Jim Lynch, from Extremetech has a decent discussion of the possibility of an Apple produced eBook reader; including a nice summary of supporting rumors floating around the net. The Amazon kindle is the newest competitor in the eBook field and is rather tempting….if you have the $400 to drop on it. eBooks are a strange phenomenon but one I would wholeheartedly like to see succeed. While I doubt the eBook will eclipse the printed book in my lifetime there is the possibility that, given a really sweet device, the younger generation(s) could finally take the eBook more mainstream. Apple with its “hip” young image (at 25 it feels weird to say that) is THE company that could give ebooks the appeal, and sexiness, they need to make it in our digital world.