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Apple iPad Information Overview

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If you are looking for more information about the Apple iPad, known by many as the Apple Tablet, you’ve come to the right place. You can find links to defining features about the iPad, hands on information and impressions, images of the Apple iPad and detailed specifications for the Apple Tablet.

ipad10Apple iPad Basic Info:

2 Versions: WiFi Only and WiFi+3G

Wifi Only Ships in 60 days

  • 16GB $499
  • 32 GB $599
  • 64 GB- $699

Wifi and 3G $130 added feature Ships in 90 days

  • 16GB $629
  • 32 GB $729
  • 64 GB  $829

3G Apple iPad Data Pricing – No Contract Required:

  • 250 MB for $14.99
  • Unlimited for $29.99

Apple iPad Software details:

Along with the iPad apple announced some new software applications and information that, for now are unique to the iPad.

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Important items to note include:

  • The introduction of the iBooks bookstore from Apple
  • All iPhone apps will be compatible with the iPad (but without a camera some won’t be the same)
  • The iPad runs a modified iPhone operating system (but still has no multitasking)
  • Apple has the iWork software suit for productivity (which includes Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) as iPad applications (and will cost $10 a pop)
  • Not just a big iPhone
  • The Apple iPad has no Flash support

For the full details please read our Apple iPad Software Overview

ipad16Apple iPad Hands on and First Impressions:

Many reviewers were able to use the iPad for a short time after it was unveiled; not long enough for a full review but certainly good for first impressions and hands on observations.

We have compiled the top 10 iPad Hands On accounts to help you understand how the iPad feels and performs including.

  • What it’s like to type on the iPad
  • Gaming on the iPad
  • Watching a Movie on the iPad
  • How heavy is the iPad
  • Is the iPad fast?
  • How is it to read a book on the iPad
  • Where the iPad fits in your home
  • and much more!

For all the details read our Definitive Apple iPad Hands On and First Impressions Roundup

keyboard_dock_1_20100127Apple iPad accessories:

Like all Apple products the Apple iPad has accessories, and will likely have an incredible amount of third party accessories by the time it arrives on the market in a few months.

For now the official Apple iPad accessories and prices are as follows:

  • Apple iPad Keyboard dock – $69
  • Apple iPad case – $39.
  • Apple iPad camera connector – $29
  • Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA – $29.

Why would you need an iPad camera connector?

Apple iPad Podcast:

For more insight on the Apple iPad and how the experts at Notebooks.com and GottaBeMobile.com feel about the device listen to the Gotta Be Mobile podcast: A Special Look at the iPad.

Contributions to this post by were made by Rajesh and Josh.

Apple iPad / tablet photo gallery:

Apple iPad Specification / Apple tablet specification:

Brand Apple
Model iPad
Height 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth 0.5 inches (13.4 mm)
Weight Wi-Fi Model: 0.5 pounds (0.68 kg)

Wi-Fi + 3G model: 1.6 pounds (.73 kg)

Display Size 9.7 inch (diagonal)
Display type LED-backlit glossy widescreen multi-touch display with IPS technology

Support for display of multiple language and character simultaneously

Display resolution 1024 x 768 pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch
Finger-print Coating Fingerprint resistant olephobic coating
Wireless and cellular Wi-Fi Model:

Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G model

UMTS/HSDP A (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-FI (802.11 a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Location specific Support Digital Compass

Wi-Fi

Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Capacity / Storage 16GB, 32 GB, 64GB (flash based)
Processor 1GHz apple A4 custom designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip
Sensors Accelerometer

Ambient light sensor

Frequency Response 20Hz to 20,000 Hz
Audio format supported AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes store), MP3 (16 to 320 kbps), Mp3 VBR, Audible (format 2, 3 and 4), apple lossless, AIFF and Wav
Volume limit User configurable maximum volume limit
TV and video Supports for 1024×768 with dock connector to VGA adapter

576p and 480p with apple component A/V cable

Video format supported H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbps

48KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .move file, MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per seconds

Accessibility Support for playback of closed-captioned content

Voice over screen reader

Full screen zoom magnification

While on black

Mono Audio

Battery and power Built in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Charging via power adapter or usb to computer system

Battery limit Up 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
Input and output Dock connector

3.5 mm stereo headphone jack

built in speakers

microphone

Sim Card tray (Wi-Fi  + 3G model only

Mac System Requirement Mac computer with USB 2.0 port

Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later

iTunes 9.0 or later

iTunes store account

Internet access

Window System requirement PC with usb 2.0 port

Window 7, window vista, window xp home or professional with service pack 3 or later

iTunes 9.0 or later

iTunes store account

Internet access

Environment Requirement Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)

Nonoperating temperature: 4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)

Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Languages support English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russsian
Keyboard support Keyboard support for English (US & UK), French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Russian
  • 64 GB- $829
  • Josh Smith is a longtime mobile tech user, currently using a Droid as his primary smartphone. Josh is also an editor at Notebooks.com where he reviews notebooks and other mobile tech. Follow Josh on Twitter @Josh_Smith or email him Josh@Notebooks.com.