On the iPad launch day over 300,000 iPads were sold. Also on launch day iPad users have downloaded over a million apps and over 250,000 eBooks from the iBookstore. Steve Jobs himself said that “iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad.”
The numbers go against certain Piper-Jaffray’s analytical predictions that called for up to 600,000 to 700,000 iPads to be sold on launch day.
Steve Jobs has just officially announced the iPad, the tablet device which has been leaked recently is now a reality. And due to popular rumor it is in appearance an oversized iPhone/iPod Touch.
It runs a modified version of the iPhone OS and runs Mobile Safari as shown at the event, but with no Flash.
The iPad comes as follows:
- 16, 32 and 64GB models.
- 802.11n WiFi
- .5 inches thin
- 1.5 pounds
- 9.7 inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- 1024×768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
- 1GHz Apple Chip
- Supports OpenGLS
- Pixel Double to run app’s at double size or original.
- iBook (Apple’s eBook reader) [uses the ePub format for the iBook app, which means it’s open.]
- 720p HD Video Playback
- 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
- $14.99 for 250MB of data
- $29.99 for unlimited
- Free use of AT&T WiFi Hotspots
- No contract
- International deals by June
- iPad 3G models are unlocked
- WiFi model shipping in 60 days, worldwide.
- 3G model shipping in 90 days.
- 16GB $499 (£309)
- 32GB $599 (£370)
- 64GB $699 (£433)
Pricing (WiFi & 3G)
- 16GB $629 (£389)
- 32GB $729 (£451)
- 64GB $829 (£513)
Note: British prices have not been released by Apple yet and they are only converted from US Dollars to give people an idea of price.
At Apple’s ‘It’s only rock and roll’ event today they announced the latest update to the iPod selection, the new iPod Nano.
Not much has changed in the way of the appearance, it’s still the curved slim candybar type of design however now it has a video camera. Now you might think that the Nano is such a small device that the quality of the video would be terrible, but as many people forget the Nano has the same processor as the iPhone and so is capable of VGA H.264 at 30fps.
To enhance the video the new Nano comes with an array of built in effects: Sepia, Black and White, X-Ray, Film Grain, Thermal, Security Cam, Cyborg, Bulge, Kaleido, Motion Blur, Mirror, Light Tunnel, Dent, Stretch and Twirl.
It’s still comes in 8GB and 16GB models and in the usual array of colours. It has a larger 2.2 inch screen and comes with a microphone and speaker. And now has the VoiceOver feature like the shuffle does. It has a FM radio tuner now also built in and a voice recording app, exactly like the iPhone’s.
8GB – £115 / $149
16GB – £135 / $179