[ Updated: Read our full iPad Review ] So it’s a tablet PC and Steve Jobs calls it the iPad. Think 6 times the size of the iPod Touch. Kinda funny name though. What say you?
The Apple iPad specs:
9.7″ display screen @ 1024×768 pixels
16Gb to 64GB Flash Drive
1GHz Apple A4 Chip
3G optional (uses new micro-SIM)
10 hours battery life
This device is really thin at 0.5″ or 13.4mm. Weighs just 1.5lbs too. The device is basically an enlarged iPhone with more processing power so they’re able to add more features like iBook, iWorks, and better browsing and gaming experience.
So that’s why they bought that PA Semiconductor back in 2008. That could have been their ticket to the 1GHz Apple A4 Chip (Qualcomm is also doing the SnapDragon 1GHz which now powers the Google Nexus One).
The iPad can run all iPhone Apps out of the box, although full screen will kinda be pixelated due to pixel-doubling. Price starts at $499. Twice the price of an iPod Touch. Not bad!
iPad WiFi 16GB: $499
iPad WiFi 32GB: $599
iPad WiFi 64GB: $699
iPad WiFi+3G 16GB: $629
iPad WiFi+3G 16GB: $729
iPad WiFi+3G 16GB: $829
We’ll have to wait 60 days more for this to be available worldwide and 90 days for the 3G model.
Then again the name iPad really does smell. I fear Steve will rename the iPod Touch as the iPad Mini. *heh*
So, who’s buying one?
[ Updated: Read our full iPad Review ]