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Looking dapper in jeans and a black mock turtle-neck, Steve Jobs took the stage today and officially introduced his iPad to the world. As we’ve been seeing and hearing from so many rumors as of late, it appears as if the iPhone got the super-size treatment, […]

Looking dapper in jeans and a black mock turtle-neck, Steve Jobs took the stage today and officially introduced his iPad to the world. As we’ve been seeing and hearing from so many rumors as of late, it appears as if the iPhone got the super-size treatment, complete with a home button.

At only half an inch thin, and sporting a 9.7″ screen, the iPad weighs in at only one and a half pounds. It’s powered by Apple’s very own chip – the A4 – ans “screams” at 1GHz. Available with 16, 32, or 64GB flash storage, and has 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. Oh, and you can run it for 10 hours (a month in standby!) while watching videos. Wow! So far, no mention of any cellular carrier connectivity. UPDATE: Carrier details below!

If you’re a current iPhone user, much of the interaction with the iPad looks to be very familiar. For instance, tilting the iPad gives you portrait or landscape viewing — both orientations support a lovely full screen keyboard. It also appears that the app icons on the “home screen” change orientation too.

The software — assumed to be iPhone version 4.0, SDK available now — appears quite familiar, but has been blown-up to support the larger screen. It appears also to allow custom background wallpaper, and sports a very OS X-like dock at the bottom of the screen. And of course, it runs iPhone Apps using “pixel doubling” for full screen mode, or sports a black frame in regular sized mode. As an aside, this looks sick for viewing the likes of New York Times and other ‘print media’ type web content.

We have yet to hear the price, but watch this space and we’ll updated as soon as we know.

UPDATE: We’re now finding out that there will be a 3G-capable version of the iPad, with service from AT&T starting at $14.99 for 250MB per month, and $29.99 for unlimited monthly usage. It’s pre-paid and there is no contract to deal with. International deals are projected to be worked out by June. All 3G models are unlocked, though and will work anywhere globally with new GSM micro SIMs.

As for pricing of the device itself, it starts at $499, which is a very low cost of entry. It will get you the 16GB base model without 3G. $599 will get you the 32GB Wi-Fi only model, and $699 will bump you up to 64GB. With 3G, the prices are $629, $729 and $829 respectively for the different storage capacities.

Shipping will take place within about 90 days for the 3G models, 60 days for those with Wi-Fi only.

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  1. Wow this is just great

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  2. Apple iPad Coverage: Across the GigaOM Network, and the Web – GigaOM Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    [...] Apple Introduces the iPad [...]

    1. Yea. Where’s the camera?

    2. ▀☆▄☆▀♫_τ∂τΦ•šΜυš↑ç_♫▀☆▄☆▀ Curt Wednesday, January 27, 2010

      Yeah, is there a camera on the 3G??

  3. thats it? just the ipad???

    where are iPhone, Aperture and iLife updates for the people who DON’T wan’t the “iMaxiPad”?

  4. Run Out Of Ideas????

  5. @curt – yeah, that’s kind of the problem with the Apple Rumormill. We all get hyped up about all the possible things the mystery device might do, and what we want it to do, and then it’s kind of a let down when it doesn’t live up to the unrealistic hype.

    @solefald – no kidding. I wanted Aperture in the worst way. Iwork got updated. yay. And that name – wow…

  6. Pretty disappointed….
    iPad is not a computer am I right? It is a big screen iTouch with 3G.

    1. I agree, Very disappointing, and at the cost of a windows laptop. When will Apple EVER lower there prices so that they match Microsoft’s or go even lower? That will be the day that I start buying a mac and accessories for myself.

    2. Sounds like someone is working for Microsoft…

    3. ♥pixel8design♥ gene Thursday, January 28, 2010

      Hey down there… here in MI, Meijer’s advertises, “Higher Standards, Lower Prices”.

      Well when it comes to Microsoft… it’s “Lower Prices, Lower Standards”. Apple has higher standards, and unfortunately higher prices. If you want to sacrifice the name Apple has made for itself then you probably wouldn’t even be seeing something like the iPad. You probably would have no clue about the functions of the iPod.

      In fact, we’d probably be just graduating from all-keyboarding to the generic mouse technology.

      Apple is worth it face it. :)

      Oh and I do NOT like that iPad name. For once, I’ll say “What were they THINKING?”

    4. Gene, I think you hit in on the head. This thin is not a full-on computer. Boo.

  7. No camera is a real bummer. Have to hope it will come in an ‘iPad 3Gs’ or similar redeux in time. I thought video iChat between iPad users would really be a nice selling point.

    1. WOW… I thought it would be alot better maybe a camera, and run leopard… I hope V2 comes out like SOON

  8. no USB, no webcam/camera, no multitasking. Sorry – I’m not buying it.

    1. There will be multitasking, as it will use the OS 4.0. iPhone / iPod Touch OS 4.0 will support multi task.

  9. Disappointment or elation is really immaterial right now. The key of this, IMHO, is that Apple has a $500 form factor product that already outdistances the Kindle, is far more portable than a Macbook and is a great portable laptop App plus gaming system. Everything will grow from there. Competition will be hard pressed to duplicate the combination of the Apps, the books and the viewing experience.

    Watch it grow. Yes it does have microphone and Skype will be there v soon.

  10. Hello iPad! | Disinformation Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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  11. @Rav – No camera, but it does have USB and a couple accessories like the SD card reader that use the USB through the dock connector. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with multitasking.

  12. They better up their game in version 2 of this. i’m a crazy Apple fanboy, yet disappointed.

    I do see the advances they made for the market as a whole, but c’mon Apple.. we were expecting more.

    Anyways guys, be jealous.. I already got my hands on the iPad mini, and I use it every day. And it makes phone calls! hhahahah

  13. How will it Print? Apple SW or 3rd party like on iPhone?
    Does it play all my iTunes music? Earphones included or extra?
    I was hoping for an ichat camera capability, tho I use Skype.

    1. If the iPad can print straightaway like the macbook can, now that would be a killer!

      And if it can run full featured Office!

  14. Apple ipad is gonna be a killer device. Maybe not in US or UK but it wud be a killer device in India… Just because of one reason iPhone and Touch have not really penetrated like in US or UK and most of the people over there will think it just as an bigger version of touch. 3 G is getting stabilized and moreover its exactly what everyone wud prefer, a mobile entertainment device with an excellent browser, The laptops are too much for people who use it only to browse or listen song or watch movies, thats what 70% does with an laptop.. And with a price tag of USD 500, this device is gonna make Microsofts, HPs, Dells cry and cut down their prices drastically.. I request apple not to delay its launch like iPhone or touch.. it would be a sever blow…. Apple has done their homework. its gonna be a hit with the masses if not for the niche..

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  19. At least the Microsoft tablet uses windows 7, this is just a big IPhone.

    1. So go and get that Win7 Tablet and be happy with it.

    2. ♥pixel8design♥ dubabay Thursday, January 28, 2010

      What’s so good about Windows 7? It’s just a nice name for “Yeah-this-is-the-seventh-or-so-time-we’re-trying-to-fix-bugs-in-our-operating-systems”

  20. So once again, I have to chose either to get the new tech toy and not be able to use it because of AT&T’s terrible 3G network coverage or wait and hope that Verizon will be invited to the party. Thanks Steve for nothing.

    1. On Apple’s website it says the 3g models will be unlocked to all providers that run on EDGE?GSM or UMTS/HSDPA. This is a nice option.

      http://theappleblog.com/2010/01/27/apple-introduces-the-ipad/

      “Also, here is a quote from the following page:
      The device is fully unlocked, so if you absolutely want to, you’re welcome to take it to any other GSM carrier of your choice”

      http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/apple-ipad-3g-service-plans-on-atandt-30-for-unlimited-data/

      I’m glad it isn’t stuck with AT&T!

  21. I don’t quite understand what the target market of a device like this is, if it has to compromise some of the iphone features? I have a macbook and an iphone and they seem to give me everything i need technology wise…

    …apart from a lomographic camera, but i doubt they could incorporate that as a feature…

    check out my blog!

    http://www.urbanoptimist.wordpress.com

  22. Verizon wouldn’t pay the price that AT&T paid to get the IPhone – and now that Verizon has the Motorola/Google Droid … well, the Droid is basically the same – some would say better because of the connectivity. If Verizon gets the IPhone either one of two things will probably happen: Either Apple will make a much smaller profit or the IPhone will cost so much that not many will buy it.

  23. I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed myself. However, I do agree that consecutive versions will weed out the the kinks and I’m looking forward to that. My husband is elated and has been talking all day about the announcement of the iPad.

  24. 3G – so I wonder if you can just slip the sim card from your iphone into it to get it working – sure you don’t get to use your iPhone at that moment – ok i’m cheap :)

    1. It uses micro-SIM cards not the regular ones.

  25. People keep comparing it to their phones and laptops. But hey is not either one. If they are not happy with it simply don’t buy it.

    It has somethings missing but this is a 1st gen device.

    I am still getting one as soon as it released and that do not mean I will drop my iMac, iPhone, iPodsssss or even my Win 7 machine. Their is plenty of room and each item has their strong and weak points. I maybe dropping my Kindle.

  26. Will the iPad Help Media? Possibly. Save Media? No. – GigaOM Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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  27. Photo Gallery: January 27 iPad Event Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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  28. I need to replace my iPod Touch. Hope the prices come down now that the iPad is loose in mac-land

  29. Whatever you say: this is just two things: 1) a big fat iPhone and 2) a big fat letdown.

  30. Will the iTablet help the media? Possibly. Save the media? No. Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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  32. Justifying the iPad: The Single Discordant Note in Steve’s Presentation « Tech News Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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  34. Everyone is so excited and blogging about this new device… I can’t wait to actually see it and play with it myself!

    1. Amen. I really want to hold one and form my own opinion. The responsiveness I’ve seen in videos looks awesome.

  35. iPad: Around the Network Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    [...] Josh Pigford and No one has commented In addition to our own coverage of the recently launched iPad, our fellow GigaOM sites have also been writing up their fair share of great perspective on [...]

  36. The software OS and the SDK for the iPad is 3.2:

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/sdk/

  37. Pathetic. What a waste of time, effort and opportunity to get a boot into a market with NO competition, and they give “us” this. Poorly thought out, no camera is insane. OS User interface looks like kindergarten has landed. We are not all stupid. Yeah books are great… thats cos they are BOOKS. I’m not lending you my iPad so you can read a book. There is no point in locking content down… Limewire, Vuze and Bittorrent will fix that. I still can’t see how you are supposed to use this on a flat desk… hunch over it ? type flat onto it… radio reveiwed this, and went on about the page turning, yawn. Please. Give it Skype, give it a camera, give it TomTom, give it a GPS, get real Apple. wake up. If only Microsoft wasn’t so useless Apple would be driven to actually making a real mark on the ground and creating product that WILL alter computing. Not just trying to dumb it down for the masses so they don’t get too confused. The masses are already confused, thats why they have a pen and paper.

    1. I’m not really addressing the bulk of your comments, but there is one point to clarify. The Wi-Fi + 3G model does assisted GPS and can run the TomTom app.

    2. Granted the TomTom is a software App, still can’t wait to see some twit use it on a desk… what does the charger look like ? Are batteries $400 ? Looking forward to the teardown to see what hardware is included and not utilised. IMHO, not convinced I really need another iPhone/iTouch with a bigger screen.

  38. Bare with them you guys. This is Apple were talking about.
    They know what their doing. They already have millions of products in line waiting to be released and trust me, an iPad with a camera is one of them.
    They are just slowly grabbing our attention with this model first just as they did with the iPhone.
    Just trust me, its coming.

    1. ♥pixel8design♥ Devin Thursday, January 28, 2010

      EXACTLY! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  39. Very excited to hear the announcement. I just feel bad for people with an accent when they go to the store and they’re asking for an iPad and the sales rep hands them an iPod. =)

  40. iPad: Around the Network « Tech News Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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  41. Very disappointed with the lack of a camera for video conferencing. Sorry no sale for now, I’ll wait for version 2.

  42. little disappointing, but definitely i’ll buy it.

  43. ♥pixel8design♥ Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Yeah I’d wait a bit for this one. Number one, the name stinks. Number two, there’s not camera. Number three, the fact that you need to sync it to a computer is kinda poopy. And I would get uncomfortable holding it.

    But it DOES open up a door of technology and it’s beautiful, like everything else Apple! :D

  44. I really, really hope I’m not being mean, but…

    Whose idea was it to give it that name?

    The iPad? Why not the iSlate or the iTab or something less prone to jokes?

  45. Well, I probably won’t get the first generation but I bet they’ll come out with all those features we want like the camera and whatnot in the later generations. I’ll get it when they get all the kinks out and have some more cool things on it. :)

  46. Will the iPad Help Media? Possibly. Save Media? No. | Robust Tech Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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  47. Looks very attractive and innovative. I hope Apple will incorporate features people want in their next version.

    my Apple iPad review

  48. $499? Seriously? I know it is the latest thing and seems very innovative, but that price seems a little ridiculous to me.

  49. iReject

    http://lawandesalil.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/ireject/

    Do we need another device that does pretty much the same only with a bigger screen?

    And why does every “first gen apple” device always have a lack of something or the other? When all other device manufacturers pull the stops, why does Apple have to hold back on its consumers?

  50. Apple does give real effort to their devices. Why don’t you come up with a small hand held device for field video editing. It will be installed with final cut which therefore will enable capture and editing. It should also have fast internet to allow sending of the movie via the internet.
    Am sure it would be a very popular device among we news makers.

  51. Overall it looks great, and to be honest the lack of a camera and some of the other stuff are probably due to apple wanting a headline grabbing price.

    What kills me, is that they had the chance to let you run multiple iphone apps together, side by side even – that would have been REALLY COOL. Of course since thats a pure software issue it means we could get it in OS v4.0

    Think I’ll wait to see the new iphone before I decide where to spend my hard earned cash!

  52. i like…

    but my bank account wouldn’t…

    :(

  53. They better up their game in version 2 of this. i’m a crazy Apple fanboy, yet disappointed.

    I do see the advances they made for the market as a whole, but c’mon Apple.. we were expecting more.

  54. Adult Social Network Thursday, January 28, 2010

    To be honest, I dont think this will work out!

    It is the size of a laptop – has less functionalities and is not very comfortable to use and work. If you want a mobile device – there is the Iphone, if you want a pc – there are many laptops that are under 1kg and are great..

    my 2cents

  55. oh.. and there’s just one more thing..

    “best device for surfing the web” and “does not support flash”

    This is inexcusable for such as supposedly powerful platform.

  56. The iPad screen is too small and needs more display resolution at least 1280×800 – that black border is wasted space. A larger 15″ display would be welcomed by older readers. This is another damn 21st century smart computing device targeting today’s electronic gizmo consuming youth culture who can put up with tiny screens on their mobile computing devices. Where’s the SD memory card slot!!! Typical PDF textbooks don’t need much space but come on Apple, I have massive amounts of multimedia content that would be nice to access on this type of device. Otherwise, a very stylish device but I’ll wait for v2.

  57. BusinessAdvantage Thursday, January 28, 2010

    What a waste of money! I know Apple are suppose to be “innovative” and “exciting” but this is just a BIG Iphone! nothing new here – just a waste of time and resource by the looks of it. I will be very surprised if this doesn’t flop. Seriously, if I wanted a small computer I’d spend the money on a decent netbook that has wireless technology.

  58. As a photographer, the big think that I was interested in was the ability to transfer images via the optional camera connector. The idea of reviewing images in the field on a 10 inch (or so) screen without carrying a laptop around REALLY makes me go HHHHmmmmm.

    But, I think that I’ll be waiting till it is closer to the end of the year. Let them work any potential bugs out and come out with more options.

  59. Photo Gallery: January 27 iPad Event « Apple News Daily Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  60. Yes there’s no camera, but srsly, don’t you get it? What better excuse for buying a 2nd iPad with integrated camera in a year or so?

    Check my Top 10 reasons to Buy the Apple iPad! ;)
    http://www.bealoud.com/technology/apple-ipad/

  61. Imagine if this had a camera in it. That would make it so much better, particularly for bloggers. It has the potential to be a great tool for the spontaneous blog post, but I think it is really hindered by its ability to publish multimedia content.

  62. I do not see the point of having the laptop as it just looks like a huge i-phone i know my brother will be wanting one of these lol

  63. Who Will Buy an iPad? Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  64. Will the iPad Boost Desktop Sales? Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  65. Curtis Copeland Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Apple has always focused in reinventing the way people interact with computers. This is a bridge between a full featured laptop and an iPhone. It is not meant to be a workhorse for a wedding photographer processing 2,000 images. It is for those who want portable computing in an Apple-esque form. It is not for everyone. It is simple. It is brilliant. Just the way Apple works.

    Curtis

    Miami Photographers

  66. [...] P.S. I find the iPad amusing (well, not the product, but the name). Read about it here! [...]

  67. An Inkling of Things to Come for the iPad Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  68. “You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” – Steve Jobs

  69. It seems so excited but I think there is a very big factor of exaggeration for promote it.

  70. I’m looking forward to trying the iPad out. It is way more portable and accessible than a lap top and will be a great addition to the lab. We’re also covering this. http://cbt20.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/want-an-ipad-for-surfing-at-your-lab/

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  73. iPad Buying Guide Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  74. iPad Buying Guide | Bookbee Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  75. iPad and the Mobile Computer: Will the iPad Boost Desktop Sales? | Bookbee Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  76. iPad: Around the Network | Bookbee Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  77. Photo Gallery: January 27 iPad Event | Bookbee Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  78. iPad Buying Guide « Tech News Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  79. iPad and the Mobile Computer: Will the iPad Boost Desktop Sales? « Tech News Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  80. Who Will Buy an iPad? « Tech News Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  81. An Inkling of Things to Come for the iPad « Tech News Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  82. iPod touch Now Outselling iPhone « Tech News Thursday, January 28, 2010

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  83. The only genre I see this iPad being successful is in the “reader” group (ie: Kindle, Sony Reader, etc.)

    Downfalls: No multi-tasking, no camera, no software – just apps, no Flash still, and no advancement in keyboard/touch mechanics.

    Shame, I had high hopes being a Mac fan (have 24″ iMac, 2 iPhones and Macbook). Seems like just an oversized iPhone.

  84. I have one suggestion: Sell now.

  85. Can it be used as a phone?

  86. Apple Introduces the iPad | Iphone Blog Friday, January 29, 2010

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  87. ‘….it appears as if the iPhone got the super-size treatment,…’. Can it operate as one though?

    1. no, it’s not a phone. However, it appears Apple has opened up the restrictions for apps, and they can now perform VOIP functions, so skype may not be farfetched…

  88. Could the iPad Be My New Travel Computing Device? – WebWorkerDaily Friday, January 29, 2010

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  90. Could the iPad Be My New Travel Computing Device? « Coworking Congress Friday, January 29, 2010

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  91. The Beginning of the End for Jobs Friday, January 29, 2010

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  92. iPod touch Now Outselling iPhone « The Apple Blog (WPAutomate Demo) Friday, January 29, 2010

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  93. Thanks Nick

  94. The Beginning of the End for Jobs « Apple News Daily Friday, January 29, 2010

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  96. The Beginning of the End for Jobs « Tech News Friday, January 29, 2010

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  97. The iPad is going to be huge. New apps to come and version 2 will rock!
    ( ps it has it all over Netbooks )

  98. Business Uses for the iPad Monday, February 1, 2010

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  99. Business Uses for the iPad | Bookbee Monday, February 1, 2010

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  100. Business Uses for the iPad « Tech News Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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  101. Market Share: OS X, Safari Flat; iPhone OS Slows in January Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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  102. Rumor Has It: The iPad Camera Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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  103. Are Most Looking at the iPad With the Wrong Perspective? Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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  125. “Well when it comes to Microsoft… it’s “Lower Prices, Lower Standards”. Apple has higher standards, and unfortunately higher prices.”

    Oh God, another insecure Apple nutcase. Apple doesn’t have higher standards. Their products are no better than PC products, and do nothing a much cheaper PC couldn’t do. Apple uses it’s over-priced, over-hyped hardware to subsidize their software. That coupled with the small market share is the reason they charge ridiculous prices.

    As for the iPad, it’s one of the most poorly thought out products I’ve ever seen. Nobody asked for a 10 inch iPod Touch, and that’s all this is.

    1. Don’t be such a silly person. There are scads of independent reports about the the fact that Apple’s products are of a higher standards then the low-end to middle-level PCs. It’s a fact: Cost of ownership for apple products are lower because of their quality. I have had zero computer failures since 1983 when i bought my first Mac. I have kept each one for an average of 5 yrs. My friends in the PC world are envious. Thiers die after less than 3-4 years. And have way more problems and ned repairs to various components. Read and Weep my friend.

  126. “They already have millions of products in line waiting to be released and trust me, an iPad with a camera is one of them.”

    Still a poor product, even with a camera. It’s just a 10 inch iPod Touch. There are tablet PCs that destroy this product.

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    1. You are a wanker aren’t you. Confess yourself. Your hands are full of warts. Shame Shame on you you little shaker.

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  128. iPad Development Thursday, October 7, 2010

    Very excited to hear the announcement. I just feel bad for people with an accent when they go to the store and they’re asking for an iPad and the sales rep hands them an iPod.
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