Apple in April? The iPad is a tablet computer created from Apple Inc. On January 27, 2010 Apple announced the new development. The iPad is similar to the iPhone and iPod touch, it had the same operating system (iPhone OS). The difference is that the iPad is a larger 9.7-inch LED backlit multi-touch display with a pixel resolution of 1024x768. It has 16 to 64 gigabytes of flash memory, 1 gigahertz Apple A4 processor, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 30 pin dock connector to sync with iTunes and connect wired accessories.
Apple has announced two different models of the iPad. One model with 802.11n Wi-Fi and the other model with 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G (able to connect to cellular networks) and has assisted GPS. Starting on March 12 customers in the USA that are interested in the iPad can preorder it. The Wi-Fi version will be available April 3 and the Wi-Fi + 3G will be available at the end of April. The Wi-Fi + 3G iPad will be unlocked so it can be used on other mobile carriers that support GSM micro-SIMs. 3G will be provided in the U.S. by AT&T and sold with two prepaid contract-free data plan options: one for unlimited data and the other for 250 MB/month at half the price. The plans will be activated on the iPad itself and can be canceled at any time.
To control the iPad and the software it runs you mostly use the multi-touch touch screen display. The iPad also has external buttons for sleep, mute and controlling the volume as well as a button to return to the home screen. Apple will also be introducing several iPad accessories, such as the iPad case, the keyboard dock, and the camera connection kit. Like the iPhone, the iPad will only run software downloaded from the Apple App Store.
The iPad has several neat features. It’s a futuristic looking computer and I think that people are looking forward to the iPad release.