Skip to comments.It's called the iPad...
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.
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...
And now were 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 Apples own custom silicon, he says a 1 GHz A4 chip,, 16 GB of memory, 32 or 64 Gigabytes of storage.
Theres Wi-Fi, 802.11n, and the latest Bluetooth. (Apparently no 3G wireless, notes my colleague John Markoff.) Accelerometer, compass, speaker, microphone.
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!
Funny it looks like a iTouchXL to me.
How Much?????????? *foot tapping*
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?
I am totally surprised that Apple would be entering the feminine hygiene products market..
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.
Does this mean that the next version out will be called the “i-Maxi Pad” ??
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.
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.
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.
Nah. This puppy will be 2K easy.
Nah. This puppy will be 2K easy.
10:54AM - Somewhere Jeff Bezos just did a spit take. Well, probably not.
10:54AM - It looks like a bookshelf and theres a button to a store. Its 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.
I am guessing the A4 represents a quad processor.
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!!!
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