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Apple IPad

Description: The Apple IPad is a unique tablet device. The IPad uses a version of the IPhone OS. Using a version of the IPhone OS allows the IPad to use the thousands of applications already developed for the IPhone. The IPad is available in several models some having 3G capability. The price is competitive with both eBook reader devices such as the Kindle and also with netbooks. The IPad is meant to change the way people interact with computers in everyday life. Email, multimedia, web browsing and gaming are the primary features of the IPad.

Applications: Safari

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The large Multi-Touch screen on iPad lets you see web pages as they were meant to be seen-----one page at a time. Scroll through a page just by flicking your finger up or down on the screen. Or pinch to zoom in our out on a photo. There's also a thumbnail view that shows all your open pages ina gridk, to let you quickly move from one page to the next.

Mail

See and touch your email in ways you never could before. In landscape, you get a split-screen view showing both an opened email and the messages in your inbox. to see teh opened email by itself, turn iPad to portrait, and the email will automatically rotate and fill the screen. No matter which orientation you use, you can scrool through your mail, compose a new email using large, on keyboard, or delete messages with nothing more than a tap or a flick. Also, iPad works with all the popular email providers, including MobileMe, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and AOL.

Photos

You can flip through your pictures, zoom in or out, or watch a slideshow. You can even use your iPad as a beautiful digital photo frame while it's docked or charging. There are numerous options to import your photos too. You can sync them from your computer, downlad them from an email, or iport them directly from your camera using optional Camera Connection kit.

Video

The high-resolution screen makes the iPad perfect for watching any kind of video ranging from HD movies and TV shows to music videos and Podcasts.

YouTube

The Youtube app organizes videos so they're easy to watch and navigate. The process to watch a video is simple. You just tap it. When your watching in landscape, the video automatically plays in full screen.

iPod

With the iPod app, all your music is literally at your fingertips. Browse by album, song, artist, or genre. iPad even displays album art at full size. Listen to your music with the powerful built-in speaker or with wired Bluetooth wireless headphones.

iTunes

Choose from thousands of moview and TV shows (in both standard and high definition), along with thousands of podcasts and millions of songs. Preview songs before you purchase them. Or just sync iPad with the content you already have in your iTunes library on your PC or Mac.

iBooks

The iBooks app is a great way to read and buy books. Once you've bought a book, it's displayed on your Bookshelft. The hig-resolution, LED-backlit screen displays everything in rich color, so it's easy to read.

Maps

Finding your way is a completely new experience with the appletablet. Tap you view maps from above with high-resolution satellite imagery, up close with street view, or with topography in a new terrain view, all using google services. Search for a nearby restaurant or landmark, then get directions from your current location.



Apple Unveils the iPad:



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Web Resources:

Official Website


The Apple iPad: What Does It Do, and Why Would I Want One?



The Problem: Though the iPad is very unique in appearance, it comes up short on some hardware features. The iPad lacks a camera and also a USB port (sans adapters); The iPad, much like the iPhone, is completely locked down. The user doesn't have control over what he/she installs on the hardware. The reason for this high security is becuase of jailbreaking. Apple has become very powerful in restricting what installations could be updated to their hardware. Also, the iPad is very similar to a "real" computer. For example, if you dock it with a keyboard accessory, it's really a low powered laptop. Yet the user has no control over it.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/the-apple-ipad/
http://www.appletablet.net/apple-ipad-specifications/
http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/
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Graphics:The Intel a4 1 ghz processor is responsible for all the graphics in the IPad. Many early predictions suggested a separate video card for graphics but the IPad lacks such video card, instead relying on the cpu for its graphical capabilities. Reasons for this could be for efficiency after all Apple claims up to 10 hours of video playback .The IPad boasts a 1024x728 resolution at 132 ppi. Also suprising to many people there is a large black bezel around the screen instead of having the screen closer to the borders. It has been suggested that the reason for the bezel is because many people put their thumbs around the edge which could interfere with the touch screen.