Apple iPad Unveiled by CEO Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, unveiled the much anticipated Apple Tablet today in San Francisco. The new touch screen tablet will be officially known as the Apple iPad. In many ways the iPad looks distinctly like a giant iPhone, or exploded iPhone as it was described at the unveiling demonstration showcase. The Apple iPad is intended to bridge the gap between an iPhone and a laptop computer. Steve Job’s described the new Apple product in his hands on stage in San Francisco as ‘a magical and revolutionary product.’
The iPad comes with pre-installed iTunes, a touch screen QWERTY keypad, email and web browser. After months of speculation, Apple Inc. chief executive Steve Jobs unveiled the computer giant’s latest creation today at a special event in San Francisco. The iPad’s screen is pretty impressive at almost ten inches in size (9.7). It weighs 1.5 pounds and is about a half inch thick.
Specs:
Apple 1 GHz A4 chip processor
16 – 64 GB of Flash storage
Bluetooth 2.1
802.11n
10 hours of battery life (1 month stand-by)
Speaker, microphone and 30-pin connector
Fully multi-touch
QWERTY touch screen keypad
9.7 inch IPS LCD
Half an inch thick
Accelerometer and Compass
Multi directional screen view like iPhone
IPhone apps functionality
HDTV functionality
Game software studio, Electronic Arts (EA) will support games for the iPad and the showcase today featured Major League Baseball. iBooks is the name of the software supporting e-books and the download of digital e-books will be from a new webstore called ibooks. The catalogue of books available will be supported by leading publishers like Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, McGraw, Penguin and others.
Where the Apple iPad may really excel is in downloadable newspapers with embed functionality for video within text. There are expected to be three specs of the iPad with price point breaks of $499/$599/$699 to be confirmed.

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