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The iPad, by Apple, has been released.

April 7, 2010

The iPad, Apple's much anticipated TabletPC, has been released.

With the Apple iPad released, the acceptance of TabletPC's seems solid with the iPad resulting in huge sales thus far.

The iPad is a TabletPC.  A TabletPC is generally a personal computer without a physical keyboard, the input to which is via touch screen.

The Apple iPad, released recently, has a screen approximately the size of a laptop computer.

Apple is renowned for producing high quality easy to use products which have been widely adopted by users.  These products include the iPod and the iPhone, as well as the Mac range of Personal Computers.

The release of the Apple iPad was much anticipated and led to long queues of users wanting to buy one.

The iPad boasts the multi-touch screen, many applications, a  long battery life, wide viewing angle, audio/video amongst other great features. 

The Apple iPad features include: *

  • 'Multi-Touch' screen input.
  • Landscape and Portrait screen orientation.
  • iBooks (eBook)  capability.
  • Safari web browser.
  • Mail.
  • Photos and Videos.
  • iTunes capability.
  • iPad Apps.
  • Ability to run iPhone Apps.
  • Maps.
  • Notes.
  • Calendar.
  • Contacts.
  • Accessibility (ease of use for disabled).
  • iWork.
  • Keynote Presentations. 

And for the technically minded: *

  • 9.6" LED backlit 'Mutli-Touch' screen.
  • 1024x768 resolutions.
  • 16G, 32G or 64Gig Flash Drive.
  • 1 Ghz Apple A4 processor.
  • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.
  • Approx 10 hours battery usage.
  • Built in speaker.
  • Microphone.
  • Headphone jack.
  • VGA adapter.
  • USB cable.
  • MicroSD card tray.*

Apple iPads can also include:  *

  • WiFi model. *
  • 3G model to be released later. *

* Please note, not all Apple iPad features necessarily available in all models nor available yet for sale.

It should also be noted that multi-tasking is not yet available with the iPad.  iPad multi-tasking should come with subsequent releases of the Apple iPad, hopefully later this year.

The Apple iPad released in the US should be available for International use in the next few months.

Stay tuned for more Apple iPad news as this TabletPC is sure to have a major impact on the technology in use over the future,


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