Apple unveiled their new tablet device today and affectionately call it the iPad
per the CNET live feed
. It appears to be a up-sized iPod touch, but I am sure we will learn more about it as the day progresses. Until then, here are the specs from the Apple event:
Dimensions and Weight
0.5 inches thin
Weighs 1.5 pounds
9.7-inch IPS display.
Apple custom 1Ghz chip called the A4
Chip handles processing, graphics and i.o memory
16, 32, or 64 GB of SSD storage
10-hour battery life, with a one month (30 day) standby life in sleep mode
Additonally, all the current AppStore apps will work on it, either centered at iPod size, or blown up at double the pixels. The new iPhone SDK will support the iPad and will be available later today.
Pricing and models were announced finally, and they look to be good options. First, there will be 3G models available, with AT&T the carrier. The models will not need to be activated at a store and will use the GSM micro SIM. Monthly pricing will be $15 for 250GB of data, or $30 for unlimited data.
The hardware pricing was also announced, and looks real good.
WiFi Only Pricing:
$499 - 16GB
$599 - 32GB
$699 - 64GB
3G Pricing (add$130 to each)
$629 - 16GB
$729 - 32GB
$829 - 64GB
Availability will be 30 days for WiFi only models, and 90 days for 3G models. International 3G models are also in the works.