Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPad Offers New Way of Accessing the Web
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad, the long-awaited, much speculated tablet computer, Jan. 27 in San Francisco. Jobs positioned the tablet as a new way of accessing the Web for work and play, allowing users to leverage their iPhone applications on a larger platform and at greater speeds. eWEEK provides a walk-through of the new product, which will be available in a Wi-Fi version in March and with Wi-Fi and 3G service from AT&T in April. Apple said the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model starts at $499. Users can pay $599 for a 32GB Wi-Fi-only model, or $699 for a 64GB Wi-Fi unit. These models will ship in March from the Apple Store and retailers. Consumers who opt to buy an iPad with Wi-Fi and 3G will pay $629 (16GB), $729 (32GB) and $829 (64GB). These will be available in April with prepaid data plans from AT&T.