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It's called the iPad...
Apple Event | 1/27/2010 | Swordmaker

Posted on 01/27/2010 10:27:03 AM PST by Swordmaker

It's called the iPad... but news is coming out slowly because the Verizon data network crashed under the load...

I will post details later... when they are known.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: apple; hitech; ilovebillgates; ipad; iwanthim; iwanthimbad; microsoftfanboys; stevejobs; technology
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1 posted on 01/27/2010 10:27:05 AM PST by Swordmaker
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2 posted on 01/27/2010 10:28:18 AM PST by library user
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To: Swordmaker
Reminds me of that super big universal remote. Made real big so you could find it easier.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 10:30:04 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: library user

LOL! My first thought as well...


4 posted on 01/27/2010 10:30:13 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; ...
It's called the iPad... told you so... PING!

More data later when available...


iPad Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

5 posted on 01/27/2010 10:30:20 AM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker
My initial prediction:

This will go down in history as one of the biggest tech flops ever. The name will be the main reason for this.

6 posted on 01/27/2010 10:33:31 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: icwhatudo

Ha! I have one of these,my son gave to me for Christmas as a joke.


7 posted on 01/27/2010 10:33:41 AM PST by Hotmetal (Lead,follow,or get the Hell out of the way.554th REDHORSE)
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To: library user

You stole my idea.


8 posted on 01/27/2010 10:33:57 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: icwhatudo

LOL we have those at the nursing home for the grannies with bad eyesight.


9 posted on 01/27/2010 10:34:05 AM PST by cyborg (Rest your weary boots old soldier.)
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To: Yo-Yo

10 posted on 01/27/2010 10:34:28 AM PST by library user
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10:27 PT - DM: A half inch thin. Weighs just 1.5 pounds. Thinner and lighter than any netbook. 9.7 inch IPS display. Super high quality using IPS technology so you get great angle of view. Full capacitive multi-touch. 1GHz Apple A4 chip (Gruber laughs). Most advanced chip they’ve ever done; processor, graphics, I/O, and everything in one chip. 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of flash solid state storage.


11 posted on 01/27/2010 10:34:28 AM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35085524/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

12 posted on 01/27/2010 10:34:45 AM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Swordmaker

The BRILLIANT Steve Jobs at it again! Posting from my Mac Mini.


13 posted on 01/27/2010 10:34:53 AM PST by Biggirl (Where is the HOPE and CHANGE President Obama?=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Swordmaker
10:29 PT - DM: 802.11n WI-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. Accelerometer & compass, speaker microphone, 30-pin connector. Battery. What is the battery life of this device? 10 hours of battery life. Applause! Take a flight from SF to Tokyo and watch video the whole way on one charge. In addition, over a month of standby life. Set the iPad down, goes to sleep automatically, walk away and come back in a month and it still has a charge. Arsenic free, BFR-free, mercury-free, PVC-free, highly recyclable.






14 posted on 01/27/2010 10:38:59 AM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: ShadowAce
What's next?

iDouche


15 posted on 01/27/2010 10:39:20 AM PST by library user
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To: ShadowAce

>> This will go down in history as one of the biggest tech flops ever.

Interesting comment, coming from someone with your background.

As you probably don’t recall from an Apple Pad thread you started months ago, I’ve had that opinion since I first heard about their plans — and it has nothing to do with the name.

Could be wrong though; we shall see.


16 posted on 01/27/2010 10:39:49 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Swordmaker

Bump.


17 posted on 01/27/2010 10:40:33 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Swordmaker
The keyboard:


18 posted on 01/27/2010 10:41:47 AM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

Only 1GHz & 64GB of memory?

Uhh, I think I’ll wait to version 2.0


19 posted on 01/27/2010 10:41:54 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Biggirl

Apple’s biggest problem with be producing enough to meet demand. Amazon’s Kindle will be gone (dead) in a year.


20 posted on 01/27/2010 10:42:19 AM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: ShadowAce

But...but....this is the first Apple doodad I really want. Now, this minute. That never happens....LOL. But of course, I haven’t seen what the asking price is yet...


21 posted on 01/27/2010 10:42:55 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Without the Constitution, there is no America!)
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To: Swordmaker

And now we’re going to dive into the specifications. Half an inch thin. Weighs 1.5 pounds. 9.7-inch IPS display — super high quality, great angle of views, Mr. Jobs says.

Full capacitive multi-touch screen, same as the iPhone — “super responsive, super precise,” he says.

The iPad is powered by Apple’s own custom silicon, he says — a 1 GHz A4 chip,, 16 GB of memory, 32 or 64 Gigabytes of storage.

There’s Wi-Fi, 802.11n, and the latest Bluetooth. (Apparently no 3G wireless, notes my colleague John Markoff.) Accelerometer, compass, speaker, microphone.

Live updates: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/live-blogging-the-apple-product-announcement/


22 posted on 01/27/2010 10:43:52 AM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum; All

I want one too! I use my iPhone for reading ebooks, and am happy with that, but my eyes are too old to read Free Republic on my iPhone in bed, late at night!


23 posted on 01/27/2010 10:45:51 AM PST by jacquej
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To: Swordmaker

Funny it looks like a iTouchXL to me.


24 posted on 01/27/2010 10:46:26 AM PST by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: Swordmaker

How Much?????????? *foot tapping*


25 posted on 01/27/2010 10:46:59 AM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: icwhatudo

lolz


26 posted on 01/27/2010 10:49:12 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Swordmaker
Already posted here. It's the i-Pad. Via Twitter.
27 posted on 01/27/2010 10:49:30 AM PST by Paradox (ObamaCare = Logan's Run ; There is no Sanctuary!)
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To: Swordmaker

It looks great. Only beef I have is that instead of making it a computer, with MacOSX built in, it looks like they made it in iPod Touch, with a better processor. Is that accurate? And if so, how does it impact the device’s ability to act as a netbook for people? Will they be able to do regular word processing, printing, etc? Will they be able to hook it up to a keyboard and use it like a desktop when people are at home or work?


28 posted on 01/27/2010 10:50:26 AM PST by Defiant (The absence of bias appears to be bias to those who are biased.)
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To: Swordmaker

I am totally surprised that Apple would be entering the feminine hygiene products market..


29 posted on 01/27/2010 10:50:59 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: aft_lizard

They didn’t get crazy with the design that is for sure. Probably a good idea though since it runs all App Store apps natively.


30 posted on 01/27/2010 10:51:14 AM PST by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: library user

Does this mean that the next version out will be called the “i-Maxi Pad” ??


31 posted on 01/27/2010 10:52:33 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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Newspaper Reader:

Next up is The New York Times. Huge readership both nationally and internationally. One of the best Web news sites in the world. Inviting up Martin Nisenholtz to talk about the iPad plans.

Steve showed you the Times Website and it looks great, so why develop something else? They've optimized for iPhone, now want to do the same for the iPad. The best of print and digital all rolled into one.

This is the part where Apple saves the newspaper industry, right?

Captured the essence of the reading experience. Jump to sections, look at articles. Reading experience is great, tap to change number of columns, resize text at a pinch. Jump to sports to see latest Olympic coverage. Emebedded video. Can turn on updates to get breaking news in all the sections. Been at this for three weeks, and excited to pioneer new journalism.

Artist Easel:

Steve Sprang comes up to show it off. Artists of all skill levels have used it to produce images for all sorts of venues, including print. Gallery includes a handful of original iPhone paintings. Tap to edit any images. Tap to show up palettes or other tools. All the brushes from the iPhone are avaialble, adjust size, spacing, and opacity. Pinching lets you zoom in up to 32 times. By tapping and holding, you could actiavte eyedropper. Just drag across the screen to paint. Can undo if you need to. On the iPad, it's going to support in-app playback of your painting. Very cool. Brushes will be available at product launch.

Forstall: Imagine artist with a canvas this large. No paints, no easel, it's going to be incredible.

32 posted on 01/27/2010 10:52:53 AM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Mr. Blonde

I am a huge fan of maintaining cross platform compatibility but other than hardware specs I do not see anything revolutionary or new in this device.

I guess I will wait and see what kind of apps that will be specific for it.


33 posted on 01/27/2010 10:54:21 AM PST by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: paulcissa
Amazon’s Kindle will be gone (dead) in a year.

Nah. This puppy will be 2K easy.

34 posted on 01/27/2010 10:54:38 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Marsha Coakley's been teabagged. Congrats Scott Brown! Mary Jo finally got even.)
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To: Swordmaker
These guys are working nicely:

Semi Live coverage

35 posted on 01/27/2010 10:54:38 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: paulcissa
Amazon’s Kindle will be gone (dead) in a year.

Nah. This puppy will be 2K easy.

36 posted on 01/27/2010 10:54:47 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Marsha Coakley's been teabagged. Congrats Scott Brown! Mary Jo finally got even.)
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10:54AM - “We’re very excited about this.” I think Steve said this is opening up this afternoon, but don’t quote me on that!

10:54AM - Somewhere Jeff Bezos just did a spit take. Well, probably not.

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http://live.gdgt.com/updates.html

10:54AM - “It looks like a bookshelf — and there’s a button to a store. It’s an iBook Store to allow you to discover, purchase, and download e-books right on your iPad.”

10:53AM - Our new app is called iBooks.

37 posted on 01/27/2010 10:56:08 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Beaten Valve

I am guessing the A4 represents a quad processor.


38 posted on 01/27/2010 10:57:49 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Swordmaker
It's called the iPad... told you so... PING!

Yes, you did!
I've been watching the event on the engadget blog.
The device is "revolutionary" and a wonderful creation. Kinda like a 9.7 inch enhanced iPhone!!! 1.5 lbs with many cool features.
I want one!!!

39 posted on 01/27/2010 10:57:52 AM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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40 posted on 01/27/2010 11:00:35 AM PST by cdbull23 (What's going on in my brain? Check it out: www.cainsbrain.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nice! That’s the way to read an eBook. Just like a real book.


41 posted on 01/27/2010 11:01:11 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: aft_lizard

Looks like iBooks and iWork for it should be pretty nice. Coupled with that 10 hour battery you can seriously cut down on taking anything else with you on trips.


42 posted on 01/27/2010 11:01:20 AM PST by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Price won’t be too bad after the first gizillion....


43 posted on 01/27/2010 11:01:29 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Swordmaker
Stevie just used the new "iBooks" application to purchase Dead Teddy's (D-Hell) memior on the iPad.


44 posted on 01/27/2010 11:01:52 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: Beaten Valve

Always.


45 posted on 01/27/2010 11:02:53 AM PST by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government)
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eBook Reader:

Another one of Apple's apps—an e-book reader!

Amazon's done a great job of pioneering this functionality with the Kindle, so we're going to stand on its shoulders. Here's reading a book with our new app, "iBooks."

I KNEW iBook was coming back. Okay, partial credit.

Bookshelf of books, there's a button on upper left corner that's the Store. They've created the new iBook Store, fully integrated with the iBooks app. Download and purchase apps right on your iPad. Top chart list, NYT bestseller list. Five of the largest publisher: Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Hachette Boook Group. (Didn't see McGraw-Hill on that list!)

Here's a demo. Hitting the store button is like a secret passageway. It flips around. If you've used iTunes or the App Store, you're already familiar. Prices look like they very between $7.99 and $14.99. Buying Teddy Kennedy's memoir. You can get a sample if you want, but Steve's going to tap and buy. Downloads right onto the bookshelf. "It's just so simple." Just tap if you want to read. Tap anywhere on the right fo flip forward, on the left to flip back. Drag page if you want to slowly turn the page. Go to Table of Contents and pick a chapter.

Photos, black and white, color, video in your books. Change the font size if you want, bigger or smaller. Change the font: Baskerville, Cochin, Palatino, Times New Roman, Verdana. That's iBooks.

We didn't see any hyphenation in iBooks, and it was all force-justified text. I wonder if those will be options.

All in one really great app. Using epub format. Most popular open book format in the world. Very very excited. Think iPad will be a terrific e-book reader for poular books and textbooks.

Big announcement that they're using EPUB. That's basically the standard, so that's huge news because Apple could have gone its own way.

46 posted on 01/27/2010 11:03:23 AM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good link. I knew the device had to work as an e-reader too, that’s the newest big “thing”. It’s pretty much what I thought it would be, an e-reader with all the ipod touch/iphone goodies thrown in.

Still no price?


47 posted on 01/27/2010 11:04:02 AM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Text books, and other educational novels + the ability to take notes as you read are the holy grail for me. Which is why I am waiting until I see the MS Courier if it is ever released.


48 posted on 01/27/2010 11:05:01 AM PST by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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49 posted on 01/27/2010 11:05:20 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: VeniVidiVici

I say $800


50 posted on 01/27/2010 11:05:47 AM PST by cyborg (Rest your weary boots old soldier.)
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