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The Apple iPad - Features, Specs and Pricing

Updated on January 30, 2010
simply gorgeous!
simply gorgeous!

Welcome to tomorrow

Finally! Apple has released not just the blue prints for its much-gossiped iPad but the real deal itself. After so much conspiracy theories and much scrambling from competitors, the iPad is on its way to making manifest what all the techie geeks and fashionistas have been dreaming about. It's here. Now.



The iPad touts an expansive Multi-Touch screen that works from any orientation and allows viewing of the whole web page at a time. It also brags of vibrant colors and crispt text. So no more squinting and cursing under your breath. The web is viewable and readable as it should be. But it doesn't end there. As it is touch-screen, navigation is also made easier for the finger - with just a flick you can go up and down, from thumbnails to zooms.

One-way viewing of your emails is also no more. The iPad allows viewing in landscape, portrait and split-screen. It also has a keyboard for composing you own. And of course, it also works well with virtually all the email providers known to man.

The photo viewing application is also masterful. Scanning through each picture is fun experience as it bundles pictures not in an album format but in stacks. The iPad also functions as a digital photo frame which could come in handy while it is charging or simply docked.

Your choice of full-screen or wide-screen. No buttons in sight. All HD all the time.

Apple Apps
And if the features above aren't enough to whet your appetite, iPad comes with Apple's lineup of applications to sync wiyh your other Apple gadgets - iPod, iTunes, iBooks etc.

But wait, there's more!
Applications, that is. There's applications for Satellite and Street View images/maps, notes, a dedicated YouTube app, calendar and scheduler, and contacts organizing.



  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously


  • 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive


  • 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip


  • Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system


Wi-Fi model

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G

  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only2
  •  Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  •  Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)


                       16 GB      32 GB      64 GB
Wi-Fi                $499       $599        $699
Wi-Fi + 3G       $629       $729        $829




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