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It's been a big day of announcements from the Apple event in San Francisco. Kevin Pereira talks to Mark Wilson from Gizmodo and tech correspondent Dave Mathews about the iPad, Steve Jobs' keynote address and more. It's a good time to be an Apple acolyte.

Click the link, and get the insider's word on this new device.

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Ask An Expert: Apple's iPad »


We know what you guys think about the Apple iPad, but what about those tech experts? You know, the people who actually get paid to be all nerdy and talk about gadgets all day? 

Chris Hardwick caught up with three experts for their first impressions on the iPad, including Natali Del Conte from CNET.com, Ryan Block of GDGT.com and Gizmodo's Jason Chen to find out what they really thought about Apple's latest creation.

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Who would have guessed that Mad TV was psychic, and predicted the Apple iPad four years ago?

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The iPad is official. So, are you buying one?

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Apple's iPad: Hardwick

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:

Technical details:

  • 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
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass

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.

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iPad Prices Starting At $499...All The Way To $829, Depending On Features Perhaps the biggest question going into Apple's event today wasn't if Apple would reveal their tablet (now revealed to be the iPad), but how much the device would actually end up costing.

The answer has been revealed: $499....sort of. It depends on what model you want from it.

  • Wi-Fi Only: $499 (16GB), $599 (32GB), $699 (64GB)
  • Wi-Fi + 3G: $629 (16GB), $729 (32GB), $829 (64GB)

Apple brokered a deal with AT&T for the 3G connections that doesn't require consumers to sign on a contract. 3G data for the iPad is pre-paid and reportedly can be cancelled at any time.

  • 3G With 250MB Cap: $14.99/month
  • 3G With Unlimited Data: $29.99/month

iPad can also connect to any AT&T Wi-Fi hot spot for free.

Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.

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iPad Accessories Announced

Apple has dropped word on a few accessories for the iPad. they are:

  • A dock
  • A keyboard
  • A keyboard dock
  • Carrying case/stand

Personally, a keyboard is a must-buy for me. No matter how good the touch devices get, there's nothing that compares to the soothing clicking of a real keypad... I'd also need a case. And a dock... damn, I'll be buying all these things!

More details on all these devices when they become available.

Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.

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Occam's Razor proved correct this morning, when Apple revealed their new tablet computing device dubbed the "iPad." And to the surprise of people who abandoned logic and over-caffeinated concept artists, it looks exactly like the rest of us thought it would: a giant iPhone/iPod Touch.

Featuring a Home button on the bottom (or side if you're holding it the other way), and a thick black border surrounding the touch screen -- obviously providing a safe place for your thumbs to hold the contraption without interfering with navigation -- the iPad appears to be roughly the same size as an 8" x 11" sheet of paper (meaning a roughly 10" screen). Unless my perspective is wrong and Steve Jobs is either 4 or 9 feet tall.

The iPad


Knee-jerk gaming implications would include room for two or three people to crowd around the device as it lays flat on a surface. But if you're holding it yourself, it seems like holding it in a landscape configuration might be a comfort issue. We shall have to wait and see...more analysis and hype-drenched hysteria are coming to you all day here on TheFeed, and be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more.

Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.

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iBooks App

At the big Apple Announcement Event moments ago, Apple founder Steve Jobs introduced iBooks for the iPad, a book reading application. Publishers participating include Penguin, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Hachette book group -- all heavy-hitters in the publishing world.

The books feature full-color photographs, as well as the ability to turn pages, zoom in, and otherwise browse content using the iPad's touch screen.

No word on prices yet, or how rigid/loose the system will be -- IE: Will users be able to "self-publish" onto the iPad? -- but one thing is for sure: The Amazon Kindle, with its proprietary books and relative lack of other features, is looking pretty last-gen, eh?

Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.

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Apple Makes Games A Big Focus For iPad -- Need For Speed, Nova, Others Shown The continued prominence of video games on the iPhone and iPod Touch made it a natural expectation that Apple would make video games part of the company's tablet device, now revealed to officially be called the iPad. At the San Francisco event today, Apple showed off a number of games for the device.

Apple first showed off Gameloft's NOVA, otherwise known as Halo for the iPhone. A somewhat unabashed rip-off of Bungie's shooter with higher-resolution assets and enhanced touch.

Electronic Arts then came on stage with an upgraded Need For Speed Shift. EA took advantage of the added real-estate offered by the iPad with additional touch mechanics, like swiping up and down to change gears and the ability to switch into an in-car perspective by simply tapping on the car itself.

Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.

We should see plenty more examples of gaming on the iPad in the days ahead.

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All Existing iPhone Apps Work On iPad -- Including Games

You don't have to worry about all the money spent on existing iPhone and iPod Touch games and applications, as Apple's confirmed they will all work on the company's new iPad device.

Apple has released an updated developer software suite for applications to better take advantage of the iPad screen. Out of the box, the iPad can automatically upscale the existing applications or run them at their existing resolution (which looks a bit silly, but it's an option).

According to reports from the event, some applications look better upscaled and others, but the consensus seems to be games look really spectacular on it.

(Please excuse all hilarious iPod/iPad spelling errors!)

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Steve Jobs just announced a striking feature of the just-announced Apple iPad: the battery life. The iPad will run for 10 hours. That, my friends, is huge.

According to Jobs, an iPad user can "fly to San Francisco to Tokyo and watch video the whole way on one charge.”  Not only that, the thing will feature a month of standby charge.

I'm a little incredulous about these claims, honestly: Ten hours of video with a device as light as that? I'll believe it when I see it. Anyway: Other just-revealed techy details:

  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 30-pin connector
  • speaker
  • microphone
  • accelerometer
  • compass

Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.

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Steve Jobs with iPad

Apple's Steve Jobs just revealed the name of the company's new tablet: Ladies and Gentleman: Meet the iPad.

The rumors were true. Apple is releasing a tablet computer. You'll be able to pick one up in 60 days.

According to Steve Jobs, the iPad is better than a laptop at "browsing the web. Email. Photos. Videos. Music. Games. eBooks."

Stay tuned for more information on what the must-have tech device can do, what it will cost and what it all means!

What do you think of the name?

Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.

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The hour is all but upon us, folks: The mighty Apple are getting ready to take the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco and (finally) announce... something. You can cut the digital excitment with a digital knife, amIright?

We will be bringing you up-to-the-second news on everything Apple as the conference goes on, so keep refreshing our site.

After the news breaks, we'll be bringing you expert analysis, reaction, and in-depth Apple discussion. Then, you can tune into Attack of the Show tonight at 7PM for even more reaction, analysis and fun.  You could say today is Apple Day, and you could say G4 is your source for all things Apple.

Have patience, the show is about to begin...

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Doom Resurrection iPhone Game On-Rails FPS

In a few short hours, all of those speculations and predictions about what Apple plans to unveil at its big showcase today will be put to rest. While we wait though, I figured this would be a good time to see how you all feel about the prospect of gaming on Apple’s rumored tablet device. Assuming it functions like a giant iPhone, games will most likely be presented in a similar way, only…you know..bigger.

Forget all of the more practical functions of such a device. Do you think it can have the same kind of impact on gaming as the iPhone has had? The tablet is obviously nowhere near as “mobile” as the iPhone or iPod Touch, but it’s expected to sport more powerful tech than the smaller devices, giving it much more potential in terms of offering more complex gaming experiences.

And they’re off!

Also be sure to tune in at 7pm Eastern to see Attack of the Show's expert analysis of the Apple unveiling!

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