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Posted on 01/27/2010 10:27:03 AM PST by Swordmaker
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LOL! My first thought as well...
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This will go down in history as one of the biggest tech flops ever. The name will be the main reason for this.
Ha! I have one of these,my son gave to me for Christmas as a joke.
You stole my idea.
LOL we have those at the nursing home for the grannies with bad eyesight.
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.
The BRILLIANT Steve Jobs at it again! Posting from my Mac Mini.
>> 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.
Only 1GHz & 64GB of memory?
Uhh, I think I’ll wait to version 2.0
Apple’s biggest problem with be producing enough to meet demand. Amazon’s Kindle will be gone (dead) in a year.
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!!!
Nice! That’s the way to read an eBook. Just like a real book.
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.
Price won’t be too bad after the first gizillion....
Another one of Apple's appsan 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.
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?
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.
I say $800
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