1Apple Aims to Validate Tablet Concept with iPad Design
by Cameron Sturdevant
2Jobs Rolls Out the iPad
Steve Jobs announces the name of the latest Apple device, the iPad.
3Just Like the Lion King
Jobs holds up an iPad for the first public look at the tablet device Apple thinks will fill a gap between its iPhone and MacBooks.
4Showing Off the iPad Display
Jobs projected the display of his iPad during his demonstration of the new tablet device.
5Turning It into a Digital Photo Frame
One version of the charging dock enables the iPad to double as a digital photo frame.
6It’s Equipped Almost Like a Desktop
Another version of the charging dock adds a mechanical keyboard for heavy-duty typing projects.
7The Real-World Scrunch
Using an iPad in the wild is a little less glamorous than the thin and light tablet’s svelte appearance would imply.
8Sealed Up Battery
Seen from the rear, the iPad has a sealed battery that Apple has benchmarked at 10 hours while showing video and a month of standby capacity. No claims were made as to the batterys service life replacement.
9Like a Giant iPhone
I’m a long-time user of the Apple iPhone and the use and performance of the iPad was very similar in terms of applications (YouTube shown here). The iPad does have a nice feel in the hand. I wanted to “accidentally” drop it to see the result, but prudence deterred me.
10Working in Portrait Mode
Here you see e-mail messages along the left side with a PDF image opened from an attachment on the right. (It’s the Paris metro map.)
11The iPad from the Bottom Edge
Here is the 30-pin dock and built-in speakers. There is a camera connection kit to get photos directly into the iPad.
12The Views from the Top Edge
Here is the headphone jack to work with the built-in speakers.
13Web Browsing with the iPad
The New York Times made a couple of appearances. Here is the Safari demo page.
14E-Reading with Bookmarks
The iPad lets readers insert personalized bookmarks into any file.
15Browsing Through Photo Archives
Like other Mac devices such as the MacBook, it’s easy to browse through and then expand photos.
16It Even Has a Calendar
Like all other PCs, the iPad includes a calendar application. Here is a detail view.
This is a detail view of the contact management feature.
18Displaying Maps and Satellite Images
Here is a view for a satellite.
19Accessing Music Libraries
Manage your music library here.
Movie display looked great during the demo. Apple claims you can watch 10 hours of video on a single charge.
21Jobs Working with the Keyboard
Here is a view of Jobs composing a new e-mail message. When I typed on the iPad in the demonstration area, it was responsive, if a bit ginger.