Is an Apple e-reader a juicy prospect?

<p>Rumours are rife on the internet that Apple's next version of the iPod will include a facility to read book content. Excitement among the "technorati" is peaking ahead of Apple's worldwide developers' conference on 7th August, at which Apple boss Steve Jobs traditionally unveils its latest innovation.</p><p>Whether or not Apple unveils a killer e-book application, the steady growth in the size of iPod screens means it is only a matter of time before book content is being read on its distinctive devices. With its powerful brand name and 40 million-plus enthusiastic users worldwide, the iP...

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