Apple finally announces iPad

Wednesday, 27 January 2010 18:29 GMT By Johnny Cullen


After weeks and months of speculation, Apple has finally revealed its tablet device known as iPad.

The conference involving Steve Jobs just wrapped up,

The company also revealed that over three billion downloads from users on the App Store, with over 140k apps on it.

Find the liveblog of choice from Engadget, who we also thank for the asset.

iPad is a half inch thick, weighs in at a whopping one-and-a-half pounds and as you can see, looks like a large iPhone with a nine-and-a-half inch wide multi-touch screen.

It used Apple’s 1 GZ A4 processor and comes with flash memory totals of 16, 32, or 64Gb with WiFi (including 802.11n)and Bluetooth capabilities with some models boasting 3G, while others won’t. 3G will run you $15 a month for up to 250Mb of data usage, with unlimited data plans running $30 a month.

Sans 3G, the different models will run as follows:

  • 16Gb- $500
  • 32Gb -$600
  • 64Gb- $700

3G capability bumps the price of each model up $130 extra.

iPad is expected to be released in 60 days, with iPad 3g hitting in 90 days – neither are region locked, and will work worldwide.

Thanks, GamePro.