Apple started off the event with a run through of the companies history and successes and is now the largest mobile device market in the world, bigger than samsung, motorola, nokia. Their retail locations now number 284 retail locations with 50 million visitors to their retail locations that can now stock the new iPad.
The new device seeks to replace your entertainment and gaming system with its mac tablet which Steve claims is much easier than a Netbook. While the device seems to be fairly easy to use, for email, photos, calendar, reading the paper or watching Tv shows on YouTube or iTunes, it does seem to be just a larger iPod.
Similar to a number of new tablet devices it auto rotates the screen to change the perspective which is not cutting edge but does make for easier readability. The device seems very similar to the Microsoft surface in how you use and view items, and it appears that the device is using more Google products against the popular thoughts that they were dropping it in favour of Bing.
The portrait and landscape mode allows for slightly different ways to interact with the device and it also shows its true media potential with the ability to playback HD quality video from YouTube or iTunes. The resolution of the device seems to match what people expect from a LCD monitor so could it replace your current Mac monitor?
The device is thiner than any netbook on the market, with a 9.7 inch IPS display powered by a 1GHz Apple A4 chip, with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a 16GB to 64GB storage. It also offers full capactitive multi-touch with 10 hours of battery life. It is also supported by a Accelerometer and Compass.
- PVC-free system
- Highly Recyclable
The new SDK is being released today that will enable developers to be able to develop their applications for the full screen device which explains about the delays with the updates and explains the mysterious “insert comment after 27th here…” that was recently found.
As promised by media companies the New York Times has develop a custom app for the device which seems to make it a Kindle killer with the wow factor. The New York Times app now features a real newspaper look and feel with full colour images to accompany each story.
It also allows for related image galleries and videos to be embedded directly into the article, with full stereo sound and full colour HD video.
To increase is possible audience with students and designs, the iPad features an amazing Brushes application where you can use the device as a digital canvas or use it for sketching ideas while not in the studio.
One of the features of the device is the ability to run high resolution full 3D games such as Need for Speed from EA, which they advise is like real life driving with full stereo and audio support. The iPad device appears to have the ability to run games such as Need for Speed at full frame rates which can make for an awesome gaming experience.