After eons of anticipation and rumors, Apple finally unleashed its latest creation, the iPad, Wednesday morning in San Francisco.
Jobs took a trip down memory lane (1976) before talking about the future.
Steve Jobs talked about creating a device somewhere between a laptop and an iPhone before holding up the iPad.
Showing off the attachments in iPad's e-mail, which looks a lot like the iPhone Mail client.
Steve Jobs demonstates Safari on the iPad.
The iPad is a half inch thin, weighs just 1.5 pounds, and has a 9.7 inch display. The display uses IPS technology to give users a wide viewing angle. The 1GHz Apple A4 is a processor, graphics, I/O, and everything in one chip.
A demo of the MLB app shows that you can navigate league scoreboard across the top. The app shows you every throw, and you can tap any player to flip open baseball card. Across the bottom of the screen you can see box score, field, line up, and summary.
A peek at the new iBookstore which allows you to purchase books and download them right to your iPad.
Hitting the iBookstore button flips it around. You can get a sample of a book before buying it and when you buy it, the book downloads right onto the bookshelf. Just tap if you want to read it. Tap anywhere on the right to flip forward, on the left to flip back. Drag page if you want to slowly turn the page.
There are completely new versions of Keynote, Pages, and Numbers designed just for the iPad.
In the US, telecoms charge about $60 a month for data plans for laptop, but Apple has two separate plans for iPad owners.
The iPad has a large, onscreen QWERTY keyboard.
Apple showed some of the iPod's accessories, including a dock with a keyboard. Just slide your iPad into it.
Another iPad accessory is this case, which doubles as a stand for typing or watching video.
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