Here are the highlights of the Apple iPad event from January 27th, 2010.
Apple Event: 01-27-10: The iPad
“Sold our 250 Millionth iPod”.
Retail Store: 284 Retail stores worldwide.
Holiday Quarter, over 50 Million visitors
App Store: over 140,000 applications in the App Store
3 Billionth Application download within around 18 months
Apple was started in 1976 34 Years later, 15.6 Billion in Revenue
Over $50 Billion a year company.
Revenue is from iPods, iPhones and Macs. Apple is a Mobile Devices company.
Apple stacks up, largest mobile devices company in the world. Larger than Sony’s Mobile devices, Bigger than Samsung’s mobile devices, By revenue, bigger than Nokia.
Apple invented first laptop. It came with TFT screen.
Apple reinvented the phone with the iPhone.
Devices between Phones and Macs must be far better at some things.
Browsing the Web
Enjoying Music collection
Some thought a Netbook. “Problem is that Netbooks aren’t better at anything”. “They’re just cheap laptops”.
Customize your own background
Browse the web. Best Browsing experience you’ve ever had.
Albums are shown as stacks of photos. Flip through them
Built-in Address book
Maps that works with “Google’s backend”.
Youtube, including in high-def
“Awesome to watch movies”
Much more intimate than a laptop and more capable than a smartphone.
Maps: includes street view
9.7 inch IPS display
Full capacitive multi-touch
1GHz Apple A4 Chip. Memory, I/O, Processor, Graphics all in one chip.
16GB – 64GB Flash storage
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Speaker, Microphone, 30-pin connector, Accelerometer, and Compass
10 hours of Battery life.
Over a month of standby
“Stand on [Amazon’s] shoulders and go beyond that”
Bookshelf (looks like Delicious library)
Portrait will show both pages
iBooks Store: Fully integrated with iBooks
Rest of the ‘publishers’ starting on the 27th of January, 2010.
‘New’ badge shows which items are new.
Tapping left goes back, right goes to next page
Five fonts to choose from Baskerville, Cochin, Palatino, Times new Roman and Verdana. All come with the ability to change font sizes.
Epub Format, most popular open book format in the world.
Keynote: Runs in landscape orientation
can arrange slides in groups
Text only in landscape mode
auto-wrap around images, even when moving image
Multiple keyboards available
Forms can manipulate tables
Three completely new applications
compatible with iWork Mac versions
Easily Connect to projectors
WiFi + 3G
Two Data Plans:
250MB of data per month $14.99
Unlimited data $29.99 per month
Breakthrough deal with AT&T
Free Use of Wifi Hotspots for iPad Wifi + 3G
Activated on iPad
pre-pay, No contract – cancel anytime
International deals by June – July
iPad 3G models are unlocked
Uses new GSM Micro SIMs
Wifi 16GB $499
Wifi 32GB $599
Wifi 64GB $699
Wifi+3G 16GB $629
Wifi+3G 32GB $729
Wifi+3G 64GB $829
Worldwide availability 60 days
Wifi + 3G models in 90 days
Dock. Picture Frame with slideshow
Keyboard dock. Full size mechanical keyboard
Cover: Protection for iPad, stand for stepping and stand for watching movie
iPad Tech Specs