 140hrs for music playback.
- When asked if 10hrs was enough for iBook reading, Jobs pulled out the â€œno big dealâ€, said users would just plug it in, and asked if anyone reads for more than 10hrs anyway.
- When asked if Mossberg could write his iPad review on the iPad, Jobs told him he sure could, in iWork Pages, and export it as a Word Doc if he wanted to. (thereâ€™s been talk it can export as PDF for easy sharing as well).