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Steve Jobs Announces iPad for Apple

The iPad Has Landed!

In 1991, Apple introduced the first laptop, and 20 years later, Steve Jobs brings us the iPad to bridge the gap between the MacBook and iPhone. Just like the iPhone, the iPad lets you browse the Internet, use the touchscreen to flick through your photos, get directions via maps, access the iTunes Store to buy apps, and watch movies and TV shows in landscape mode. Using the touchscreen keyboard, you can send emails, chat, and use the iPad like a regular computer. Hear the first details and see more images when you

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The iPad, like a giant iPhone, is super thin. It's a 1/2-inch thick, weighs 1.5 pounds, and the full capacitive multitouch display lets you take advantage of the 9.7-inch screen. The iPad comes with 16 to 64GB of flash storage, WiFi, and Bluetooth, an accelerometer, a compass to help you use maps, and a speaker and mic (but no camera) for chatting. A 10-hour battery life (with more than a month of standby) lets you use the iPad without a worry of whether or not you have a power source. And it's eco-friendly. The iPad is arsenic-, BFR-, and mercury-free, and the body and glass are made from recycled parts.

More good news! The new iPad will be sold unlocked, and you won't need a contract; all data plans will be prepaid. There are WiFi and WiFi plus 3G coverage options, starting at $499 for 16GB with WiFi and data plans through AT&T starting at $14.99 a month.

A few more technical details: the iPad has an LED display and IPS display technology, making it easier for more than one user to view the iPad at a time.


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staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
I like Apple products, I mean, they make pretty decent MP3 players (I've had iPods and Creative ones, iPods definitely win for streamlined playlist making, importing, and just about everything), are good at athestetics and tend to have pretty stable laptops. However, this thing just looks like another way to play "spot the brand wh*re". It's basically just an oversized iPod... honestly, can't say much more about this. It doesn't even look like it could sport a different OS (easily... I assume there are ways to hack it). Honestly, and only 16-64gb flash memory? If I'm going to shell out the money for a tablet, I'd rather get one of the ones that have been on the market for years in Windows land. They seem endlessly more functional. I think I'll stick with my iPod, it does all the same stuff, cost about $300 less and it won't clog my phone network even more causing me to be unable to make phone calls (thanks to iPhones, I can't make phone calls or text half the time because they are clogging the network).
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
I like Apple products, I mean, they make pretty decent MP3 players (I've had iPods and Creative ones, iPods definitely win for streamlined playlist making, importing, and just about everything), are good at athestetics and tend to have pretty stable laptops. However, this thing just looks like another way to play "spot the brand wh*re".It's basically just an oversized iPod... honestly, can't say much more about this. It doesn't even look like it could sport a different OS (easily... I assume there are ways to hack it). Honestly, and only 16-64gb flash memory? If I'm going to shell out the money for a tablet, I'd rather get one of the ones that have been on the market for years in Windows land. They seem endlessly more functional.I think I'll stick with my iPod, it does all the same stuff, cost about $300 less and it won't clog my phone network even more causing me to be unable to make phone calls (thanks to iPhones, I can't make phone calls or text half the time because they are clogging the network).
sleekeasy sleekeasy 6 years
I wasn't coming into this super anticipating anything, just to take it in. But truthfully, I am underwhelmed. (plus that name, it's so unattractive) No multitasking and no webcam? and this is to bridge the gap between smartphones and laptops? This wasn't thought all the way through :( The ibook app is very cool though, i love the idea of the bookshelf.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 6 years
Wow... I've been waiting for this for years..... and I am completely unimpressed. It's a giant iPod Touch.......................................... Very disappointing. I was hoping for an actual computer tablet, that runs OSx, not a giant iPod touch that runs the iPhone operating software :( And there is no stylus? Sad :(
animatedpunk animatedpunk 6 years
Wow... I've been waiting for this for years..... and I am completely unimpressed. It's a giant iPod Touch.......................................... Very disappointing.I was hoping for an actual computer tablet, that runs OSx, not a giant iPod touch that runs the iPhone operating software :(And there is no stylus? Sad :(
minxa25 minxa25 6 years
I am excited since I have been waiting for for applet tablet for years..yeah
minxa25 minxa25 6 years
I am excited since I have been waiting for for applet tablet for years..yeah
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 6 years
It's nice, but it's not for me. Don't even get me started on the name. It already has regular, super and overnight sizes :)
lauren lauren 6 years
I am excited but the name is TERRIBLE in my humble opinion!
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 6 years
Its true...I've been reading all over the place that people are underwhelmed. As am I. Nothing new here.
nikkecole nikkecole 6 years
Ok. It looks pretty (like EVERYTHING apple makes) but...i'm really kind of disappointed. and this is coming from an apple fan! i think for now ill just stick with my macbook/iphone 3gs/kindle combo and wait for the next gen. i mean...if someone wants to GIVE me one...thats a different story altogether *hehehe* im glad to see the price point is decent and that apple is willing to work in the affordable range during a product intro. finally!
jmichelle jmichelle 6 years
So do we know what OS it will run on? I'm hoping Mac and not iPhone like in the quiz
Arthur Arthur 6 years
THIRTY DAYS!? Torture.
Arthur Arthur 6 years
THIRTY DAYS!? Torture.
Emilaiei Emilaiei 6 years
Akasha, you are so right! :) I guess this is really a must have :D
Emilaiei Emilaiei 6 years
Akasha, you are so right! :) I guess this is really a must have :D
KWM KWM 6 years
Awesome, but bummer about no camera!
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 6 years
Must. Have. Now.
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 6 years
Must. Have. Now.
Angelica Angelica 6 years
Woooooooo!
Angelica Angelica 6 years
Woooooooo!
Akasha Akasha 6 years
Is it sad that there are probably more people watching this than are going to watch the State of the Union.
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