Describing it as a "a magical and revolutionary product," Apple CEO Steve Job unveiled his company's iPad device, a touchscreen tablet computer that combines elements from the Apple iPhone and laptop computers. We've been spilling a ton of details on you this morning, as they're announced, but here, in a nutshell, is what we know about the Apple iPad, in handy, bullet-pointed form:
- 9.7-inch screen
- LED-backlit, IPS display
- "Multi-touch" touch-screen interface
- Weighs 1.5 pounds
- Half inch thick
- Up to 10 hours of battery life, with one month standby
- Some models support 3G Network
- 16, 32 or 64GB flash storage
- Built-in speakers
Price and Availability:
- Available in 60 Days
- Wi-Fi Only: $499 for the 16GB, $599 for the 32GB and $699 for the 64GB.
- Wi-Fi with 3G: $629 for the 16GB, $729 for the 32GB and $829 for the 64GB.
- Data plans for 3G-capable versions of the iPad are from AT&T and will cost $29.99 a month for unlimited usage, with a 250MB plan available for $14.99 a month.
- Previously purchased iPhone and iPod Touch games and applications will all work on the company's new iPad device.
Notice anything missing? Off the top of my head: A camera. HDMI port. GPS, Flash.
So, what do you think?
Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.