Apple announces iPad, ending months of speculationAaron Baker - Director, Content and Partnerships
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.
- 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 http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/.
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