iPad : video and details

Posted: January 28, 2010 in Apple
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A stunning video of the iPad is available here : it demonstrates the power of multitouch, even further than iPhone’s user experience. The screen (9.7 inches) displays up to 1024*768 resolution (can play H264 movies in 720p at 30fps), at 132 ppi (163 ppi for the iPhone). The processor, A4, is custom made by Apple (team from PA Semi) and provides 10h battery life (1 Ghz frequency). Moreover it includes a more powerful 3D chipset than the iPhone 3GS.

The advanced OSX version provides a true desktop (dock, background, windows), and a giant virtual keyboard. Among applications we note iBooks, an ebook reader (with animated/simulated pages swipe), that looks like Delicious Library (with rotating effects, and animating – uses implicit Core Animation – when sorting), a full iTunes, Pages, Numbers et Keynote (10$ for each of these 3 desktop applications), Mail, Calendar, address book, Google Maps, all of these providing advanced multitouch features.

Applications and games from the AppStore (initially conceived for iPhone) can run in windowed mode, or double-sized mode. A dedicaed section will be added to the AppStore. The SDK is still available. Pricing will be 499$ for the 16Gb (Wifi) model – 629$ for Wifi+ 3G -, and availibility is in two months (June/July for 3G models in order to get carriers data plans).

We don’t know yet if a Logic version will be added by Apple.

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