Tonight, After much speculation, deliberation and procrastination (@jason your a git!) our friend Steve jobs unveiled a gadget that will make anybody even slightly tech-savvy sell their own grandmother.
Introducing the iPad…
At first glance the device looks like somebody has had their iPhone on a stretching rack. but once you see a demonstration you immediately see the appeal, The 9.7″ screen is the perfect size for watching podcasts or films on the move and If you have ever tried to read a large email or document on your iPhone your eyes will definitely appreciate the space.
Technically speaking the iPad is nothing short of amazing, it packs a 1Ghz Apple A4 processor that can decode HD video for up to 10 hours on a single charge. To put that into perspective my 12 month old Macbook can only do 4 hours before it’s battery dies (and that is pretty good for a laptop.) It looks like Apple buyout of P.S. Semiconductor is going to pay off pretty fast.
It comes with all the usual bells and whistles we have come to expect from Apple…
- Ambient Light sensor
- 802.11 (b/g/n) WIFI
- Built in Speakers
- Multi Touch Screen
- Bluetooth2.1 capability (3G Model Only)
- GSM / EDGE / 3G (3G Model Only)
At the moment thre is no solid release date for the UK but there is a LOT of speculation that it will be hitting our shelves in June. The release date for America has been confirmed for April 2010.
Pricing for the US models are suprisingly cheap…
16GB – $499
32GB – $599
64GB – $699
WIFI and 3G
16GB – $629
32GB – $729
64GB – $829