Apple unveils the iPad Tablet
Today Apple unveiled their latest creation, the iPad. After a long time, the name of then rumored Apple tablet has been revealed by Steve Jobs himself on his keynote presentation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, CA.
Here’s the iPad specs:
- It really looks like a huge iPod with 0.5 inch thick body and a 9.7-inch capacitative touchscreen IPS LCD display
- Weighs 1.5 pounds
- Runs on a custom made 1GHz Apple A4 chip processor
- 10-hour battery life
- It comes in two different models: 1 is WiFi enabled while the other is WiFi + 3G
- Storage capacity from 16 GB to 64 GB of Flash storage
- Bluetooth 2.1 and 802.11n
- Speaker, microphone and 30-pin connector
- Accelerometer and Compass
The price starts at $499 for the entry level 16GB basic model without 3G, while it’s $629 for the 3G ready unit. The most expensive model costs $829 with 64GB storage.
Apple made a deal with AT&T for the 3G plan. They will offer 2 plans for 3G and will give free WiFi hotspots for iPad users.
1. $14.99 a month for up to 250 MB data
2. $29.99 for unlimited data
Apple know it’s hard to type on the iPad using the virtual keyboard so they introduced the keyboard dock for it.
Then there’s the iPad case/kick stand that’s made from leather and works as both a case and stand.
Apple is also bringing in the iWork for iPad and a new eBook reading application called iBook. You can now buy your ebooks on the new iBook Store.
The WiFi-only model will start shipping in 60 days, 3G models in 90 and international deals will roll out by June. All models are unlocked and use GSM micro-SIMS.
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