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Apple iPad tablet in 10 bullet points

Wirefly Learn » Reviews » Tablets

January 27th, 2010


By Ari Driessen
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Apple iPad Tablet

Readers were tired of reading speculation about Apple’s tablet. And writers and guesstitians, quite frankly, were tired of writing about it. That’s why we’ve stayed mum on the whole Apple tablet business up till now. But now that the Apple tablet has been officially revealed to the world, we decided bring you the must-know highlights in a quick 10 bullet points.

  • iPad is .5″ thin, 1.5lbs, 9.7″ capacitive touch display (roughly the size of a Kindle DX). Looks much like an over sized iPhone with some added functionality.
  • Equipped with a 1 GHz Apple A4 Chip, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, accelerometer, and Bluetooth. Up to 10 hours of use time and 1 month of standby.
  • Comes in 16GB ($499), 32GB ($599) and 64GB ($699) flavors with WiFi only.
  • US data service for unlocked 3G models: $14.99 for up to 250MB and $29.99 for unlimited. No contract. Free use of AT&T WiFi hotspots.
  • 3G radio-equipped iPads will cost an additional $130.
  • iPad can run all iPhone apps unmodified. New SDK will allow developers to tweak apps for iPad use.
  • Adobe Flash support and multitasking abilities appear to be MIA. More or less the same old iPod/iPhone home screen.
  • iBook store and app will be the source for the ereader functionality., complete with sleek interface with virtual bookshelf and pretty page turning animations.
  • Apple is bringing the iWork suite to the iPad. iPad versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote will run you $9.99 apiece.
  • In case you’d prefer to actually use, well, a real keyboard — there’s an accessory for that. The iPad will slip right into a smallish keyboard with dock.
  • Shop Now for Phones from AT&T Wirelesss, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.

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6 Responses to “Apple iPad tablet in 10 bullet points”

  • Robert O. Freeman
    October 30, 2010

    My son gave me an ( Apple IPad 3G)I am trying to get it to work. It is calling for AT&T for the wi-fi connection. I have tried through Apple. although it has an wi-fi address it, still will not connected.
    I was told by someone I need an number from AT&T. Can you help me? I have search serveral plces for connection.

    Thank You:
    Robert O. Freeman

  • the ipad is awsom.

  • I’m on the verge of replacing my Dell laptop . Will the I-pad give me all the features I have with a regular laptop? My dell came with Windows XP and MS home office. I use it for word processing, email and internet browsing. I also install my photos from my digital camera and print them from the laptop.

    Is the I-pad also a phone? Do I have to pay for an internet service provider? thank you for your help.


  • that is perfect computer.it is comfortable with touch.it full of function that we hope.when can i get it??/?i don’t have enough money!!

  • I’m curious to see how the Apple A4 chip performs. This is the first CPU that appears to come from the PA Semi technology acquired by apple a couple years ago.

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