Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple announces the Apple iPad - the wait is over. Now for the wait. [Update 1,2]

Today Steve Jobs of Apple announced the new Apple iPad. Now that the wait is over.... we wait. We wait for the announcement date. We'll wait in line outside the Apple Store when that day comes. And we'll wait all the way home until we open the box and start it up. I can hardly stand the waiting already.

Thank you to Engadget for the live blog feed and pictures. We'll update accordingly. Cheers!

[Update 1]: After Steve introduces the iPad and does his usual demo he starts to talk specs:
  • .5 inches thin
  • 1.5 pounds
  • 9.7" IPS display
  • 1024-by-768 (132 ppi)
  • Full capacitive multi-touch
  • 1GHz Apple A4 chip (thank you PA Semi)
  • 16, 32, 64 GB Flash storage
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Accelerometer & Compass
  • Speaker, Microphone, 30-pin connector, SIM card tray
  • 10 hour battery life
  • -with over a month of standby
  • Multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • ...and I'm sure there's more
[Update 2]: The price...
  • 16 GB - $499
  • 32 GB - $599
  • 64 GB - $699

3G models cost an extra $130.00 so that's $629, $723 and $829.

The iPad will be available in 60 days (90 days for 3G models).  So that's what, March and June.  Ah, let the anticipation of the release day begin!

How do you feel about the iPad?  Will you be in line for it?  Will you get the standard version, or wait the extra 30 days for the 3G enabled version?  Lets us know, comment bellow.

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