Friday, January 29, 2010
The Apple Tablet aka the iPad is here. It feels like a dream. Just a few days ago noone thought that it was going to happen. All of the far fetched rumors made it impossible to believe but in actuality most of the rumors came true. The tech specs are as follows:
- 1GHZ processor courtesy of Apple's very own A4 chip
- 9.7 inch oleophobic IPS screen
- 1/2 inch thin build
- Aluminum backing and full glass screen with black bezel
- 10 hour battery life; 1 month standby time
- e-Book store called iBooks
- modified iWork suite to work with the capacitive touch screen
- AT&T 3G coverage (on select models)
- Built in speakers, microphone and 3.5 mm headphone jack
Although the iPad and the iPhone don't look alike on the outside they have very similar software. Besides the fact that the iPad's backdrop is customizable both the iPhone and this tablet feature the same home screen. The come with the same standard apps. They also have the same format. You could only have four apps in each row and 4 apps in the dock. It is a bit spacious but I have a feeling that this will be fixed in a soon-to-come software update.
Even though this device is "truly magical and revolutionary" and a whole new segment to the tech world Apple has enabled the Tablet to access and use all the apps from the iPhone and iPod Touch appstore. You don't have to do any hacking, "it all just works".
The iPad allows you to connect to AT&T's 3G network; not only at a cheap price ($14.99 for 250 mb and $30.00 for unlimited data) but also as a pay-as-you-go plan. You are under no contract and you can cancel at any time without having to pay an extra fee. That means all us Teens On Da Rise can have internet wherever we have cellphone coverage; and our parents have no reason to say no because they don't have to sign a pesky contract.
To say that this gadget is a beauty inside and out is an understatement.