The Apple tablet is called…iPad. It’s a giant iPhone. It looks good. 10 hrs battery use, a month standby. (Not sure I believe that.) More later. Meanwhile, Engadget is updating live.
Update: The iBooks display looks really good: you can change font, look at contents page and go to specific pages. Uses ePub. Partnering with 5 of the Big 6 (I didn’t see Random mentioned).
5 thoughts on “iPad!”
It looks cool. They surprised me at first with the $500 price point. I figured it would be $600-800. But then I read it's another $130 for the 3G version. I wouldn't want it without that.
I'd like to have one to sample and try the reading on that screen for long periods vs an e-ink screen. I'm skeptical about it.
I wonder if we'll be able to buy books from the iBook store and read them on other devices. Like iTunes. Seems like a no-brainer, but I saw no mention of that. And oddly, no mention of printing.
It has page numbers!
iPad sounds like a great product! But maybe they should have named it iSlate as a tribute to Slow River ;-)
Jennifer, no mention of a lot of things. I'm waiting for the release of the cool product video they'll make/have made. But, yep, *wow* on the page numbers and the font-changing!
Ivan, they should have called it a slate, absolutely. (Oooh, think of the mileage I could have got from that one.) iPad is a dumb name. Don't they have any women working at Apple. iPad, available in Light, Maxi, and Super (tip of the hat to SmartBitches…
iSlate would've been a much cooler name!
I always loved Slow River…
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