Encrypted PDF—so you can read best-sellers from DRM-loving publishers? I don’t know. Beyond that, keep in mind that PDF isn’t exactly the optimal approach for phones or other handhelds.
But what about the future?
Could reflowable e-books in the IPDF‘s new EPUB format display well on the iPhone—without any need for the hated scrolls from left to right? Maybe Adobe’s Bill McCoy, a TeleBlog contributor and an EPUB advocate, can at least tantalize us with a few clues or some speculation. Also, I’ll be most interested in Bill Janssen’s further observations on the iPhone as a display for browser-based e-books.
Related: BookSquare‘s observation: “Setting aside the comfort issues, the iPhone could either kill the nascent e-reader business or take it to new levels.” Also see Wiley exec Joe Wikert’s iPhone thoughts.