Finally, it’s official. Apple has announced their new tablet computer and it’s official name is the Apple iPad. The announcement was made this morning by Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs at an Apple event being held in San Francisco, California.
For those that are already familiar with the iPhone and iTouch, it won’t be much of a transition to the iPad as it has the feel of other Apple gadgets. The iPad is roughly the size of a hardcover book, with a 9.7-inch multitouch sensitive screen.
The new device will include a flash drive that will have a storage capacity of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. It will also have wireless functionality through Bluetooth technology as well as WiFi and as was reported yesterday, the iPad will be able to run all iPhone applications. Apple has done a good job in including a long lasting battery in their new tablet, one that is rated for 10 hours of continual video playback use and in excess of a month in standby time.
As to be expected, it also comes with the Apple Safari web browser pre-installed and similar to other tablet computers currently available on the market, it can perform pretty much the same tasks such as reading ebooks, surfing the internet, writing emails using the QWERTY virtual keyboard as well as playing music and video files.