Apple launches iPad – video, first details

Well say hello to the iPad, a product Apple CEO Steve Jobs calls “revolutionary”.

iPad pricing starts at (drum roll) $499! (16gb) – $699 (64gb). 3G is $130 extra Shipping globally (wifi versions) in 60 days. (90 for 3G)

“Browse the web. Do email. Enjoying and share pics. Watching videos. Enjoying music. Playing games. Reading ebooks.””

What follows is a whistle-stop list of the product’s various features, etc, as we pick them up:

Screen: Full capacitive MultiTouch, 9.7-inch
Processor: A 1GHz Apple A4 chip (ARM)
Battery Life: 10 hours. Over a month on standby.
Carries accelerometer and compass. Speaker, Microphone, 30-pin connector.
WiFi 802.11n
Bluetooth 2,1+ EDR
Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities.
0.5 inches thin, weighs 1.5 pounds

Will run all iPhone Apps
When running iPhone Apps it can pixel-double to let you use Apps full-screen

No Flash support

On-screen keyboard – very large. Photos, browsing, Maps, YouTube, iTunes etc. etc.

iPhone SDK to be updated today, now offers ability to build high-res Apps.

Green credentials:
Arsenic, BFR, Mercury and PVC- free. “Highly recyclable”.

“A few other things. I’d like to talk for a minute about iTunes. The iPad syncs over USB just like an iPhone or iPod.”

Every iPad has WiFi. 3G models will also be available.
Two iPad data plans initially available – first costs $14.99/month for up to 250MB data, or $29.99 for unlimited data…available through AT&T. includes free use of AT&T WiFi hotspots – no contract – cancel at any time.

iPads sold unlocked.
International data deals (I was a bit right) – ‘hope’ by June, said Jobs

Keyboard dock is available (oh look it’s a computer)

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