I’m not convinced yet. I think this thing is basically an unnecessarily over-sized iPhone that doesn’t let you make phone calls. I think I’m safe to predict that I will officially not be coppin’ the “iPad”. And I love Apple-anything. I’m typing this very post on my 1-month old super-sized screen iMac – but I don’t know about this one. This may be one of Apple’s first flops in a long time – or it may very well be a commercial success like its iPod and iPhone counterparts. But I will hold my final opinion to the side until I hold this thing in front of my face and see what its made of. Read below for full specs:
According to Apple, this unit has a 10 hour battery life, built-in wi-fi connectivity, and it starts at $499. One thing it doesn’t have though: A camera.
– 9.7 inch color multi-touch display.
– Costs $499 for 16 gigabytes of storage, $599 for 32 GB, $699 for 64 GB.
– 3G wireless capability costs an extra $130.
– AT&T Inc data plan costs $14.99 per month for 250 MB of data, $29.99 for unlimited data.
– 10 hours of battery life, and a month on standby.
– 0.5 inches thick, weighs 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg).
– New iBook store has partners including Pearson Plc’s Penguin, News Corp’s HarperCollins, CBS Corp’s Simon & Schuster MacMillan, Lagardere’s Hachette Book Group.
– WiFi and bluetooth connectivity, compass, ability to view in portrait and landscape modes.
– Runs a variation of the iPhone operating system. Apple says all iPhone apps can run on the iPad.
– Supports iWork, Apple’s productivity suite that competes with Microsoft Corp Office.
– 1 GHz Apple-made A4 chip.
– WiFi models ship in late March, 3G shipping in April.