Wi-Fi models shipping in late March
3G models shipping in April
WiFi Only: 16GB $499, 32GB $599, 64GB $699
WiFi & 3G: 16GB $629, 32GB $729, 64GB $829
Processor: 1Ghz Apple A4 Chip
Display: 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixels
Battery: 10 hours
Steve Jobs take on Adobe Flash is that it’s too buggy. Here’s his take at a town hall meeting held for employees after the iPad launch as per “Wired”
“Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not its because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.”
I have been holding off on getting an Amazon Kindle for about a year now. Why? Because I knew somehow Apple must have been working on a better more innovation product than the Kindle. I want to read eBooks on a tablet, but I also want to be able to browse, do email, video, etc. The Amazon CEO, Jeffery Bezos, recently answered to an analyst question about the iPad at a earnings conference meeting by claiming that consumers want dedicated devices. Not me! Mr. Jeffery Bezos. If Mr. Bezos is correct. We would be hauling many bags of devices everyday, camera, mp3 player, notepad, blah, blah, blah. But no. We have the iPhone. The Blackberry. The Nexus. Soon to be the iPad. I use the iPhone. However with its 3.5 inch screen, I was only able to complete one eBook, “Random Walk down Wall Street” just had to finish this one. Great recommendation for all investors. The answer has presented itself. The answer is the iPad. Not exactly crazy about the name, but…. With the current legality issues facing Apple right now with Fujitsu claiming that iPad is their trademark name. Frankly I would be happy if the name was dropped.
Rumors of the Apple Tablet began surfacing late last year and even years prior. The build up heading into Wednesday’s event was crazy as expectations were off the roof, with analysts predicting prices, anticipation was at an all time high for an Apple event. May have been the most hyped since the iPhone’s release in 2007. At the event on January 27th many fans, media, observers left feeling disappointed. Like I did with “Avatar”. Whenever a product or event is hyped up, disappointment will surely follow. Like the iPod and iPhone. This product will be criticized. Come March however when the iPad is released, when thousands of customers have purchased the tablet, used it at the store, feelings will change. Apps will begin rolling from developers out for the iPad, games, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, video will get users excited. Like a new species, evolution of the product will take shape and just like that, the iPad will be loved and Apple’s bottom line continue to benefit.
Many features may have been intentionally left out of this product line, such as a camera (video conferencing) for later models. But one things for sure. This is not the Newton (a previous Apple product that backfired and had to be dropped). This device is already being craved by many on twitter, radio shows, tv, doctors (a physician called into WNYC this week and said he just can’t wait to get his hands on one) my house :). Some nights I just want to browse on the couch or in bed. The iPhone screen is just too small for this comfort and intimacy as per Steve Jobs at the iPad keynote. The iPad (name soon to be changed I hope but by no means a dealbreaker) will fill that void in my technology world.