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The iPad Review

Apple has become arguably the most innovative company there ever has been, and every one of their products receives an unimaginable hype. Starting of with Macs, Apple entered into the mp3 business with their first iPod in 2001. They soon entered the cell phone business in 2007 with their revolutionary iPhone. In 2010, they introduced a product they call revolutionary dubbed the iPad. Does the iPad live up to the standards of Apple’s other products? Continue reading


Apple Announces Sneak Peek of iPhone 4.0, Set April 8th

After only a week of launching the iPad, it seems Apple won’t be slowing down any time soon. They’ve just recently announced iPhone OS 4.0, and media outlets will be able to get a sneak peek on April 8th.

It comes as a big shocker to many that Apple is being so quick to release (or at least publicize) another huge product. It is expected that an “Expose-like” multi-tasking interface will show itself, along with a merged inbox concept, improved Phone app, and some sort of gesture improvement. Of course though, there may be one more thing that leaves us stunned.

iPad Launches April 3rd, Verizon May Be After It

Apple has updated their iPad page to include it’s pre-order and launch date. Pre-orders will start on March 12th, and the device will arrive either in-store or delivered to your door. The iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models. In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.

Leaked documents have also shown that Verizon may be after the iPad to provide service, because the Wi-Fi versions are not specifically AT&T’s to sell. In other words, they don’t have exclusivity to the iPad as they did to the iPhone.

Verizon’s proposal comes with a tradeoff for customers. The company cites the $130 premium carried by 3G-capable iPad models, an upfront cost unnecessary for those customers sticking with Wi-Fi models for use with Verizon’s data plans. Alternatively, those customers could purchase a MiFi device for as little as $49.99 from Verizon, but that pricing requires a two-year data contract in comparison to the 3G-capable iPad’s contract-free data plan pricing. [MacRumors.com]

Verizon’s MiFi proposal does require, however, that users carry a separate device in addition to their iPad. And on the pricing front, the two-year MiFi contract is priced at $39.99 per month for 250 MB of data or $59.99 per month for 5 GB of data, significantly higher that AT&T’s contract-free iPad-only data plans priced at $14.99/250 MB or $29.99/unlimited per month.

Apple Reveals iPad, Crushes Other Tablets

At it’s first special event of the year, Apple revealed it’s latest creation dubbed the “iPad”.

The iPad is a 10 inch computer featuring a slightly upgraded version of the iPhone OS. Here’s the rundown:

– 9.7 inch LED Backlit IPS Display

– Widescreen/Multitouch Display

– 1GHz Apple A4 Processor (yes, it’s made by Apple)

– Headphone Port / Built In Speakers / Docking Port

– Volume Up/Down Buttons

– Accelerometer/Ambient Light Sensor

– All iPhone/iPod Touch apps work on the iPad by “pixel doubling”, apps can be made specifically for the iPad

– 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash stoage

– 0.5 in. thin aluminum casing

– 10 hours of surfing the web, listening to music, or watching videos with up to a month of standby time

– No camera, Adobe Flash, or multitasking.

– WiFi Models ship in March (16GB for $499, 32GB for $599, 64GB for $699)

– WiFi & AT&T 3G Models ship in April (16GB for $629, 32GB for $729, 64GB for $629)

– AT&T Unlimited Plan for $29.99 per month, $14.99 for 250MB data. No cellular data (phone)

– 5 accessories will launch with the device: Docking/Keyboard stand, a leather case, a dock, camera connection kit, and power adapter

Apple has also added an “iBooks” app to the app store sponsored by 5 major publishers. The iBookstore will be available on all touch devices. Good luck, Kindle! Each app also features a revamped UI, and the background of the home screen can now be customized.