Jobs Bio Hints at New Apple Gadgets

    Visitors walk past an ad for a biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died October 5, 2011, at the 63rd Frankfurt Book Fair October 11, 2011. This year's edition of the largest book fair in the world takes place from October 12 - 16, and features Iceland as guest of honour.  AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    And we thought the iPad was big. In his forthcoming biography on Apple’s founder, Walter Isaacson gives readers subtle hints about new technology and gadgets that may be in the works at the company. Jobs disclosed to Isaacson his ideas for reinventing television. “It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.” He also discussed plans for transforming textbooks, eyeing the $8 billion a year industry. Jobs thought the process of states certifying textbooks was corrupt and economically inefficient. “If we can make textbooks free, and they come with the iPad, then they don’t have to be certified,” he told Isaacson. “The crappy economy at the state level will last for a decade, and we can give them an opportunity to circumvent that whole process and save money.”

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