The DOJ and Steve Jobs’ email

“Throw in with Apple and see if we can all make a go of this to create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99.”

That is the line that the DOJ is using in its e-book case against Apple. However, when you look at it in context with the rest of the comments Jobs made, it’s pretty innocuous.

  • lucascott

    There’s more than just the context of the email itself. There’s the context around the letter which likely isn’t in writing. Context where the publishers might have been demanding to set the prices to whatever they wanted even the same as hardback (so perhaps Steve was acting on the consumer’s benefit saying there would be a limit), etc