Apple iPad Pictures, Pricing, Specifications and Video

It’s finally out! The long-awaited Apple tablet has been unveiled today, and it looks like a giant iPhone.

iPad features:

  • A 9.7-inch multitouch screen (resolution: 1024 x 768)
  • A 1 GHz A4 Apple-made processor
  • Wi-Fi / 3G connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • A Mic
  • Speakers
  • Battery Life: 10 hours of constant use, 1 month in standby mode

iPad Pricing:

  • 16 GB + WIFI: $499
  • 32 GB + WIFI: $599
  • 64 GB + WIFI: $699
  • 16 GB + WIFI + 3G: $629
  • 32 GB + WIFI + 3G: $729
  • 64 GB + WIFI + 3G: $829

Exactly like the iPhone, the device reacts to how it is being held, so if you turn it up or sideway, it switches the display either in portrait or landscape mode.

It has an onscreen keyboard, just like Apple’s phone, but much, much bigger. This will definitely make typing easier than on an iPhone, which is a real pain for those not used to typing on a small screen.

The Wi-Fi version of the iPad will be available worldwide in exactly 60 days. If you want to get the one that supports 3G connectivity, you’ll have to wait another 30 extra days.

So, will you guys rush to the nearest Apple store when the iPad comes out, or will you wait for the second generation of the device to be released before making the decision of purchasing one or not?

[Via Walyou | Gizmodo]

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26 Responses to Apple iPad Pictures, Pricing, Specifications and Video

  1. The lack of a camera is disappointing as I could easily envision such a form factor providing a great platform for video chatting.

  2. You ask if we are going to rush to the store to get one ASAP or wait until the second generation. You forgot the option of not interested in getting one… which is me. There is nothing here that interests me. But then, I have no interest in the iPhone or the iPod Touch, either, which might influence some of that decision. I can get a decent laptop or a really nice netbook for the cost of the iPad, and I would be able to do more with those (although admittedly, they would be heavier).

    • I second you on the “not interested” option. I couldn’t care less for Apple gadgets. I think they are overpriced and for people who think they are some kind of status symbol.

      Besides, this is only an iPod Touch on steroids. And it can’t even multitask!

      • It’s also funny how they described the iPad as revolutionary and magical during the presentation, while it can’t even multitask >.<

        I third you on the "Not interested" part :)

        • I support the not interested motion.
          What the hell would I need this thing for anyway,
          No multitasking, and no USB, this thing is one hell of a setback.
          I don’t see anyone but those Steve Job worshipers buy one.

  3. The lack of a camera is disappointing as I could easily envision such a form factor providing a great platform for video chatting.

  4. You ask if we are going to rush to the store to get one ASAP or wait until the second generation. You forgot the option of not interested in getting one… which is me. There is nothing here that interests me. But then, I have no interest in the iPhone or the iPod Touch, either, which might influence some of that decision. I can get a decent laptop or a really nice netbook for the cost of the iPad, and I would be able to do more with those (although admittedly, they would be heavier).

    • I second you on the "not interested" option. I couldn't care less for Apple gadgets. I think they are overpriced and for people who think they are some kind of status symbol.

      Besides, this is only an iPod Touch on steroids. And it can't even multitask!

      • It's also funny how they described the iPad as revolutionary and magical during the presentation, while it can't even multitask >.<

        I third you on the "Not interested" part :)

        • I support the not interested motion.

          What the hell would I need this thing for anyway,

          No multitasking, and no USB, this thing is one hell of a setback.

          I don't see anyone but those Steve Job worshipers buy one.

  5. Also not interested. Everything I need (ebooks, music, video, etc) is on my iPhone and it fits in my pocket. How do you type on this thing? Lay it on your lap while you peck and hunt, while trying to angle it to minimize glare? I am underwhelmed.

  6. I’m intrigued, but..I have practical questions… Mostly that stem from it’s higher portability- Like: how do you hold on to it? If I drop it even lightly will it break? How do I sew a 10 in wide pocket into my shirt to hold it?

  7. I think this is a lot like the iPod announcement and sort of like the iPhone announcement. Essentially this is a great idea but I think people don’t “realize they need it” yet. Just like MP3 players really didn’t catch on until Jobs got into the game.

    For me, I think I’m also going to wait until second gen (or at least till this gets more stable and built out) because of A) price erosion and B) I live in a box…no need for yet ANOTHER computer :P

    Would be nice to bring for a presentation at another school or a conference though :)

  8. Also not interested. Everything I need (ebooks, music, video, etc) is on my iPhone and it fits in my pocket. How do you type on this thing? Lay it on your lap while you peck and hunt, while trying to angle it to minimize glare? I am underwhelmed.

  9. I'm intrigued, but..I have practical questions… Mostly that stem from it's higher portability- Like: how do you hold on to it? If I drop it even lightly will it break? How do I sew a 10 in wide pocket into my shirt to hold it?

  10. I think this is a lot like the iPod announcement and sort of like the iPhone announcement. Essentially this is a great idea but I think people don't "realize they need it" yet. Just like MP3 players really didn't catch on until Jobs got into the game.

    For me, I think I'm also going to wait until second gen (or at least till this gets more stable and built out) because of A) price erosion and B) I live in a box…no need for yet ANOTHER computer :P

    Would be nice to bring for a presentation at another school or a conference though :)

  11. if the second generation have a replacable battery, USB to plug in my video collection, music and all my ebooks and a mic-jack then we can talk about it. Otherwise it will be an oversized iphone with lousy screen resolutions, no keyboard (com on: you CAN’T really work with tha toy) and if you try to make a phonecall in your car without a bluetooth headset … think of the laughter from the car near you. Absolutly No-Go.

    BUT apple shows how marketing works: even if 2% of the readers and writers here will buy such apple thingy even in one or two years … mision accomplished!

  12. if the second generation have a replacable battery, USB to plug in my video collection, music and all my ebooks and a mic-jack then we can talk about it. Otherwise it will be an oversized iphone with lousy screen resolutions, no keyboard (com on: you CAN'T really work with tha toy) and if you try to make a phonecall in your car without a bluetooth headset … think of the laughter from the car near you. Absolutly No-Go.

    BUT apple shows how marketing works: even if 2% of the readers and writers here will buy such apple thingy even in one or two years … mision accomplished!

  13. A netbook that I can easily manage the software on; keep open and running on my desk all day; an e-book reader that I can read all day and keep a library of reference manuals or textbooks on; a note-taking device for meetings, seminars, and classes; and all of the info is synced with my desktop and my iPhone? 3G wireless if you want it, when you want it, at a great pay-as-you-go price? A gazillion apps, and counting? What’s not to like?

    This will replace a large fraction of the laptops out there.

    Sure, I can offer lots of suggestions for how to make it better. But, as it stands, this device solves many of the toughest problems with today’s netbooks and laptops. The iPad is my next computer purchase.

  14. I certainly wouldn’t mind playing with one, but feel no desire to purchase in the years to come.
    While Jobs mentioned how the netbook didn’t do anything better than a laptop, at least it fulfilled a purpose. People wanted something SMALLER and LIGHTER than a full laptop for ultra-portability, and that’s what they got. I don’t remember the market saying they need a giant iPod Touch.
    As I mention in a post on my blog, the big surprise on this announcement was the price. Other than that, the Dell Axim PDA I bought in 2004 could do most everything the iPad does, and it had a swappable battery!

  15. A netbook that I can easily manage the software on; keep open and running on my desk all day; an e-book reader that I can read all day and keep a library of reference manuals or textbooks on; a note-taking device for meetings, seminars, and classes; and all of the info is synced with my desktop and my iPhone? 3G wireless if you want it, when you want it, at a great pay-as-you-go price? A gazillion apps, and counting? What's not to like?

    This will replace a large fraction of the laptops out there.

    Sure, I can offer lots of suggestions for how to make it better. But, as it stands, this device solves many of the toughest problems with today's netbooks and laptops. The iPad is my next computer purchase.

  16. I certainly wouldn't mind playing with one, but feel no desire to purchase in the years to come.

    While Jobs mentioned how the netbook didn't do anything better than a laptop, at least it fulfilled a purpose. People wanted something SMALLER and LIGHTER than a full laptop for ultra-portability, and that's what they got. I don't remember the market saying they need a giant iPod Touch.

    As I mention in a post on my blog, the big surprise on this announcement was the price. Other than that, the Dell Axim PDA I bought in 2004 could do most everything the iPad does, and it had a swappable battery!

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