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Apple iPad™ Igor Njagojević 245/08 Introduction The iPad™ is the first tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. and is part of a category between a smart phone and a laptop computer. Two models have been announced: one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G. Picture 1. An iPad featuring the iBooks It is Apple’s first device that application uses its iBookstore service and companion iBooks e-book reading application. Product name and announcing By late 2009, iSlate and iTablet were among speculated names for this product. The product, with his orginal name, was announced on January 27, 2010, at an Apple press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Its name is a subject of various criticism, because it shares its name with existing products, such as Fujitsu iPAD, that is a mobile multi-fuctional device by Japanese company Fujitsu. Some media noted its similarity to “pad”, the common name for a sanitary napkin, and said that this would make women less likely to buy the product. Others noted that “iPad” sounds like “iPod” in various regional accents, etc. Announcing the iPad Picture 2. Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, introducing the iPad Technical specification Model Wi-Fi Wi-Fi + 3G Release date April 3, 2010 Late April 2010 4:3 aspect ratio, 9.7 inch (20 cm × 15 cm) IPS LCD with Color display LED backlight Graphics 1024 × 768 px, 132 ppi, up to 720p video Processor 1 GHz Apple A4 SoC based on the ARM Cortex-A8 Memory Flash - 16, 32, or 64 GB Wireless Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 GPS No Assisted GPS Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass Operating system iPhone OS 3.2 Built-in lithium-polymer; 25 W·h Battery (10 h usage, 140 h music playback, one-month standby) Weight 1.5 lb (680 g) 1.6 lb (730 g) Dimensions 9.56 in (24.3 cm) x 7.47 in (19.0 cm) x 0.5 in (1.3 cm) Controls Home, Sleep, Screen rotation lock,Volume Controls The iPad and its iPhone OS are controlled using multi- touch touchscreen that takes up most of the device’s front side. The iPad also has external buttons for sleep, screen rotation lock, volume control and to return to home screen. It also has Accelerometer, for motion sensitivity, ambient light sensor and a Picture 3. The iPad’s home digital magnetic compass. screen Software The iPad will only run software downloaded from Apple’s App Store. Also it will run almost all iPhone applications unmodified. The iPad will come with the following applications: Safari, Mail, Photos,Video, YouTube, iTunes Store, App Store, Maps, Notes, Calendar, Contacts and Spotlight. Availability As of March 12, 2010, customers in the U.S. are able to pre-order the iPad. The iPad is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. on April 3. Consumers in Western Europe, Canada and Japan will be able to buy iPad in late April. Price The iPad model only with Wi-Fi will cost $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB. Adding 3G will cost $130 per model, so the most expensive model (64GB/3G) will be $829. Optional accessories Apple will also sell several iPad accessories, including: ◦ Keyboard Dock with hardware keyboard ($69), ◦ Case which can be used to stand the iPad in various position ($39), ◦ Charge Dock ($29), ◦ Camera Connection Kit (with USB connector adapter and SD card reader) for transferring photos and videos ($29), ◦ Dock Connector to VGA Adapter for external monitor or projector ($29). Criticizing iPad Some of the iPad’s shortcomings that are oftenly mentioned by critics are: ◦ No multitasking, ◦ No Adobe Flash, ◦ No camera, ◦ 4:3 aspect ratio, Picture 4. Back Of The iPad Wi-Fi ◦ Dependence on adapters, etc... THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
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