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Why Should I Buy An Apple Ipad?

Updated on April 29, 2011

Apple Ipad is all around the news nowadays. Also, there is lot of buzz around the world surrounding the features, specs, operating system, software, and accessories related to Ipad. Some people are saying ipad is not worth as it does not have a camera and some are saying that it is really cool and has loads of new features and can take place of a laptop and many more things, so it proves that there are million of people who are looking for information on Ipad on the Internet and most of them have one single question, “WHY SHOULD I BUY AN APPLE IPAD”? So today via this article, I will tell you how ipad is worth its money and why you should buy it. Now let us first of all learn, “WHAT IS AN APPLE IPAD?” IPAD is a tablet with a touch screen that operates on Apple’s platform, no no not OS X but similar to iPhone. Now let us go a bit further and imagine that an iPod touch has a 10-inch screen and is capable to provide us lightening fast Internet surfing and browsing combined with a wide variety of useful applications. Now this is pretty much the Apple IPAD in a nutshell. Now after going through what is an ipad today, I will share with you some information on a variety of new features that IPAD has. I will just lay the facts in front of you and leave up to you to DECIDE WHETHER YOU WANT TO BUY AN IPAD OR NOT.

Apple Ipad Price and Features

For your information, Apple IPAD has a 9.5-inch screen with 1024 by 768 pixel display resolution that is specially designed to browse and read eBooks. The weight of Ipad is just 1.5 ounces. It is 0.5 inch thick. Interestingly, this Apple’s new device comes with flash drives of 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB. This is where the money part comes, as the basic IPAD 16GB with Wi-Fi will cost you around $499 and 16GB with Wi-Fi plus 3G is around $629, 32 GB with Wi-Fi around $599, 32GB with WiFi plus 3G around $729. 64GB with Wi-Fi is around $699 and 64GB with both Wifi and 3G around $829. You must be thinking after having a look on Ipad’s pic that it resembles the iPhone, then why it is so expensive but I will assure you that IPAD is much more than an iphone and I am gong to prove it through this article. So read on…

Ipad has Large Screen and User-Friendly Keypad

Ipad’s plus size large screen allow you to see with much more freedom and you can browse through the websites like you are browsing in a laptop with little if any restrictions. The on-screen keyboard is really easy to type on and also resembles that of a laptop in terms of its size whereas the keypad of iPhone is sometimes really difficult to work on.

Hardware Features of Apple Ipad Are Amazing

The hardware features of iPad include built-in speakers, digital compass, microphone, ambient light sensor, etc.

Once fully charged, Ipad’s battery lasts for an average of 10 hours and according to Apple, you can spend these 10 hours watching your favorite videos or movies, surfing the web, listening to music, and going through your favorite apps.

Operating System and Software – Ipad Versus Iphone

A large part of controversy surrounding Apple IPAD has to do with the fact that ipad is not working with Mac OS X or anything like that but it is working on an operating system much more advanced than Iphone’s. Ipad’s applications are streamlined to right of Apple Application Store and it is really interesting to note that IPAD has the capability of running almost every application that works on iPhone, but iphone applications will be re-sized to fit large screen and resolution of Ipad. Also, these apps can get reduced proportionally to resemble an iPhone screen.

Moreover, Apple made a revolutionary move by including IPAD iBooks with more than 150,000 touch optimized apps. This groundbreaking decision of Apple has marked a new age for app developers and I am pretty sure that by this time many software developers would have already started to design IPAD specific applications. Some may have also optimized iPhone applications with IPAD to work concurrently on many levels. One of them is the recognition feature of the application that automatically resizes the output resolution fit entire screen of IPAD.

Ipad Wireless Connectivity

Ipad connectivity features help you to sync it with iTunes. Also two different versions of wireless connectivity are available with Ipad. One version relies on Wi-Fi connection, and other relies on 3G connectivity. Ipad connectivity is not limited to only one carrier and you do not need a contract. Ipad is shipped opened so that you can use with any available carriers in addition to AT&T.

Ipad Bluetooth Connectivity

IPAD also has Bluetooth connectivity which enables it to connect to Apple wireless keyboards and Apple wireless headphones plus other accessories. If you do not want to buy a wireless headset, no problem at all, as IPAD comes with 3.5-mm headphone jack connector. Also, if you think that the Ipad’s 10-inch screen is too small for you, you can connect it with an external display or screen with a VGA adapter.

More Features of Ipad

Your Ipad comes with exciting new features such as maps, music, and videos from iTunes, mobile browsing becoming faster with safari, photos, stunning interface for YouTube, notes, completely redesigned calendar, and amazing multi-touch functions come loaded in your IPAD make this device different and unique from its competitors.

So the above were some amazing features and specs of Ipad in comparison with others. Now what do you think of Apple’s Ipad? Do you want to buy it now? Yes. Best of luck.


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    • soni2006 profile image

      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Euro

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      Anastasia Kingsley 5 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Hi Soni2006,

      I wrote a similar article on the new iPad (3, but they don't call it that). Its main attractions are its technologically advanced retina screen and its ability to record. The main thing I would buy it for (besides just enjoying, LOL) is to write hubs and blogs while traveling from place to place. I live on an island so I spend a good 5-10 hours a week or more in transit.

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      seanorjohn 6 years ago

      I pads are great. But getting them insured is costly

      My son got his stolen after 6weeks. We thought we were insured but wasn't. Great hub and info though. Voted up.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Pavitra. I will check your hub on Ipad 2.

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      Pavitra Shetty 6 years ago

      Nice hub! I recently wrote an hub on iPad2 too, but I am a newbie.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Every time a newer version of a digital or electronic product is launched, it is more advanced and more userfriendly. This is the way a company make profits by involving continuous research and innovation in its products and it is for sure that Apple is best in doing all this. So let's wait for the iPad 2 to come in the market. Best of luck.

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      Misty May 7 years ago

      I'm in love with the iPad but I still plan on waiting for the iPad 2 to come out. It is said that it sould be out around summer time and be updated with more features and be a little less expensive. Even so the iPad is amazing!

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      Bird is the Word 7 years ago

      The iPad is neat, but as a Wintel/Linux user this seemed to be a limited internet experience. Being that I enjoy vlogging on Youtube and I could not get into my account nor does the iPad come with a webcam (next version will come with one) this is a deal breaker for me.If you know of a way the iPad can access YouTube account to post vids please inform me. $600 starting and $50 a month fee for connectivity with data limits is a bit much to ask for.A great toy none the less.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Nice hub, good convincing power LOL anyway yes I really would love to buy one but cash is not available yet....though I have two Laptop computer already, I guess to have one like this will still have a great use to me... love it really

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      mon012 7 years ago from NYK

      wow, good positive great hub

      we love apple design .... cheer !!!

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      Gunsnroses 7 years ago

      I purchased the original not long after it was released in the 64gb flavor. I wasn't terribly impressed having been an Apple user for fifteen years and an iphone user. It was not such a revelation to me. I returned it due to lack of a native Korean keyboard (which has been resolved by 4.2) after a few days. I plan on purchasing the 2nd generation as it will have facetime integration actually making the ipad a viable purchase.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @Loren's Gem, deancortez, Muktu, and theipadtester, thanks for your comments.

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      theipadtester 7 years ago

      They're going to bring 3D to the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, and for now there's only mention of the Apple devices.Came across this piece of information while doing a survey on this and thought would share it.It would be great.

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      Muktu 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great info. I have an ipod touch and have been thinking about upgrading for some time.

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      deancortez044 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      I'm still wondering whether to buy an iPad. I know the next 2.0 version will be dramatically improved. Maybe I should just wait...

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      Loren's Gem 7 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

      Great hub Soni! For a writer on the go, which do u recommend - ipad or netbook? Not so many apps are needed, just a lightweight, compact writer's companion is a must. :-)

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Entourage_007, thanks for sharing your ipad experience with us.

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Great Hub, I really enjoy my ipad and its amazing how useful the bluetooth capability is when you are listening to music in the car or on any other music device that is bluetooth-ready.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot chipsdigitalpc and MusicTechGuy for your comments.

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      MusicTechGuy 7 years ago

      I don't know what I did before I got my iPad!

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      chipsdigitalpc 7 years ago from California

      iPads are overheating in summer heat. . . I wrote about this . . or read about it in any tech forum.

      iPad is a fashion statement-it does far less than a 350.00 netbook can do.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for the link Joliejoe. We will check it out.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am glad that I was able to convince you Cari. Happy buying. Thanks for the comment.

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      Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Great review - you convinved me that not only do I want one, I need one!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, it is really a great gadget indeed Haris. Critics are always there for each and every new thing but when the new technology or trend becomes popular, these critics become invisible.

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      Haris Amin 7 years ago from Mars

      i still remember when ipad made its debut... critics went all nuts ... like hey! its just an i phone on steroids and stuff like that . But look at it now whole word i going icrazy, apple always thinks about what its doing so apple ipad to me is another great gadget by apple.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi febriedethan, I am glad that you found my review wonderful enough to leave a comment.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia gadget, thank you for wonderful review.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Glare, do if you can as Apple iPad is a great innovation of this century.

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      Glare 7 years ago from Washington DC area

      Wow maybe I should save up for this lol

      I love Apple products!!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Peteong and Better Yourself for your supportive comments.

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      Better Yourself 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Great article! You really enlightened me about all the hype surround iPad. Bad thing, though, about not supporting Flash. Adobe is fighting Apple about this.

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      Peteong 7 years ago from Morecambe

      Hi Soni2006

      This is an awesome hubs page, My friend has got an ipad he has a loads of ebooks, it looks so good im thinking of getting one. I already know where to get the ebooks from, are they really that good tho, other than ebooks i think itune vids would be awsome on the ipad, you have convinced me more, to get one its just saving the pennies. Thanks again Soni2006

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much jammy007.

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      jammy007 7 years ago

      Man, you've got some really good hubbing skills.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi BrifFun, congratulations for pre-booking your Apple Ipad. Waiting for your review after you use it. Yes I agree for the flash support.

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      BritFun 7 years ago from Oxford

      Pre-Ordered mine yesterday - should get it on launch day (28th May) here in the UK. Certainly looking forward to it - though I'd much prefer if it supported Flash.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @L3B0, don't worry Apple will release Ipad for international sale by end of May.

      @fastfreta, best of luck for buying your iPad dear and also thanks for the digg and bookmark.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      I had already decided to buy one, (when I could afford it), however you've made me want it even more, because now I understand the complete workings of it. I'm going to sell some of my clothes to get one. LOL! Thank you so much soni2006 for this soooo informative hub. I'm going to bookmark and digg this one.

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      L3B0 7 years ago

      I want one soooo BAD!! :(

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi suny51. Thanks for your views on buying an apple iPad, but I think 3G is already available, though I am not sure. What do you say?

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      suny51 7 years ago

      not right now,connectivity problem,connects via wyfy only.may be next ver. when 3g is available.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for the visit and feedback thevoice.

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      thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

      terrific computer hub work thanks