Apple Announces the iPad Apple Tablet with Textbooks, Web and More!

After years of speculation and with much fanfare, Apple has finally announced the Apple Tablet. The Apple Tablet is being called the Apple iPad which starts at $499 without 3G.


The Apple iPad is finally here and you can find out some more details below.

Apple iPad Cost:

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

A few interesting things to point out are that the device does have 3G connectivity, and it is available on a prepay basis with no contract.

The two plans are available on AT&T:

  • 250 MB for $14.99
  • Unlimited for $29.99

external_20100127Another big feature is the addition of books to the iTunes store — called iBooks — something we hope will be available to iTunes users on PC and OSX.

The iPad will also work with iWork ’10 which brings documents, spreadsheets and presentations to the iPad and from the looks of the demonstration will give iPad users the ability to edit and even create documents.

Apple iPad News Roundup:

Apple iPad specs and features include:

  • .5″ thin
  • 1.5 pounds
  • 9.7″ Full Capacitive multi-touch display
  • 1GHz Apple A4 processor
  • 16-64GB Flash Storage
  • Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
  • Wifi 802.11n
  • Accelerometer & Compass
  • Speaker, Microphone and Dock Connector
  • 10 hour battery life – 1 month standby

Apple’s 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: 1.5 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


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


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

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