Live Blogging the iPad Product Announcement
OH SHIT ITS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! LIFERS WHAT DO YALL THINK ABOUT THE IPAD?
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Apple chief executive, Steve Jobs, unveils the iPad.
The iPad will run “virtually every one” of the apps for the iPhone “virtually unmodified,” he says
10-Hour Battery Life
Update | 1:38 p.m. “We been able to achieve 10 hours of battery life” Mr. Jobs says. “I can take a flight form San Francisco to Tokyo and watch video the whole way.”
He says the iPad also has more than a month of standby battery capacity. You can leave it alone, and find it still with some charge when you come back in a few weeks.
My colleague Mr. Carr notes that there’s a long history of power hyperbole in all categories of gadgets.
Half an inch thin. Weighs 1.5 pounds. 9.7-inch IPS display — super high quality, great angle of views, Mr. Jobs says.
Full capacitive multi-touch screen, same as the iPhone — “super responsive, super precise,” he says.
The iPad is powered by Apple’s own custom silicon, he says — a 1 GHz A4 chip,, 16 GB of memory, 32 or 64 Gigabytes of storage.
There’s Wi-Fi, 802.11n, and the latest Bluetooth. (Apparently no 3G wireless, notes my colleague John Markoff.) Accelerometer, compass, speaker, microphone.
Video on the iPad
However, the tablet might be the perfect breakfast table companion. You can control it with one hand and don’t have to fiddle with a keyboard.
“Watching is nothing like getting one in your hands,” Mr. Jobs said.
David Gallagher/The New York Times
The Bits blog on the iPad!
The iPad works in both landscape and portrait mode, like the iPhone. It has a virtual keyboard, access to photo collections, direct access to iTunes’ surfeit of content.
“It’s awesome to watch TV shows and movies,” Mr. Jobs says. “It’s so much more intimate than a laptop and it’s so much more capable than a smartphone with its gorgeous screen.”