Apple iPad Unveiled

Apple iPad Unveiled by Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs makes news always. With Apple coming up with revolutionary, cutting edge products why won’t he! 🙂 And it’s always us (consumers) at gain, though our pockets do get lighter.

Apple unveiled one of its most anticipated products, formerly known as the Apple Tablet, the Apple iPAD. It’s a full color ebook reader, a killer for all the reading enthusiasts out there.

Apple iPad Unveiled
Its a touch-pad eReader/browser device which is planned to be shipped in April or May 2010. Though this product will take quite some time to reach India, it will also prove to be pretty expensive. The pricing scheme as unveiled at this point of time is:

(WiFi Model) 16 GB – $499 32 GB – $599 64 GB – $699

(3G Model) 16 GB – $629 32 GB – $729 64 GB – $829

The iPad also has a keyboard dock to which one can attach a full size mechanical keyboard. It also syncs over USB through iTunes suncing photos, movies, tv shows, contacts, apps, etc.

Some of the technical specs available for the iPad are:

  • 1GHz Apple A4 processor (custom)
  • 0.5″ thick
  • 1.5 pounds
  • 9.7″ Capacitive touchscreen
  • 16-64GB of SSD storage
  • 3G available but not in all iPadsapple ipad
  • $14.99 for 250MB, $29.99 for unlimited data on AT&T (no contract)
  • 3G iPads are unlocked, have GSM micro SIMs
  • Accelerometer, Compass
  • 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1
  • Runs iPhone apps in window or pixel doubling
  • Hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics
  • SDK out today

Though the storage space is limited, like always the product looks stunning and will surely grab a lot of attention.

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Do tell me what you think about this product?

You can catch up live updates about the Apple seminar here. Also, instead of waiting for iPad to reach India, why not checkout the amazing Amazon Kindle.

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Piyush Agarwal
Piyush Agarwal is a part-time freelance webdesigner who loves to play with design and the web around. You can check out his designs on Technix Designs. He is also into Theatre and Photography.

9 Replies to “Apple iPad Unveiled by Steve Jobs

  1. Excellent blog.

    What do you think of the iPad?

    I tell ya, I was disappointed this thing should have been awesome instead Steve Jobs settled for a cheap device.

  2. The Apple iPad looks crazy. I will definitely be buying one. I am just not decided whether to get the wifi or the 3g and which size to get.

  3. Nice write up. Do you think the iPad will be a hit in India? It annoys me that the rrest of teh world always has to wait for these things, and then we don’t get the full package, although I heard that we will be getting the Apple iBook store now, so that’s a nice change!

    1. @Tom – No Tom, I do not think that iPad will be a hit in India. Keeping the average Indians needs and income in mind, the iPad wil prove to be way expensive and an added pain. People may buy it but the numbers will be few. Apart from the iPod, Apple has not had much luck in India.

  4. The iPad is much more than an e-book or digital periodical reader, though it does those tasks brilliantly. I want get it soon.

  5. The iPad is much more than an e-book or digital periodical reader, though it does those tasks brilliantly. I want get it soon.

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