Apple iPad Tablet News, Reviews and Accessories
The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple that is designed to fill the niche between smartphones and laptop computers.
The iPad will run applications, or "apps," similar to ones on the iPhone and iPod Touch and will use Apple's patented multitouch technology to allow users to navigate with their fingers. An iBookstore similar to the iTunes music store will sell electronic versions of books and allow the iPad to function as an ebook reader. Users can also use the iPad to listen to music, play games, view photos, browse the Internet, check and compose email, and even create documents, graphs, and slideshows using mobile versions of Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote software.
The iPad will be available in April in different storage capacities (16, 32, and 64 gigabytes) and come in two basic models: WiFi Only and WiFi+3G. The WiFi+3G model will be able to access the Internet using AT&T's 3G cellular network for a monthly fee.
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Apple Sells 300,000 iPads on Day One
Apple has announced that it sold 300,000 of its iPad tablet computers as of midnight on Saturday, April 3, the first day the heavily anticipated device came out.
13 Glaring iPad Shortcomings
The iPad shows great promise. It's thin and sleek and not like any other gadget out there. It was also more hyped than any new device in recent memory. But is it worth buying? Given the cost, and a slew of drawbacks, the answer boils down to how much you're willing to pay for a toy.
11 iPhone Tips That Also Work on the iPad
Apple's iPad runs the same operating system software as the iPhone, so it's not surprising that many of the tips that work on the iPhone also work on the iPad. Here are a few iPad tips that could save you time and frustration.
Hundreds Stand in Line in New York Saturday Morning for the iPad
Hundreds of people descended on New York’s flagship Apple store on Fifth Avenue early Saturday morning, eager to get their hands on the brand new iPad tablet computer.
What the iPad Really Will (and Won't) Do
The Apple iPad has garnered worldwide attention, but all the promotional videos and TV commercials haven't really explained just what this "magical and revolutionary" machine is capable of doing. Here's the real lowdown on what the iPad can do and how it can be used.
iPad Already Changing the Way Web Sites Are Built
While much of the iPad rhetoric centers around it jumpstarting the nascent tablet market, the iPad is already having a wide-ranging effect on businesses before it has even been officially released. Already, many major media companies are changing the very way they build Web sites to accommodate Apple's tablet.
Apple Sued Over iPad Patent Infringement
With the public release of the Apple iPad looming, Elan Microelectronics, a Taiwanese chipmaker, is suing Apple, claiming many Apple products infringe on its multitouch patents.
Apple iPad to Be Sold at Best Buy at Launch
Apple has announced that its much anticipated tablet computer, the iPad, will be available at most Best Buy locations when the iPad goes on sale April 3.
12 Little-Known iPad Features
The iPad isn't even in customers' hands yet, but Apple yesterday posted up tutorial videos showing off some more of the device's features in detail. Many of them will be familiar to people who watched Steve Jobs unveil the iPad in January, but some of them appear to be new.
Will the iPad be a Hit with Businesses?
Since becoming available for pre-order last Friday, Apple's iPad has been greeted with strong sales by consumers. But will businesses and working professionals ever be among those who snatch up the device?
Behind the iPad: 4 Decades of Clever Technology
Apple's iPad, a touch-screen computer that falls between a laptop and a smartphone, is almost here. But contrary to Cupertino mythology, the iPad didn’t sprout from Steve Jobs’ forehead fully formed. There were a number of critical events stretching back nearly 40 years that helped pave a path for the iPad.
WePad Tablet Aims to Be More than iPad
With the tablet craze in full swing, a new tablet announcement is no longer a showstopper. That is, unless the tablet in question is taking a direct jab at the Apple iPad.
Wi-Fi by the Hour Now Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
Wi-Fi service provider Boingo today announced "Boingo Wi-Fi Credits" available through the iTunes store. iPad users can buy one hour credits for $1.99 in advance or at the time of connection, decreasing the chance of getting caught without a Wi-Fi connection.
Amazon Unveils Kindle App for iPad
Ahead of the April 3 release of the Apple iPad, Amazon, maker of the Kindle e-book reader device, has announced it will have a Kindle Store e-book reader app available for the iPad.
Will 'Vooks' be the Kindle Killer?
There’s a new story-telling medium in town that could help the iPad put a nail in Kindle’s coffin: The vook.
iPad E-book Prices Could Be Lower Than Expected
Apple's recent unveiling of its iPad computer tablet got many book publishers excited, mainly because Apple plans to let publishers sell e-books at a higher rate than the main competitor, the Amazon Kindle Store. Now it looks like Apple may not be the kind benefactor the publishing industry thinks it is.
E-Book Wars: Other Publishers Likely to Raise Prices
Now that prices for e-books published by Macmillan sold on Amazon.com for the Kindle e-reader appear set to rise by a few dollars in March, the question on many consumer's minds is will other big book publishers follow suit?
iPad Could Threaten Sales of Other Devices
The Apple iPad is official, and consumers now have to decide whether they want to buy an iPad or another device that does things a little differently. That’s exactly the kind of dilemma Apple wanted to create with the iPad.
Apple iPad Missing Key Features
As impressive as it is, the iPad is still not as powerful as a laptop, and it doesn't do much more than the iPhone except display media on a larger screen. There are even more complaints from consumers on the Web because the iPad has some serious deficiencies that not only hamper its fight against netbooks, but make people question its value.
6 Silliest iPad Rumors
Apple cut through all the hype and speculation about its tablet computer device this week when CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the long-and-eagerly-awaited iPad. Here are six of the silliest rumors that swirled in the months and weeks leading up to Apple's announcement.
Apple iPad Becomes Real
At a special press event in San Francisco this week, Apple announced their new tablet device, the iPad.
The Year of the Tablet: The iPad's Competition
In the wake of the iPad's announcement, it's useful to take a look at the tablets that will soon be competing with it. None can compare when it comes to hype, but what are these other tablets going to offer?
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