Just finished the press conference. Here’s some key points for your review:
Some key features of the iPad:
Apple is describing this as an experience as much as device
“It comes alive in your hands”.
User interface is clearly descended from iPhone and iTouch. Should be easy
transition for those familiar with them.
Screen is backlit OLED
Available in WiFi and 3G
Approx 9.5 inches x 7.5 inches, 0.5 deep, glossy touch screen, approx 1.5 lbs weight
Important: claimed viewing angle of 178 degrees.
Sizes: $499 16gb, 32gb $599, $64gb 799, add $130 for 3G models
Availability: wifi 60 days, 3g in 60 days
On screen keyboard, and attachable keyboard, built in microphone, speakers
Looks like excellent book reader – could put Kindle in the peanut machine?
Can view two pages at same time.
Runs very fast compared to iTouch/iPhone
Foldable case which looks cool.
Optional external keyboard also provides USB port
Looks like it runs one app at a time – to be verified
The stand can also be flipped around to prop the iPad up for viewing (cool!)
Battery life claimed is 10 hours in use
Runs a number of apps, iWork, iPhoto, email client, internet, many more apps.
Good mail attachment support (diff file formats)
Connects to projectors
Last but not least: What I don’t know is if there will be image editing apps beyone iPhoto available for this device that will help photographers. Also don’t know much about color quality of the screen – which looks great so far – for related work.
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