The iPad was introduced as one of the first tablet devices of this generation. It can be thought of as a super-charged iPod touch, with a far larger screen and many more exciting features. The iPad has Apple's 1 GHz A4 system and 512 MB of RAM. You can surf the internet on 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (and 3G for select models) and have 16 to 64 GB of storage depending upon how much you are willing to pay.
This tablet has a 9.7 inch LED backlit display with vibrant colors and excellent brightness. There is some glare, but in general the viewing angles are excellent for a device of that size and thinness. The excellent viewing angles mean that typing and viewing the screen at the same time is not difficult, even in the glare of sunlight.
There are many apps designed specially for the iPad, such as Mail, Calendar, Music, eBook Reader, Pages and games. These applications are far easier to use and view on the iPad compared to the iPod touch due to the larger screen size and nearly full size touch keyboard. The apps are easy to use, and more can be downloaded from the iTunes store. Games are being developed everyday for the iPad, and casual gamers will certainly enjoy playing shooting games and racing games on this device.
Many people were skeptical of the iPad at first, saying that it was nothing more than a larger Touch, however as time as gone on it is clear that this is a unique device on its own. The ability to have almost every computer feature available at the touch of your fingers is truly remarkable. There is now a lot of competition for the iPad, however Apple stole a march on its rivals with the early release of the iPad.
Need To Know: Apple iPad
1. Fast processor and browsing speeds. (The Good)
2. Excellent display. (The Good)
3. No multi-tasking. (The Bad)
4. Only 3G on select, more expensive models. (The Bad)
What the Critics Are Saying...
- Craig Grannell, Pocket Gamer
Ghost Blade is also surprisingly linear. An hour or so in, it becomes clear this isn't so much a quest as a rollercoaster, zipping you with relative efficiency from one end of a tale to the other.Although there are 'secrets' to find, they mostly appear to be rooms filled with yet more demons to batt...
- Shaun Musgrave, TouchArcade
Ghost Blade is without question the finest example of stylish action available on iOS to date, and an essential pick-up for any fan of action games. It has a few rough edges, with the tutorials dragging on a bit too long, a weak localization that makes all the extra story details you can uncover les...
- Hubert Nguyen, Ubergizmo
In some ways, Apple has added enough “punch” to keep the competition at bay, while keeping its gross margins comfortable. In fact, the margins should be a bit less because the new iPad is said to cost more to produce than the iPad 2. But regardless of the business strategies, what matters is the com...
- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
When you think about tablets, the Apple iPad and Motorola XOOM should be the first two to come into mind because they’re able to provide a satisfying and appropriate tablet experience. Though, pricing is one glaring item that sways people in making an informed purchase – and with that in mind, the $...
- Vincent Nguyen, SlashGear
For everyone, then? No, of course not, but that’s a pretty unrealistic criteria for success. Ask, instead, whether Apple have succeeded in delivering the elusive middle device, the thing that slots into the tricky niche between smartphone and notebook. Remember, too, that such a niche isn’t necessar...
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Manuals / User Guides
- Apple iPad Manual (PDF)
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