Apple today launched an ipad tablet. Today’s launch was a much awaited, yet widely perceived, launch. The ipad was launched by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Wednesday morning.
When Apple launched ipod in early 2001, people forgot what a walkman was, then Apple came with its iphone, and everyone was hooked. Now Apple believes it can get people talking again with what it calls a revolutionary product.
The ipad tablet is not meant to remove or replace the ipod or the iphone, or the computer for that matter. It’s just a sweet little device to help you move around with. The iPad weighs about 1.5 pounds, is 0.5 inch thin, has a 9.7-inch display and should have a battery life of 10 hours. Comparing it with a 10 inch netbook, the advantage will be in Apple’s proven and superior multi-touch technology, and the fact that it’ll support all the apps made till date for the ipod or iphone. that in itself will give it a huge boost as when it becomes available for sale in 60 days, customers will have a lot of applications to test it out with. The ipad will also compete with Amazon’s kindle and Barnes & Nobles Nook.
The iPad will cost $499 for a 16-gigabyte model, $599 for a 32 GB version and $699 for a 64-gigabyte model with Wi-Fi.