January 2010

Apple's new iPad Tablet

At a much-anticipated press conference today, Steve Jobs and Apple revealed the tablet we've all been waiting for.

You can see pictures here. Apple's iPad is in many ways like a larger iPod Touch. It's a thin device, 0.5 inches, with a 9.7 inch multi-touch screen. The screen is 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch, and so it looks pretty sweet, and video and images are very very nice. It runs most of the current iApps for the iPod Touch and iPhone, as well as Apple's own applications for them, like Safari, Mail, and iTunes, though they've all been modified to work with the screen size and gestured touch screen of the new iPad. In addition, Apple has created a new version of the spreadsheet, wordprocessor/page layout and presentation suite iWorks just for the iPad touch, and a new ebook reader, iBooks.