Amazon is deluded.
Following Opera’s insane example, Amazon is announcing their intensely delusional belief that Apple will approve a Kindle app specifically for the amazing Apple iPad. They’ve got a preview site for it here. Says the in-need-of-medication Amazon, in a paragraph titled “Kindle Apps for Tablet Computers Including the iPad”:
Tablet computers, including the iPad, are coming and with our free app you’ll be able to read more than 450,000 Kindle books. Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for tablet computers will include Whispersync technology, which automatically synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, notes and highlights across your Kindle and Kindle compatible devices including PC, Mac, iPhone and Blackberruy.
Seriously, Bezos, do you think you’re actually getting Kindle on the iPad? Do you think Santa Claus is real, too? Do you think that dirty guy with the combover’s really going to give you your camera back once he’s taken that picture of you and your gullible family?
Time to grow up and face reality with this one, Amazon. Yes, there’s a Kindle app on the iPhone, but so what? You think my close, personal friend Steve Jobs won’t nuke it like Nagasaki to save its revenue stream? Amazon will have as large a presence on the iPad as goddamn Adobe does. Illegal? Maybe. Anti-competitive? Sure, but so what; this is Apple, after all.
The only way that the Kindle will make it onto the iPad is through Safari. Actually, why the hell isn’t the Kindle a web app? I mean, it’s just text, right? How hard is it to display text? This isn’t rocket science, Amazon.
To those of you who might be upset if the Kindle app is removed from the App store: grow a pair, and rebuy all your books in the iBook store, if it’s available in whatever country you get your iPad in. It’s not that hard.