We have entered the star trek era! Welcome to the future everyone.
As rumored, Apple’s new creation looks like an iPhone on steroids, complete with a home button and glass touch screen. Just like what you come to expect to any Apple creation, the device looks simple and well built. The display has a full multi-touch panel with LED-backlit display that has great viewing angle. The back is aluminum. The power, sleep, and volume controls are conveniently located at the side of the device.
The IPad is powered by a 1GHz Apple “A4” custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip. The device has between 16 and 64GB of memory, it has EDR wireless and Bluetooth technology for connectivity, has a speaker, microphone, and also contains Apple’s accelerometers, ambient light sensors, and digital compass. The battery will last for about 10 hours of usage and nearly a month of standby time.
The IPad has been on the drawing board for well over a year, with hundreds of engineers and software developers working round the clock bring this technological marvel to life.
This device could actually become an eBook and netbook killer. It’s just a matter of time before we see people walking around tinkering their own personal iPad.
This device will be available in 60 days for the Wi-Fi only model and 90 days for Wi-Fi + 3G.
Size and weight:
Height: 9.56 inches Width: 7.47 inces Depth: 0.05 inch Weight: 1.5 pounds + Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds + Wi-Fi + 3G model
- 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
- 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive
- 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip
- Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz.
- Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
- User-configurable maximum volume limit
Input and Output
- Dock connector
- Built-in speakers
- 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
- SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)
Battery and Power
- Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
- Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system