Apple Announces iPad
Today Apple announced the iPad, a tablet computer for browsing the web and consuming media content. The device offers many of the same features that the iPhone does, including finger-based touch control directly on the screen, email, calendar, address book, Google Maps, iTunes store, iPhoto and other Apple software. It is 0.5-inches thin, weighs 1.5 pounds, and has a 9.7-inch IPS display. It uses a custom Apple processor chip that runs at 1GHz, and comes with 16, 32, or 64GB of flash storage. It also includes 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, accelerometer, compass, speaker, mic, dock connector, and boasts 10 hours of battery life. Apple says the device is compatible with iPhone applications. Apple also announced a new SDK for the iPad, which developers can download starting today. Apple also said that the device will have 7.2Mbps HSDPA 3G wireless built in (quad-band GSM/EDGE, 850/1900/2100MHz HSDPA). There will be a $15 plan that buys 250MB of data per month and an unlimited plan for $30 per month. The 3G service will be provided by AT&T, and is provided with no contract. It will also give users access to AT&T's Wi-Fi hot spots. Apple says all of the iPad 3G models will be sold unlocked, and they use the new GSM microSIMs. Deals with international wireless providers should be in place by June. Pricing for the tablet will start at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB, and an extra $130 to add 3G wireless. Models with only Wi-Fi will ship in 60 days (March 27) and models with 3G should be available by late April.
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Yes it does some cool things and they will sell them....but I honestly believe if you buy one it is only because it is an apple and you want to look cool.
I think they would have been better off making it smaller, less powerful, and went after kindle. This just seems like a computer and cost more then many decent computers out there... hell they could have just used the ipod touch and supersized it and sold the thing for around $300 and I think it would have worked better.
sorry I just don't get it...and yes I watched the videos.
Why no web chat???????
iPad well that's just wonderful!!
Not only AT&T.....
Apple isn't abandoning AT&T afterall?
I think it's also awesome that there's no contract and the iPad is priced so low.
I liked the name iSlate a lot more...
Somebody probably jumped the gun and tied up the Slate concept.....and Apple is worried about getting sued...
Like it or not, AT&T's the only game in town willing to play ball with outside-of-the-box pricing models. T-Mobile...
It seems like the negative press from AT&T hasn't hurt Apple's relationship with the company. Although they could still announce and iPhone for Verizon, I think it's cool Apple is still giving love to AT&T.
It will be interesting to see if and when the new iPad will add more troubles to AT&T's overloaded network.
WHY NO CAMERA ON IPAD
that's why i use the new ipad, it's thin,holds alot,and absorbs much more
now i feel great!
cut to: a mother and daughter playing tennis,or horse riding with an ipad in each hand, carefree ....
think it could fly as a commercial for the ipad? 😈
WiFi only with Mifi
But quite honestly a MiFi isn't a bad way to go with one if you don't mind signing a contract.
subsidy, what subsity
Do you honestly think that this device costs more then 130 bucks to make more then the iphone? Absolutely no way.
Sign a 2 year co...
Also this is not a phone, rather it is a web surfing devise. It does not have a camera, it does not have GPS, it has a tiny amount of memory for a dev...
Is better than a REAL computer?
Can it run Quark or Indesign?
Can it run Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop? Or even Adobe FLASH?
Can it burn DVDs, CDs or even use a Terrabyte drive?
Hell...can it even run any OS X programs at all?
Can it run Firefox? Chrome?
How about Mac the Ripper?
Does it have HDMI output?
My Macbook Pro can and it doesn't even have the lame "i" in front of the name.
Move along....nothing to see here.
Apples lining up of all the p...
I do agree with you that i thing is stupid and why is it everywhere
I'd rather have...
That's a contradiction...
Frantic Steve Jobs Stays Up All Night Designing Apple Tablet
CUPERTINO, CAÃ¢â‚¬”Claiming that he completely forgot about the much-hyped electronic device until the last minute, a frantic Steve Jobs reportedly stayed up all night Tuesday in a desperate effort to design Apple's new tablet computer. "Come on, Steve, just thinkÃ¢â‚¬”think, dammitÃ¢â‚¬”you're running out of time," the exhausted CEO said as he glued nine separate iPhones to the back of a plastic cafeteria tray. "Okay, yeah, this will work. This will definitely work. Just need to write 'tablet' on this little strip of masking tape here and I'm golden. Oh, come on, you piece of ****! Just stick already!" Middle-of-the-night sources reported that Jobs then began work...
Am I wrong...
1) What good is a MicroSD slot?
2) There's an adapter for regular SD cards and camera hookups. I think a full SD card slot would've been ideal for photographers on the go but the adapter is better than nothing.
3) The framewo...
Micro sim cards???. . .
Yeah I read about it but I can't remember where. It looked exactly like the gold tip on a pen. Same size and shape (cone shaped).
When I read about them, it was integrated and not changeable, but is programmable. Meaning, as I understoo...
OK - enough hype about the iPad. Sure it's new and shiny... but it fails for me on at least two counts:
1.) It's like a big iTouch - no memory card slot for any type of removable external storage (SDHC, MicroSD etc.). Come on, what would it have cost to add an SD card slot?
2.) No removable battery.
Further, even the maximum 64GB of storage is rediculous for this kind of device. With all it's capabilities users will likely try to use this as a computing platform thats a sub-set of the Mac platform - the way Netbooks are a sub-set of PCs. When they do, that 16, 32 or 64GB mem...
Also there's a camera attachment and SD card slot attachment too. But what are you expecting, an internal HDD?
my opinion is
ATT'S network will be put under further strain
this should also show how the phones price points are severly inflated. I could buy this device and never pay a penny in monthly charges and I bet apple still makes a killing
how can anyone say a phone costs as much as a decent flat panel tv
$30 unl internet
My personal opinion, its a nice looking piece of equipment, but even when HP launched there touch screen computer, I WAS NOT IMPRESSED. I'm a business man and have no time to worry if my computer can download an APP!!!
LMAO, i wonder how many Software Updates are going to come out for the phone, slowly releasing little pieces of applications so that the ipad can run as a complete system.. lol
- Software Update 1.1 (Calculator)
- Software Updat...
Most "business men" I know are drug dealers... so before you critique the iPad tell us why it wont suit your needs.