Apple announces iPad, ending months of speculation

Aaron Baker
Writer from  Dallas, TX
| January 27, 2010

As expected, Apple formally announced the iPad this afternoon, the company's new tablet computer.  Ranging from $499 to $829, the iPad will be available in 60 days. 

The specs:

  • 1GHz Apple A4 processor (yep, the company's own processor)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Accelerometer and compass
  • 9.7-inch screen
  • 10 hour battery life, with a month standby
  • Available in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB configurations (flash storage)

The iPad will be sold in Wi-Fi and 3G cellular configurations, with the latter being offered by AT&T.  The plans are pre-paid, and are priced at $14.99 for 250 MB per month, and $29.99 for unlimited data per month.  The carrier is offering free Wi-Fi hotspot use as well.

Full iPad specifications can be found at

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