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27

Apple Introduces iPad…the Ill-named, Long Awaited Tablet.

Steve Jobs holds the new Apple iPad - image via Engadget.

This is the device everyone has been waiting for. Is it the one we’ve been waiting for here at TweakOSX? Well, that’s up in the air as of yet…but the keynote isn’t quite over yet…so here’s what we know so far:

  • half-inch thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds,
  • 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display
  • custom 1GHz Apple “A4″ chip
  • 10-hour battery life and a month of standby
  • 16, 32, and 64GB sizes
  • 30-pin Dock connector
  • speaker and microphone
  • Bluetooth, and 802.11n WiFi
  • accelerometer
  • compass.

The iPad runs iPhone apps out of the box — either pixel-for-pixel in a window, or pixel-doubled fullscreen. Developers can also target the new screen size using the updated iPhone OS SDK (available today) and take advantage of the sexy full screen.

UPDATE:

iPad also comes in a 3G version with data plans of

$14.99 for 250 mb of transer
$29.99 for unlimited data transfer

$499 for 16GB

32GB is $599

64GB is $799.

3G models cost an extra $130.

$629, 729, and 829 with 3G.

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