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Apple Wednesday evening made available through its Web site a QuickTime video stream of its media event during which its new tablet device, dubbed the "iPad" was introduced to the public by CEO Steve Jobs.

The Cupertino-based company used a near hour-and-a-half presentation to announce its new media device, the iPad. Standing with a foot in both the iPhone and the Mac worlds, the iPad is, according to Jobs, "our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price."

"iPad creates and defines an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive, and fun way than ever before," said Jobs.

The iPad sports a 9.7 inch display and includes a 1GHz Apple-designed A4 processor with integrated graphics processing.

Jobs said the device can get up to 10 hours of battery life when watching video and will last up to a month on standby.

The iPad comes in capacities of 16, 32, and 64GB, starts at $499 and comes with optional 3G support for an extra $130.



Click here to view the QuickTime video feed of Apple's Special Event

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post #2 of 30
on other forums the ratio is more people don't like it than like it. and some people are already calling it the iMaxiPad. I think we have another G4 Cube here
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Fragmentation is not just something we have to acknowledge and accept. Fragmentation is something that we deal with every day, and we must accept it as a fact of the iPhone platform experience.

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Fragmentation is not just something we have to acknowledge and accept. Fragmentation is something that we deal with every day, and we must accept it as a fact of the iPhone platform experience.

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post #4 of 30
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Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post

on other forums the ratio is more people don't like it than like it. and some people are already calling it the iMaxiPad. I think we have another G4 Cube here

You actually use Apple forums as a barometer of popularity/desirability??



These are the same people who are begging Apple for a headless Mac and claimed Mac slaes will tank in a recession.

Tech-heads are smart when it comes to explaining tech and throwing around terminology, but they're dumb as fenceposts when it comes to understanding the market.
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

You actually use Apple forums as a barometer of popularity/desirability??



These are the same people who are begging Apple for a headless Mac and claimed Mac slaes will tank in a recession.

Tech-heads are smart when it comes to explaining tech and throwing around terminology, but they're dumb as fenceposts when it comes to understanding the market.

I may like Apple, but this is no slam dunk and I wait to see how consumers move on this product and see what other development will happen in future to boost my reason for buying this tablet.

Never supported the tablet theory in past and Apple have done nothing to change my theory.
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The movie won't play on my iPhone, only through Quicktime on the Mac. Sort you own technology out Apple!

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Originally Posted by Crowley View Post

The movie won't play on my iPhone, only through Quicktime on the Mac. Sort you own technology out Apple!

Too funny-will it play on Apple TV though? Maybe, maybe not.
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

You actually use Apple forums as a barometer of popularity/desirability??



These are the same people who are begging Apple for a headless Mac and claimed Mac slaes will tank in a recession.

Tech-heads are smart when it comes to explaining tech and throwing around terminology, but they're dumb as fenceposts when it comes to understanding the market.

What do you beg Apple for?
post #9 of 30
Anyone have a direct link for an actual file? I can't get the stream to work on my iPhone or my PC at work.
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this is good
post #11 of 30
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Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post

on other forums the ratio is more people don't like it than like it. and some people are already calling it the iMaxiPad. I think we have another G4 Cube here

Kids have nothing better to do than to giggle when they hear a word that sounds like a "grown up" word.

I'm not someone who is easily influenced.

Apple's iPad is a great product at a terrific price.

Also, for a long time, consumers of average intelligence just didn't understand Apple's products despite their intuitive interfaces that children could understand. Over time, people are beginning to understand that these easy-to-use products are powerful and filled with features.
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I do not think its a bad product. I agree that I have never seen people so happy at almost any product apple announces on any mac forum, there is always an "if".

I think the iPad is appealing for a certain crowd, and that is really a big one. I know lots who do no more than what the iPad is capable of, on their notebooks. So those would really go for a fancy new device from apple, and save themselves a lot of money. If iPad works also as electronic paper, I think it will be favored by children and teenagers. I would have thought a camera would have been nice, but I guess that is kept for the next update

I am so sad.............. no MBP update.............. was waiting to get one with possibly an i5 or so.
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(via VLC player's debug window)
rtsp://2047.v1411b.c1411.g.vq.akamaistream.net/5/2047/1411/2_h264_650/1a1a1ae454c430950065de4cbb2f94c226950c7ae655b61a48 a91475e243acda3dac194879adde0f/1001908r5ft6dswz_1_650.mov

Have fun, y'all.
post #14 of 30
I am watching it now. It is about a third of the way through. It is teh boring. Perhaps you need to be holding the device to appreciate it, because watching it on the screen it is just the same as any computer or iPhone.

Edit: oh... Steve just said precisely that

Edit 2: Here I go, fast forwarding over the entire Scott Forstall bit. I always do in every Apple keynote. He's too fake/corporate.

Edit 3: Why is Steve so obsessed with the Democrats? I guess he's so rich he doesn't care about high taxes.

Edit 4: Phil! Whooo. The new iWork looks nice. Apple's style of GUI really works well for slides, where there's not much text and it's mostly layout/production values.

Edit 5: The apps are very snappy. Either that CPU is something else, or the software writers did a lot of profiling, or both.

Edit 6: iWork is not bundled? Too bad.

Edit 7: Am I correct it uses a different type of SIM to the iPhone? That's just pure, dripping, evil.

Edit 8: Six models? That's a bit excessive. Two sizes of memory would have been fine. Very nice case.

If it had come out before the iPhone people would have thought it magical, but not post-iPhone.
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Originally Posted by Justin85 View Post

Anyone have a direct link for an actual file? I can't get the stream to work on my iPhone or my PC at work.

Guys it's available for download now from the usual Apple Keynote *Podcast*. Enjoy

LINK:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/M...t?id=275834665
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Edit 5: The apps are very snappy. Either that CPU is something else, or the software writers did a lot of profiling, or both...

They desperately will need to clarify the multitasking, if any, and perhaps in iPhone OS 4.0 ...Like what happens when you switch between a Keynote to middle of YouTube then also is the iPod playing in the background all the time?

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Edit 7: Am I correct it uses a different type of SIM to the iPhone? That's just pure, dripping, evil.

The iLord giveth, and the iLord taketh away. "Here! Unlocked 3G w000t. But... micro-SIM". WHAT THE **** IS A MICRO SIM ...My local carrier where I am now that has the iPhone 3GS, I wonder how excited they will be to develop plans, micro-SIM deployment and rollout etc... June/July is way to far away anyway, I want to be playing with this baby by MARCH! 32GB WiFi version, will be mah first choice.
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Originally Posted by AnaAhlawy View Post

I do not think its a bad product. I agree that I have never seen people so happy at almost any product apple announces on any mac forum, there is always an "if".

I think the iPad is appealing for a certain crowd, and that is really a big one. I know lots who do no more than what the iPad is capable of, on their notebooks. So those would really go for a fancy new device from apple, and save themselves a lot of money. If iPad works also as electronic paper, I think it will be favored by children and teenagers. I would have thought a camera would have been nice, but I guess that is kept for the next update

I am so sad.............. no MBP update.............. was waiting to get one with possibly an i5 or so.

The younger generation has probably no solid experience of pen and paper. So for many kids and teenagers, wow, this would be "My First Laptop". The Gateway Drug to a MacBook/Pro... and then some. Me I would sit with it hopefully with Wired or MacFormat (the print version as eBook, not the websites) and a little notepad.
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by souliisoul View Post

I may like Apple, but this is no slam dunk and I wait to see how consumers move on this product and see what other development will happen in future to boost my reason for buying this tablet.

Never supported the tablet theory in past and Apple have done nothing to change my theory.

There will be enough "itchy fingers" out there that will want to explore this tablet thingy. I reckon by end of 2010 they could do 10 million units easy. And voila - you can call that a success, even though there will be much whining and complaining about everything from the name to the thickness of the bezel.

It is by no means a slam dunk, but it is an essential marking of their territory in that space between smartphone and laptop.

Like I said elsewhere before, Apple is an R&D company that is profitable.

Even if we feel it is not 100% useful, it sure makes a nice gift/gadgety toy thingy.
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Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post

on other forums the ratio is more people don't like it than like it. and some people are already calling it the iMaxiPad. I think we have another G4 Cube here

Did the G4 Cube sell 10 million units? That's what I'm forecasting for iPad sales in 2010.
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Originally Posted by davebarnes View Post

Steve looks healthy... this is good

Yeah, but he was a little too calm, maybe. Especially during the keynote when he was showing how Awesome Safari is on the iPad, and there were the missing plugin squares quite visible. In the past no way he would have done that.

Is it just me or is everybody not freaked out that APPLE MADE THEIR OWN FRICKIN' CPU!!! Take that, Intel! No Atom For Apple.
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Even if we feel it is not 100% useful, it sure makes a nice gift/gadgety toy thingy.

Right, like an upscale Sharper Image purchase- a luxury item not a necessity .

1.) Too large and shiny to whip out like an iPhone on the street, especially in an urban setting be it street or subway.
2.) NOt a good eating companion like an iPhone which can easily sit right next to you or operate with one hand. A real magazine is better even.

As a mobile device - I don't see the practicality.
As a computer it only runs Apples Safari, no flash, no Office etc, etc.
So more a gadgety mobile device/toy thingy, yes.
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

The younger generation has probably no solid experience of pen and paper. So for many kids and teenagers, wow, this would be "My First Laptop". The Gateway Drug to a MacBook/Pro... and then some. Me I would sit with it hopefully with Wired or MacFormat (the print version as eBook, not the websites) and a little notepad.

This is a gateway product for "Macs" using OS XI.

I really think the paradigms Apple are evolving in iPhone OS will be OS XI.
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Originally Posted by Justin85 View Post

Anyone have a direct link for an actual file? I can't get the stream to work on my iPhone or my PC at work.

alternatively... copy the link to your Download Manager, its nothing but a .mov file...
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

did the g4 cube sell 10 million units? That's what i'm forecasting for ipad sales in 2010.

+1
post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

What do you beg Apple for?

to remain Apple and not turn into pineApple coz someone felt that their market was not good.
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

Right, like an upscale Sharper Image purchase- a luxury item not a necessity .

1.) Too large and shiny to whip out like an iPhone on the street, especially in an urban setting be it street or subway.
2.) NOt a good eating companion like an iPhone which can easily sit right next to you or operate with one hand. A real magazine is better even.

As a mobile device - I don't see the practicality.
As a computer it only runs Apples Safari, no flash, no Office etc, etc.
So more a gadgety mobile device/toy thingy, yes.

TEKSTUD! You're BACK! Can't keep a good troll down, eh?
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

Right, like an upscale Sharper Image purchase- a luxury item not a necessity .

1.) Too large and shiny to whip out like an iPhone on the street, especially in an urban setting be it street or subway.
2.) NOt a good eating companion like an iPhone which can easily sit right next to you or operate with one hand. A real magazine is better even.

As a mobile device - I don't see the practicality.
As a computer it only runs Apples Safari, no flash, no Office etc, etc.
So more a gadgety mobile device/toy thingy, yes.

True, Apple doesn't give a flying f*** if anybody or everybody thinks its a toy. As long as it gets into as many hands as possible. Call it whatever you want.

It may be too shiny for a subway, but you can bet across many countries this is going to be "the" thing to whip out at a Café...
post #28 of 30
00:29:34 - "So that's a little bit of the overview of the iPods hardware
Who was saying nobody will get the names mixed up?
post #29 of 30
The people who are naysaying about the iPad are the very ones who don't understand it and therefore aren't the ones that need it. If you need a tablet everything in this video makes sense to you. EVERYTHING. You get why Apple designed it the way they did. You get why Apple left out what they did. You get why the applications run the way they do.

I can assure you that I fit EXACTLY into the target market for this device based on my usage of my iPhone.

The coolest thing for me was the iWork demonstration. It works exactly like I thought it would only better and that signed and sealed the device for me.

Now if they can make Bento for the iPad a stunner then my needs have been filled.
post #30 of 30
I thought it was a nifty demonstration. I want to see how the product shakes out, but it looks pretty interesting. Most of my notebook use is while sitting in the recliner watching movies and DVDs on my TV, and this could fit that role very well, depending on the software.

One thing I don't like about the accelerometer enabled games is that the display is attached to the control, tilt the unit, the display tilts. It would be nice if the game would compensate for this, so the horizon in the game matches the real horizon.
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