Sunday, April 4, 2010

Apple has launched again!

From iTunes to iPod to iLife to iSight to iWorks to iPhone to iPod Touch, you get the gist. Apple is here with a new invention. Again.

The new technology called the iPad was unveiled at an event in San Francisco on January 27 2010 by Apple boss, Steve Jobs. The touch screen device, which costs from $499 to $829, has been described to look like the iPhone, with similar functionalities, only bigger and better for browsing the net, watching videos or playing games.

The Back view of the iPad

The front view of the iPad

Although there have been other touchscreen tablet computers on the market - earlier this month, manufacturers such as Dell and HP showed off devices at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas – the new iPad is set to cause a storm in the electronics market. This has already been evident, as a handful of people braved the New York Easter cold by 4pm on Friday (9pm on Friday, Nigerian time) to wait for sales to commence at 9am the following morning (2pm Saturday, Nigerian time).

As much as I love the idea of having new technology, I doubt I’ll be rushing to the Apple store in Ceddi to get one anytime soon. We can be sure this is not the last version of the new iPad, as there are already talks to include a camera to enable videotelephony.

What say you? Are you going to be adding the iPad to your collection?

iPad Specification

  • 9.7 inch- (25cm-) multi-touch display
  • 1 GHz Apple processor
  • 16, 32 or 64 GB of flash memory
  • 0.5in- (1.25cm) thick
  • Weighs 1.5lbs (0.7kgs)
  • Wi-fi, bluetooth and 3G connectivity
  • Speaker, microphone
  • Accelerometer, compass

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