Apple unveils iPad

By on January 28, 2010
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To retail at $499 in the US. Check out the details.

Tags: , has the latest on Apple’s iPad. Here are a few pictures and detais:

1. It’s a half-inch thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds, with a 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display, and it’s running a custom 1GHz Apple “A4″ chip developed by the P.A. Semi team, with a 10-hour battery life and a month of standby.

Apple's iPad

2. It’ll come in 16, 32, and 64GB sizes, and it’s got the expected connectivity: very little.

3.  There’s a 30-pin Dock connector, a speaker, a microphone, Bluetooth, and 802.11n WiFi, as well as an accelerometer and a compass. There’s also a keyboard dock, which connects underneath in the portrait orientation.

4. The device is managed by iTunes, just like the iPhone — you sync everything over to your Mac. As expected, it can run iPhone apps — either pixel-for-pixel in a window, or pixel-doubled fullscreen but developers can also target the new screen size using the updated iPhone OS SDK, which is available today.

Steve Jobs unveils the iPad at the 'latest creation' event

5. It starts at $499 for 16GB, 32GB for $599, and $699 64GB. Adding 3G costs a $130 per model, so the most expensive model (64GB / 3G) is $829.

6. The WiFi-only model will ship in 60 days, and the 3G models will come in 90.

Optional keyboard dock can be purchased

7.  An optional keyboard dock can be purchased for typing.

8. iPad has no Flash support. Better luck next time, Adobe.

9. iPad comes with iBooks, an e-reader app and bookstore for the iPad, using the ePub format. Probable prices of around $12.99 to $14.99 expected for the books.


Hitesh is a tech/games journalist and Business Development Manager for the Tbreak Network.

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