Wow, finally, Apple announces the much awaited Apple iPad officially. I guess many had watched or read the event live. Many of us (bloggers) were exchanging comments on this iPad. With all the build up fanfare on this product, I must admit that I am a little disappointed at the overall specifications. I am sure many will be saying that this is just a big iPod Touch.
It is very thin and sleek. The one that Steve Jobs is holding is silver. However on their official website, it has only Black front and White back.
I think many would like to know the pricing. So, before going into the specs, here is the pricing
There are 2 different model (in specs). One has WiFi (802.11b/g/n) and the other one has WiFi + 3G. However, they will be using a Micro 3G SIM card.
The cheapest starts from US$499 (16Gb – WiFi Only) to the most expensive US$829 (64GB – WiFi + 3G)
The WiFi iPad will ship in 60days while the WiFi + 3G model will ship in 90 days.
Now some specifications: –
IPS: In-plane Switching Screen.
1GHz Apple A4 Chip
The size and thickness of iPad is
Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight: 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model
It supports Apple iPhone apps. That means those game that you bought for iPhone can be synced over. And also Apple has developed a reader call iBooks that can let you read or buy books online.
There is also Brushes App which I think is cool, especially the IPS screen has over 1000 sensors.
The quality is quite amazing. There are so much more.
What do you think about this device?
My opinion on the Apple iPad. It is a sleek device. As an ebook e-Reader, it has surpassed all areas (I am comparing it with Amazon Kindle). However, as a tablet or iPad that can take some load on your work, I think it is barely enough. Luckily, there are docking accessories that can connect it with a keyboard and other accessories that can act as a cover as well as a stand.
The lack of cameras on it is a big disappointment. Moreover, there isn’t any USB port to connect external devices to it. Having said these, I think I will need to play with it in order to give a fair judgement. For now, we shall see the first hands on comments and in-depth review from other sites.