The iPad up close
The iPad has arrived in the Macworld offices. As part of our coverage of this compelling new Apple product, we offer a brief video tour of it and some of Apple’s companion accessories.
- Format: MPEG-4/H.264
- Resolution: 480 x 272 (iPhone & iPod compatible)
- Size: 26MB
- Length: 11 minutes, 53 seconds
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In the first part of the video I show off a few of Apple’s iPad accessories. They include the $39 Apple iPad Case, the included 10W Power Adapter, the $69 iPad Keyboard Dock, and the $29 iPad Dock Connector.
During my tour of the iPad I take a look at a variety of applications. They include Mail, Safari, Calendar, Contacts, iTunes, Reuters News Pro for iPad, New York Times Editors Choice, Marvel Comics, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List, and Labyrinth 2 HD. Mail, Safari, Calendar, Contacts, and iTunes are included with the iPad. The others are all designed specifically for the iPad and are available now from the App Store.
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[Jason Snell is the editorial director for Macworld.]
- Solid and speedy hardware
- Big, bright touchscreen
- Large collection of apps
- Music and video apps could be better
- Heavier and harder to hold than a dedicated e-book reader
- External keyboard needed for long-form typing chores