iPad Update

An article from crunchbase.com listed these specs for the iPad,

iPad Specifications

  • 1GHz Apple A4 processor (custom)
  • 0.5″ thick
  • 1.5 pounds

Display

  • 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
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Compass

Input and Output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Built-in speakers
  • Microphone
  • SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

Audio Playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: 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

Battery and Power

  • Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Other Specs

  • 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1
  • Runs iPhone apps in window or pixel doubling
  • Hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics
  • SDK released 1/27/10
  • Syncs over USB through iTunes, just like iPhone or iPod touch, syncing photos, music, movies, tv shows, contacts, apps, etc.
  • Offers touch-ready iWork version which includes versions of the Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications at $9.99

While most of this is either useless to you or you really don’t care about it, but there is thing that made me happy with this.

  • Syncs over USB through iTunes, just like iPhone or iPod touch, syncing photos, music, movies, tv shows, contacts, apps, etc.
  • This makes it a big iPod instead of a stand alone device where you would have to pay for all movies and videos making your existing collection mostly pointless because it would be stuck on your computer. This is the one thing that was really stopping me from considering buying an iPad and if these specs are correct then there is now a high chance i will buy one.

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