I Pad : I Pad Apple Tablet & I Pad Price Release Date. lots of reports came in the it would cost around $999, good news it is going to cost $499 for the 16GB version with Wifi, $599 for the 32Gb version with WiFi and $699 for the 64GB version with WiFi.
It is true after all – Apple (the largest mobile devices company in the world at a value of over $50 billion, which is more than Nokia in terms of revenue) has finally announced the second coming of gadgetopia in the form of the iPad. As expected, Steve Jobs took to the stage to bring us news that has the entire gadget world riveted with the $499 (upwards) iPad occupying the middle ground between smartphones and laptops.
It is touted to be superior to any netbook and laptop for that matter, being able to be used in any direction that you want it with new drop downs in the e-mail interface as well as a large onscreen QWERTY to get those emails sent out in a flurry. Without any tactile feedback, we wonder how the public will get used to this compared to typing on a regular QWERTY keyboard.
As for the interface itself, it is more or less a much larger version of the iPhone, photo flicking and all (as expected). As for the iTunes store, it has been pre-loaded into theiPad itself. More details in the extended post.
Apple has their own processor inside with the 1GHz Apple A4 processor – we wonder how this will hold up against the Snapdragon, but here are the rest of the nitty gritty.
* 1GHz Apple A4 processor
* 16GB to 64GB internal flash memory
* 9.7″ IPS display
* Full capacitative multitouch capability
* 10 hour battery life (1 month standby)
* Built-in accelerometer and compass
* Speaker, microphone and 30-pin connector
* 0.5″ thin
* 1.5 lbs.
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
* Wi-Fi 802.11n connectivity