Apple finally released the iPad!

January 27th, 2010 by Speedy Leave a reply »

And – it’s like a biiiig iPod.

(Picture source Jim Wilson – New York Times)

Here are some pictures and facts

  • OS is based on iPhone OS
  • All iPhone apps will also run on the iPad – “virtually unmodified”
    The iPhone apps can run in a black box in the middle of the screen or by doubling the pixels and fill the screen, but loose resolution
  • The new SDK for the iPad is released today
  • Of course, apps from the iPhone can be modified so they are perfect for the iPad
  • Almost “life-size” virtual keyboard
  • Synchronize data from PC or MAC
  • The iPad works in both landscape and portrait mode, like the iPhone. It has a virtual keyboard, access to photo collections, direct access to iTunes’ surfeit of content.
  • The new iBooks app will allow you to read an purchase eBooks. So Apple is on a collision course with Amazon.

Technical Data

  • size: 9.7 inch (25 cm) multitouch display (so it’s not 16:9) TFT-IPS-Panel
  • thikness 0.5 inch (13 mm)
  • weight: 1.5 pounds (680 grams)
  • processor: 1Ghz (own Apple A4 chip)
  • 16, 32 or 64 GByte of storage
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • latest Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Battery life: 10 hours – we will see 😉
  • Battery stand-by up to one month – we will also see 😉
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • no camera(s)
  • There will be 3G versions available – all with unlocked SIM and they use the new GMS microSIMs
  • Sync over USB and iTunes
  • nice accessories, a dock to use it like a photo frame and the keyboard dock to use it like a PC or a Laptop

  • USB connectors to connect SD Cards or Digital Cameras over USB to transfer photos to the iPad

  • iPad Case



  • 16GB – $499
  • 32GB – $599
  • 64GB – $699

Shipping in 60 days (worldwide availability)

WiFi + 3G

  • 16GB – $629
  • 32GB – $729
  • 64GB – $829

Shipping in 90 days

Overall the iPad is a nice Gadget. But in the moment I can not see the practical use of that device (except reading an ebook).

In some weeks we will see in what direction the iPad develops and if I am crazy enough to buy one.




  1. oschni says:

    Monatelang NIX und dann wie JEDES blog ne schnöden iPad Blog. DAfür gibts ein…




  2. Speedy says:

    😉 Jop, bin inzwischen auch auf den “Mac” Zug aufgesprungen (nebenbei) und arbeite mich im Moment in Objective-C ein. Ziel wäre ein MK-Tool light fürs iPhone – würde dann auch aufm iPad laufen.
    Aber meinen Geschmack trifft das iPad im Moment trotzdem noch nicht.
    PS – Ich poste meist erst, nachdem ich was gemacht habe, daher gibts eben monatelang nix. 🙂

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