Apple iPad

The Apple iPad features a 9.7in screen, a touch screen, and a weight of just 1.5 pounds. It is designed to sit somewhere between the smartphone and the laptop on the computing spectrum.
Added on 01/27/2010
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Mav
12/22/2011

Apple iPad 2

Full of ads and software that all farm your personal information, I downloaded a clock, it wanted permission to view and edit my contacts, can someone people tell me why a clock would need to see my contacts?
Not only are you not allowed to backup your own data, but fear not they will back it up for you! if you trust they won't open it!
The more we cave in to this type of data farming of our personal information the worst this world will get because giving them our personal information is WAY too much POWER !

Take Care & Be Safe, THINK!

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jess1127
06/16/2011

Apple iPad 3

Nothing special. Just a computer, but with a smaller screen. Personally, I prefer my huge monitor at home and I'm willing to wait to get home to it.

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annieberg
05/21/2010

Apple iPad 2

I hate the fact that I spent $729 on the 32G 3G IPad as I don't see what all the hype is about. It is simply a glorified ITouch with a keyboard! Give me Word and Excel Apps and I would say much differently! The Numbers and Pages apps are impossible to navigate, the Video is nothing different only a larger screen and I already had a GPS so I don't need the GPS capability on it. Okay, so I can watch Netflix and movies on a bigger screen...big whoopie! I have a TV already and it is only a good feature if you are out and about at the feel like watching a movie on the move (which why would you be out and about then? Go Home)...as far as Netflix, you better be prepared for freezing screens and dropped connections. It is cool that it has an IPod built in...but I already had an Ipod! The new IPad does not give me any thing I didn't already have with my laptop, TV or Ipod except the laptop and TV are much better! I would never recommend this to anyone as it is just a gadget to play with and nothing revolutionary about it! Give me the capabilities I have on my Mac and the connectivity of a WIFI anywhere/anyplace (the 3G keeps dropping) and I would say you have something here. As it is I am very dissatisfied. The only ones that I see enjoying the purchase are young kids that want to show off that they got the latest gadget, no matter that it is a waste of money! Once again, If I could use Office suite or apps that were as easy to navigate as Excel or Word, I might have an adjusted opinion!

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LynnMarie77
05/20/2010

Apple iPad 5

It is awsome period !

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sfradett
04/15/2010

Apple iPad 5

The build quality is excellent. The aluminium back feels great under the finger and nothing feels cheap. There is an audio jack connector for headphones, and a microphone for apps that need it. The speaker is on the bottom of the device where the "Home" button is. The audio quality is so-so and the maximum speaker volume is too soft for my taste. My advice: use headphones whenever possible. The volume button is accessible and active whenever the iPad is playing something.

Other than the standard 3.5mm audio jack, the only external connector is the proprietary Apple connector, which seems similar to the one found on the iPhone.A number of accessories can be connected to that, and this is the only wired way to connect to the outside world.

The iPad is heavier than most people expect: at 1.5lbs to 1.6lbs (3G), it is heavy enough so that my wrist would get tired after less than 30mn of firmly holding it. $499 is a good amount of money, but making something with this build quality at that price is not easy.

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khouse89
01/29/2010

Apple iPad 5

OH MY GOD. It's the greatest thing ever and it hasn't even come out yet. Oleophobic screen, 16 gb flash memory, 9.7inch display, 0.5 inches thick & weighs 1.5 lbs. Are you kidding me?! No. This is seriously a work of art!!!

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nesher
01/27/2010

Apple iPad 4

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, while unveilingthe iPad, called the tablet a "magical and revolutionary" addition to the company's existing lines of Macs, iPods and the iPhone. But that is his job to tell that his gadget is the best. But is that so much true?
Specs from Apple site look impressing?
Size and weigh
- Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
- Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
- Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
- Weight: 1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Display
- 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Capacity
- 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive

Processor
- 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Battery and Power
- Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
- Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Input and Output
- Dock connector
- 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
- Built-in speakers
- Microphone
- SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

Sensors
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor

Wireless and Cellular
Wi-Fi model
- Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
- Wi-Fi + 3G model
- UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
- GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900 MHz)
- Data only2
- Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Location
- Wi-Fi
- Digital compass
- Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
- Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Audio Playback
- Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
- Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
- User-configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video
- Support for 1024 x 768 with Dock Connector to VGA adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component A/V Cable, 576i and 480i with Apple Composite Cable
- H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Mail attachment support
- Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

Languages
- Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian
- Keyboard support for English (US) English (UK), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese (QWERTY), Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian
- Dictionary support for English (US), English (UK), French, French (Canadian), French (Swiss), German, Japanese, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin), Russian

Accessibility
- Support for playback of closed-captioned content
- VoiceOver screen reader
- Full-screen zoom magnification
- White on black
- Mono audio

However, if you checked the top Google searches today, you might noticed the word disappointment related to iPad. Why is that? May be, people expected too much? May be, the price is too high. Most likely, a bit of this and a bit of that.

Endgadget posted the following review:
The screen is gorgeous, tilting is responsive, and the thing is super thin. Here are some initial thoughts on the iPad:
• It's not light. It feels pretty weighty in your hand.
• The screen is stunning, and it's 1024 x 768. Feels just like a huge iPhone in your hands.
• The speed of the CPU is something to be marveled at. It is blazingly fast from what we can tell. Webpages loaded up super fast, and scrolling was without a hiccup. Moving into and out of apps was a breeze. Everything flew.
• There's no multitasking at all. It's a real disappointment. All this power and very little you can do with it at once. No multitasking means no streaming Pandora when you're working in Pages... you can figure it out. It's a real setback for this device.
• The ebook implementation is about as close as you can get to reading without a stack of bound paper in your hand. The visual stuff really helps flesh out the experience. It may be just for show, but it counts here.
• No camera. None, nada. Zip. No video conferencing here folks. Hell, it doesn't have an SMS app!
• It's running iPhone OS 3.2.
• The keyboard is good, not great. Not quite as responsive as it looked in the demos.
• No Flash confirmed. So Hulu is out for you, folks!

Based on everything I know about the new gadget, I would say it looks great, but not great enough to pre-order it first thing as it will be available. Let's wait and see!

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FranksWildYear s
01/27/2010

Apple iPad 5

This is the biggest thing in Apple product launches since the last Apple product launch!

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/apple_unveils_ new_product

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