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Apple confirms iPad

Apple has put an end to six months of intense speculation in confirming today its newest device, the iPad.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the new device at a special one-off event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, California.

As expected, the device is a keyboardless tablet computer with multitouch interface.

More details on the device will follow.

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-Alpha3188d ago

Selling for the price of: Your left arm-- warranty not included :P

Just kidding. iPad. It's such an obvious title, why didn't I think of that?

Not sure how useful or important this will be, but Apple knows how to push its products.

Darkeyes3188d ago

999$ confirmed price.. Boy thats costly.. Was hoping for something around 600-700$
See more details below.

http://ipaddemo.com/

But iPad sound really weird.. Something like a women hygiene product lol.. iSlate would have been much better.. But Apple seems to be banking on the iPod iPad thing... Hope it works out for them.

LordMarius3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

I never buy 1st gen apple products, next year there will be a better iPad

and the year after that....and that and so on

-Alpha3188d ago

Women rights--- er, I mean hygiene :P

But yes, that name is very "ugh".

Xwow20083188d ago

1000$ for this thing...no thx, ill wait when it get cheaper then ill buy it.

Carl14123188d ago

It's a ridiculously overpriced and oversized iPod...

RadientFlux3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

meh, doesn't really interest me. I already have an iphone, and I need a desktop/laptop for work. So if I did buy one it would be collecting dust somewhere.

Edit : Also for some reason the name iPad brings up images of maxi-pads.

joydestroy3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

zzZZzzzZZzzzzz

i hope it flops honestly. they're just throwing out ideas now. i only see this catering to those that like netbooks, and even then they probably won't be able to justify that price tag. no way, no thanks.

edit: everyone in here that's against it is basically saying all the reasons why i am lol. looks like i'm not alone. good luck on that one, Apple.

edit2: even at $499, still a no go for me.

Rush3188d ago

Looks cool but there's no chance in hell am spending 1000usd on a tablet again I already own a Wacom 12WX for my PC and it doesn't get used all that much.

Nineball21123188d ago

Wonder what games will be available for it.

Chaos Striker3188d ago

EA actually showed off Need for Speed Shift and another independent developer showed off an FPS game. Needless to say they look amazing based on the hardware. From the screens they look like mid-ps2-generation games but will a lot of AA (from the looks of it). Engadget.com has the liveblog and photos they've taken from the conference.

butterfinger3188d ago

has not been confirmed by any means. Don't post anything until it is confirmed. Unless it is on the Apple website or engadget or the like, I'm not going to believe it. We will know for sure in an hour most likely.

BTW: There will obviously be 3 separate price points seeing as it comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB CONFIRMED.

darthv723188d ago

why is this making the waves when there have been touch tablets on the market before? Is it because it is Apple?

Off topic: I am wondering if because they have been using the "i" for everything, will they do like nintendo and the "wii" this and "wii" that?

Apple makes a bike: iPed
Apple makes a toilet: iPot or iPoop/iPee
Apple makes a car: iGo-vroom vroom vroom

Darkeyes3188d ago

Sorry for that Butterfinger... Couldn't edit my post after 30 min... Sorry people price still unconfirmed....

Let me guess... 800,900,1000 for the 3 models or start with 700... But 16GB sucks man.

butterfinger3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

16GB sucks, but AT&T (which they just announced) sucks worse.

BTW: OFFICIAL PRICING: STARTS AT $499! $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB

Chaos Striker3188d ago

Pricing:

starts at $499...wow

Darkeyes3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

Prices just in people.... Starts at 399$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for 16GB (without 3G), 600$ for 32GB and 700$ for 64GB

with 3G: 16GB 629 32GB 729, 64 GB 929!!!!

The thing just got interesting...... Sorry for the mistake earlier..

Yup Butterfingers.. only AT&T means sucks for me.. Man what is it with Apple sucking on AT&T so much?

butterfinger3188d ago

NOW I am underwhelmed. This is definitely a solid starting point, but I'd rather have a Macbook Air than this thing. :/ My Kindle is probably easier on my eyes than the iPad would be, so I'm definitely not switching for that. It looks like I'll just have to keep holding out for a Verizon iPhone.

reaferfore203188d ago

I still don't understand why people like the touchscreen so damn much... I mean if you like your moniter turning into a smudgy POS then by all means it's great. But I personally like having actual buttons that you can feel with your fingers... I believe it's called "tactile response" and has been working for years.

solidt123188d ago

Sounds like a feminine product.

mabreu3188d ago

This thing will sell like crazy anyway. I believe that in 3 years, this device will out sell the DS. Hopefully the games will be better than just what the iPhone has.

SteelyPhil3188d ago

if it doesn't support flash, its useless.

BRG90003188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

LFMAO @ all the damage control by the PC and Kindle fanboys!

I kid, I kid. Just thought it was weird that there was no console war in this thread.

Sitdown3188d ago

and then even with the right price out, somebody still chimed in with the wrong price.

DViOUS1ONE3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

iDon'tcare

Ontopic: Man what the heck is that thing? Looks like a big a$$ iPod touch or something man Apple is starting to run out of ideas.

randomwiz3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

its basically a 10 inch ipod touch with a 1ghz processor(which kind of sucks for this type of device)

kaveti66163188d ago

Someone on here just made a jab at people who like netbooks.

I demand an explanation. What is wrong with liking netbooks.

They're small. They make less noise, produce less heat, and they're becoming very powerful.

I ask because I ordered an HP Mini 311 a couple of days ago, and I think it is a fantastic product.

3 GB of DDR3 Ram, Intel Atom 1.66 GHz, and Nvidia ION card.

I can play a lot of games on it, too.

SilentNegotiator3188d ago

Mad TV - Ipad: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

LOL, they should have picked a different name. This could become a running gag.

FarEastOrient3188d ago

I hope this thing isn't tied to AT&T like the iPhone...

jamesrocks31473188d ago

its actulli $499 and $829 most expensive model

sikbeta3188d ago

Ah...everyone buy Apple products just cuz they're PoP as the 90's Boy Bandz [lol] If at least they NEED those products I probably understand but not just buying cuz of the "[I]"

lol I remember a chick that had like 3 cellphones and anyone probably think that is more than enough, but not for her, a month later she was walking around with an IPHONE

-_-

bioshock12213188d ago

Yeah I agree I don't get how important this will be since it just seems like a bigger iphone. Don't get what all they hype is about.

Braska3188d ago

Just like every other Apple product: Overpriced and useless.

ia_studio3188d ago

youve got to be kidding me that's an iphone an oversized one.

kingboy3187d ago

well someone did figure out the name 4yrs ago

Timesplitter143187d ago

It'l like they totally forgot about usefulness and only focus on making all their s*** 100% touch-sensitive.

A multitouch keyboard looks like a real pain to use. You can't feel the keys.

vhero3187d ago

Never gonna take off like the iphone especially at that price.

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saint_john_paul_ii3188d ago

why dont you just get an iphone? its pretty much the same thing.

hoops3188d ago

$999 is way too expensive for a tablet.

butterfinger3188d ago

I guess it's a good thing it costs half of that.

ELite_Ghost3188d ago

looks too expensive... :(

Defectiv3_Detectiv33188d ago

Sounds like a tampon, a really expensive tampon

it better have wings or gtfo