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Apple Unveils iPad, Shares drop 2%

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_tec_apple



SAN FRANCISCO – Apple CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPad, a tablet-style computer that resembles the iPhone, but larger.

"It's so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone," Jobs said Wednesday at the device's highly anticipated debut in San Francisco.

Jobs demonstrated how the iPad is used for surfing the Web with Apple's Safari browser. He typed an e-mail using an on-screen keyboard and flipped through photo albums by flicking his finger across the screen.

The CEO says the iPad will also be better for reading books, playing games and watching video than either a laptop or a smart phone.

No price or information on availability was immediately announced.

Now Apple will have to convince consumers, many of whom already have Internet-connected phones, computers and TVs, that that's the case. Tablet computers have existed for a decade, with little success.

Shares in Apple fell $4.65, or 2.3 percent, to $201.29 in afternoon trading Wednesday. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company's shares have more than doubled over the past year, partly on anticipation of the tablet computer.
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Reply #1 posted 01/27/10 10:51am

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Your headline could be misleading about the shares:

"company's shares have more than doubled over the past year, partly on anticipation of the tablet computer."
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Reply #2 posted 01/27/10 10:55am

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Your headline could be misleading about the shares:

"company's shares have more than doubled over the past year, partly on anticipation of the tablet computer."

It is misleading. Shares will always have that up/down moment when something new happens. They'll usually recover too. Steve Jobs looks a lot healthier too, so that alone sends stocks up a point.
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Reply #3 posted 01/27/10 11:04am

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i thought they had just announced a sanitary towel based on your headline
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Reply #4 posted 01/27/10 11:13am

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i thought they had just announced a sanitary towel based on your headline


It is a bit like the iPod Maxi.
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Reply #5 posted 01/27/10 11:27am

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Mars23 said:

unique said:

i thought they had just announced a sanitary towel based on your headline


It is a bit like the iPod Maxi.


does it only work if you have been eating apples, and doesn't work if you have been eating any other fruit variety?
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Reply #6 posted 01/27/10 11:32am

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How does the design, packaging, or whatever control for that big, vulnerable screen? It screams "crack/dash/scratch me, baby!!!" shake
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Reply #7 posted 01/27/10 11:50am

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Clip of Steve Jobs with the iPad.
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Reply #8 posted 01/27/10 11:52am

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This is what people from the Boston area will be getting when they order an iPod over the phone.
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Reply #9 posted 01/27/10 11:59am

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Still no Flash player confused
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Reply #10 posted 01/27/10 12:00pm

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Mars23 said:

unique said:

i thought they had just announced a sanitary towel based on your headline


It is a bit like the iPod Maxi.


lol you guys should take that act on the road!
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Reply #11 posted 01/27/10 12:08pm

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Its an oversized ipod touch / iphone . I cant sneak and play on that at work
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Reply #12 posted 01/27/10 12:09pm

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Lammastide said:

How does the design, packaging, or whatever control for that big, vulnerable screen? It screams "crack/dash/scratch me, baby!!!" shake

I know! that alone makes me nervous, plus what is the cost of off the peripherals, case, connectors, bag etc... shake
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butterfli25 said:

Lammastide said:

How does the design, packaging, or whatever control for that big, vulnerable screen? It screams "crack/dash/scratch me, baby!!!" shake

I know! that alone makes me nervous, plus what is the cost of off the peripherals, case, connectors, bag etc... shake



I just dont get it...


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butterfli25 said:


I know! that alone makes me nervous, plus what is the cost of off the peripherals, case, connectors, bag etc... shake



I just dont get it...


http://news.yahoo.com/s/a..._tec_apple


Now we're getting into the real info and why I hate when Apple launches new stuff. Premium prices for gimped technology and they'll have a new model by this time next year with what they could easily put out now.

64GB for $829 and another 30 bucks a month to use it? At least give us some decent memory sizes for that kind of money.

Funny though, when the market heard how much they're charging, stocks went up.



SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc. will sell the newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499, a price tag far below the $1,000 that some analysts were expecting.

The iPad, which is larger in size but similar in design to Apple's popular iPhone, was billed by CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday as "so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone."

The highly anticipated gadget has a 9.7-inch touch screen, is a half-inch thick, weighs 1.5 pounds and comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash memory storage. The basic iPad models will cost $499, $599 and $699, depending on the storage size.

All models have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity built in. Jobs said the device has a battery that lasts 10 hours and can sit for a month on standby without needing a charge.

Apple will also sell a version with pay-as-you-go data plans from AT&T in the U.S. Two tiers of data plan will be available without contracts: $14.99 per month for 250 megabytes of data, or $29.99 for unlimited data usage.

Those 3G models will cost more — $629, $729 and $829, depending on the amount of memory. The Wi-Fi only version will be available worldwide in March, and the 3G version in April.
International cellular data details have not yet been announced.

Apple had kept its "latest creation" tightly under wraps until Wednesday's unveiling, though many analysts had correctly speculated that it would be a one-piece tablet computer with a big touch screen, larger than an iPhone but smaller than a laptop.

The CEO demonstrated how the iPad is used for surfing the Web with Apple's Safari browser. He typed an e-mail using an on-screen keyboard and flipped through photo albums by flicking his finger across the screen. And he showed off a new electronic book store, putting the iPad in competition with Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle and other e-book readers.

Jobs said the iPad will also be better for playing games and watching video than either a laptop or a smart phone. The iPad comes with software including a calendar, maps, a video player and iPod software for playing music. All seem to have been slightly redesigned to take advantage of the iPad's bigger screen.

Tablet computers have existed for a decade, with little success. Jobs acknowledged Apple will have to work to convince consumers who already have smart phones and laptops that they need this gadget.

"In order to really create a new category of devices, those devices are going to have to be far better at doing some key tasks," Jobs said. "We think we've got the goods. We think we've done it."

Applications designed for the iPhone can run on the iPad. Apple is also releasing updated tools for software developers to help them build iPhone and iPad programs.

"We think it's going to be a whole 'nother gold rush for developers as they build applications for the iPad," said Scott Forstall, an iPhone software executive.

A new newspaper reader program from The New York Times and a game from Electronic Arts Inc. were also demonstrated during the event. The audience, which included many journalists and bloggers, clapped and even gave Jobs a standing ovation.

Shares in Apple rose $3.06, or 1.5 percent, to $209 in afternoon trading Wednesday. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company's shares have more than doubled over the past year, partly on anticipation of the tablet computer. Shares in Amazon rose $2, or 1.7 percent, to $121.48.
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Reply #15 posted 01/27/10 12:20pm

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Apple iPad Tablet: Specs, Features, Price Announced
January 27, 2010

http://blogs.zdnet.com/ga...s/?p=11721


The 0.5-inch thick device, which weighs 1.5 lbs., is intended to be used for web browsing, e-mail, photos, video, music, games and e-books — pretty much everything that its pint-sized cousin the iPod touch can do, only bigger.


We’ve always tried to be at the intersection of technology and liberal arts,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said. “It’s the combination of these two things that have let us make the iPad.”

In fact, it can run all iPhone and iPod touch apps out of the box, with no modification, using pixel-doubling technology.

It comes preinstalled with iTunes and the App Store and has a virtual keyboard for typing, as well as pop-over menus. It supports HD video and offers 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR support, as well as an accelerometer, compass, speaker, microphone and Apple standard 30-pin connector.

Inside, you’ll find a 1GHz Apple A4 chip — yes, in-house silicon — as well as flash memory ranging in capacity from 16GB to 64GB. Jobs claims its battery will last 10 hours with use and “more than a month” in standby mode.

The device is arsenic-free, BFR-free, mercury-free, PVC-free and “highly recyclable,” Jobs said.



The device’s support for e-books comes in the way of “iBooks,” a new online bookstore. (If you’re counting, that’s three stories for Apple now: App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore.)

The iPad can also support documents, spreadsheets and presentations with a new, modified version of the company’s iWork suite.

While all iPads will have Wi-Fi, mobile broadband 3G connectivity (via AT&T) depends on the version: A plan for up to 250 megabytes of data will cost $14.99 per month, and an unlimited data plan will cost $29.99 per month.

All iPad 3G models are unlocked devices and use GSM microSIM cards. International deals are expected to be announced sometime in June or July, Jobs said.

The iPad will start at $499 and scale to $829, depending on version:

16GB Wi-Fi only: $499
16GB Wi-Fi + 3G: $629
32GB Wi-Fi only: $599
32GB Wi-Fi + 3G: $729
64GB Wi-Fi only: $699
64GB Wi-Fi + 3G: $829
No date was set for availability.
Accessories are also available: a dock that functions like a picture frame, an external keyboard (effectively turning the iPad into a MacBook, sans Mac OS X) and a case.
Full specs:
1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip
9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.


Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight: 1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Digital compass


Wi-Fi model: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Wi-Fi + 3G model: UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900 MHz), Data only, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Storage: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive.


Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
In the box: iPad, Dock connector to USB cable, 10W Power Adapter, Documentation
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.
User-configurable maximum volume limit.


Support for 1024 x 768 with Dock Connector to VGA adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Composite A/V Cable, 576i and 480i with Apple Composite A/V Cable
Video formats: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian
Keyboard support for English (US) English (UK), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese (QWERTY), Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian
Dictionary support for English (US), English (UK), French, French (Canadian), French (Swiss), German, Japanese, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin), Russian
Accessibility: Support for playback of closed-captioned content, VoiceOver screen reader, Full-screen zoom magnification, White on black, Mono audio
Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery (rated at 10 hours using Wi-Fi)


Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Built-in speakers
Microphone
SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)
PC or Mac support
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Reply #16 posted 01/27/10 12:20pm

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That's some hot shit right there! eek
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Reply #17 posted 01/27/10 12:25pm

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Fuck that trendy shit.



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Reply #18 posted 01/27/10 12:28pm

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I don't see any way in which this product isn't a total dog, sales-wise. What is the point of it, anyway? Is it supposed to be an iPod Touch for people who can't read small type? And $800?!

I am a total Applehead, but this is just cuckoo. disbelief
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Reply #19 posted 01/27/10 12:35pm

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Reply #20 posted 01/27/10 12:44pm

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"When something exceeds your ability to understand how it works, it sort of becomes magical."

Really? You mean...like the federal budget or health care reform?

I call bullshit.
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Reply #21 posted 01/27/10 12:44pm

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I don't see any way in which this product isn't a total dog, sales-wise. What is the point of it, anyway? Is it supposed to be an iPod Touch for people who can't read small type? And $800?!

I am a total Applehead, but this is just cuckoo. disbelief


They've sold 75 million iPhones/iPod touches, you don't htink there's a market for a faster, larger version of the iPod touch that has completely rewritten apps to take advantage of that extra space?
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Genesia said:

I don't see any way in which this product isn't a total dog, sales-wise. What is the point of it, anyway? Is it supposed to be an iPod Touch for people who can't read small type? And $800?!

I am a total Applehead, but this is just cuckoo. disbelief


The continuum transfunctioner iPad is a very mysterious and powerful device and it's mystery is exceeded only by it's power.
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Reply #23 posted 01/27/10 12:45pm

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ok . I want one now .
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Genesia said:

alandail said:



"When something exceeds your ability to understand how it works, it sort of becomes magical."

Really? You mean...like the federal budget or health care reform?

I call bullshit.



That dude was hilarious and inspired my last post.
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Mars23 said:

Genesia said:

I don't see any way in which this product isn't a total dog, sales-wise. What is the point of it, anyway? Is it supposed to be an iPod Touch for people who can't read small type? And $800?!

I am a total Applehead, but this is just cuckoo. disbelief


The continuum transfunctioner iPad is a very mysterious and powerful device and it's mystery is exceeded only by it's power.


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Reply #26 posted 01/27/10 12:49pm

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Their book shelf thing looks like Delicious Library.
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alandail said:

Genesia said:

I don't see any way in which this product isn't a total dog, sales-wise. What is the point of it, anyway? Is it supposed to be an iPod Touch for people who can't read small type? And $800?!

I am a total Applehead, but this is just cuckoo. disbelief


They've sold 75 million iPhones/iPod touches, you don't htink there's a market for a faster, larger version of the iPod touch that has completely rewritten apps to take advantage of that extra space?


But if you already have an iPhone/iTouch (or even a Droid, for that matter), why would you spend up to $800 more for this? To get a bigger (more easily broken) screen? It.Makes.No.Sense.
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Reply #28 posted 01/27/10 12:54pm

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I totally want one. But I'll wait for a smaller version.
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Reply #29 posted 01/27/10 12:58pm

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Genesia said:

alandail said:



They've sold 75 million iPhones/iPod touches, you don't htink there's a market for a faster, larger version of the iPod touch that has completely rewritten apps to take advantage of that extra space?


But if you already have an iPhone/iTouch (or even a Droid, for that matter), why would you spend up to $800 more for this? To get a bigger (more easily broken) screen? It.Makes.No.Sense.


Well, it does give you the ability to spend $360 a year on top of your current phone bill.
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