News International’s all-powerful leader Rupert Murdoch has said in an interview that he’s a big fan of fellow all-powerful leader Steve Jobs, and that he plans to make sure his empire finds its way to the iPad et al.
“All media is going to go on to the iPad, whether it be music or books or newspapers or movies, you’ll be able to get it on your iPad,” Old Man Murdoch said in the interview. Whether or not the scantily clad Coventry beauties on The Sun’s Page 3 will make it onto Apple products is yet to be seen, following Jobs’ purging of only-just-a-bit racy content from the iTunes app store.
“It’ll be pretty small to start with,” the Aussie Overlord continued, “but you know there’ll be more iPads. There’s competition coming from people like Samsung and LG very quickly, and Hewlett Packard in a matter of three or four months.”
He harps on about how his darling media outlets are getting ripped off by Apple rival of the moment Google. “We think it’s not a question of old media versus new media,” he says. “We’re a new media company.” Ah, so it’s about lining your pockets then.
We’re not convinced Rupes is right about tablets being the next big thing. But, loathe him or loathe him, he’s got a talent for looking after huge brands, so watch this space. Or watch this video, below.