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iPad – Top 5 Takeaways

January 27th, 2010 No comments

1. Pricing & Availability

Wi-Fi models are shipping worldwide in 60 days.

3G models are shipping in 90 days.

Get notified when available for order.

2. Connectivity

Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + 3G. Both models include Bluetooth 2.1 and and EDR. 3G access will only be available for Wi-Fi + 3G iPad models ($130 extra.) The U.S. 3G data plan will be through AT&T. $14.99 per month for 250MB of data, and $29.99 per month for unlimited data. Both plans will also come with access to AT&T’s Wi-Fi hotspots. 3G model will also support GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA.¬†International data plans are scheduled for the summer.

3. Expandability

There is a standard 30-pin dock connector. The iPad will ship with a dock to USB/Power adapter. Accessories available at launch will include; iPad Dock, iPad Camera Connection Kit, iPad USB Power Adapter, iPad Case, iPad Keyboard dock.

4. New Features

First Apple product to use the 1GHz Apple A4 chip. iBooks ebook storefront for iTunes.

5. What’s Missing?

GPS. Camera. Audio Input. USB.

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Apple iPad Specs

January 27th, 2010 1 comment

Here’s a quick breakdown of the hardware specs for the new iPad:

The New Apple iPad (showing the touch screen layers)

802.11n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Accelerometer & Compass
Speaker & Microphone
30-pin Connector
16GB – 64GB Flash Storage
9.7 inch IPS LED Display with 178-degree viewing angle and 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.
1/2″ Thin
1.5 Pounds
10 Hours of Battery Life (video)
1 Month Standby Charge
1Ghz Apple A4 Chip

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