How an iPad Mini Could Define the Small Tablet Market

Speaking of The Next Web, Matthew Panzarino makes the case that Apple’s worldwide content-distribution could seal the deal for an iPad Mini to dominate the small tablet market:

Amazon’s Appstore is available in 1 country in the world, the U.S. Its movie streaming service? Also US only. You can get Kindle Edition books in many more countries, so at least there is that.

Google fares slightly better. Its Google Play Store books are available in Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, the UK and the US. Movies are available in those countries as well as Japan, France and Spain. But you can still only purchase movies in the U.S. […]

Notably, Apple’s music, movie, app and book offerings are available in all 63 countries listed here, aside from Romania, which gets no movies, bummer.

Panzarino adds:

The thing is, these deals are very, very hard to make.

I think that explains Eddy Cue’s rise in stature within Apple’s executive ranks.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012