Well, the Applet tablet is finally official, and it even has name…ipad! Steve Jobs is on stage at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, CA presenting the device even as I write:
Breaking: Price starts at $499! Amazing! Available in 60-90 days.
- If you need to type seriously, then plugs into ipad keyboard dock.
- The device looks beautiful, as expected.
- It appears to run an iphone derived OS and is a top of the line e-reader.
- Unlike clunky devices like the Kindle, this thing is in full color, allows all objects, images, etc to be touchable with your hands.
- Maps look beautiful on the device.
- 1Ghz Apple A4 custom chip with 16GB to 64GB memory. 0.5 inches thin, 1.5 pounds. 9.7 inch display.
- 10 hour battery life, 1 month standby life.
- High defition video HDTV.
- Virtually every iphone app will work on the device.
- It is basically a big ipod touch, but way more powerful.
- This could revolutionize gaming – powerful processor, excellent graphics, combined with multitouch capability never seen before on a gaming platform.
- A key strength here seems to be that the ipad will seamlessly allow the thousands of developers for the iphone to jump onto the ipad and develop stunning applications quickly, easily.
- Ibook store to offer enormous amount of book and publisher content
- Way better than traditional books. Web 2.0 enabled with video, images, author updates and additions
- “The most beautiful word processor you will ever see”
- iwork – spreadsheets, word processor retooled from the ground up for this device
- As powerful as a computer, but an intimate experience that is unlike anything else available today
- Easily connects to projectors
- Uses AT&T for 3G network…oh no!
- $9.99 for each iwork app – not bad!
- syncs over USB with itunes, just like ipod/iphone
- Activate directly on ipad itself. It is unlocked, so can use with multiple networks worldwide
- 16 GB version is $499 with WiFi
- 32 GB is $599
- 64 GB is $699
- 64GB plus 3G – $829
The Kindle doesn’t hold a chance against this thing. More to follow. Below are some screen shots of the event: