What is the iPad? "It's so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone” “a tablet-style computer that resembles the iPhone, but with a larger screen and other features for work and play.” “it has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop.” “a multipurpose device that bridges the gap between the iPhone and a laptop”
iPad: what you will learn How the iPad came to be iPad by design iPad by functionality “Apps”- software applications Safari, Video/Photo, iBook iPad pricing & availability Future of the iPad
iPad: the beginning Announced in January 2010 Based off Apple iPhone “smart-phone”- internet/multimedia Portable media-player Internet client E-mail, web browsing, & Wi-Fi connectivity Multi-touch user interface Touch screen and virtual keyboard Redesigned all “apps” Third party applications designed to help the user perform specific task games, reference, GPS navigation & social networking iPhone 3GS
iPad: the design LED-Backlit IPS Display high-resolution, 9.7-inch screen No orientation or pointing device 178° viewing angle Multi-Touch Precise and responsive Functionality mimics natural actions Keyboard, Zoom, Scroll, flip through photos/pages Size and Shape 1.5 pounds and 1/2 inch thick Curved back for comfort and easy pick-up
iPad: the design Battery Life lithium-polymer battery from Mac notebook Up to 10 hours of battery life 1 month of standby battery life Wireless Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi Bluetooth 2.1 Connect to wireless headphones or the Apple Wireless Keyboard. Performance A4 chip designed to be powerful and power efficient
iPad: the design Audio built-in speaker movies or music. headphone jack built-in microphone. Connectivity Connector port docking and charging connect to iPad accessories
iPad: the features Built-in apps designed for Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad Safari Email Photos Videos
iPad: the features Safari Email Photos Videos iBooks Maps Notes Spotlight Search Built-in accessibility. YouTube iPod iTunes App Store Calendar Contacts Home Screen iWork Digital Compass Built-in apps designed for Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad
iPad: Safari Web Browser View in landscape or portrait Scroll by flicking up or down Double-tap a section to enlarge or shrink. Thumbnail view Icons on the Home screen MobileMe
iPad: Photos and Videos Photos Photo albums Vivid color “Moving” pictures rotate iPad, your picture rotates create & play slideshows Faces and Places Videos No keypad or buttons Buy or rent movies Watch up to 10 hours IPS Technology Easily view in wide screen or full screen Browse between chapters in movie
iPad: iBooks Like reading a book, but easier Adjust backlight brightness Jump to a different part, automatically bookmarks Highlight important parts Customize reading experience View single page or two at once Change the text size and font. Touch and hold any word to look it up Works with VoiceOver iBookStore
iPad: pricing & capacity $499:16 GB with Wi-Fi $599: 32 GB with Wi-Fi $699: 64 GB with Wi-Fi Also available with 3G network add $130 to the price of each version AT&T will offer an unlimited data plan for $30 a month
iPad: what is to come To be released in April 2010 If people see the iPad as an extra device to carry around, it will likely have limited appeal. If they see it as a convenient replacement for bulkier computers, it could drastically change portable computing. Web-surfing, email, social networking, video/photo viewing, gaming, music, basic content creation, note taking. Will the iPad replace laptop computers?
What is the iPad? The iPad is an advance in making more- sophisticated computing possible via a simple touch interface on a slender, light and highly portable device. Only time will tell if it’s a real challenger to the laptop
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