My 2 Cents: Here is a nice vid of what the iPad will be like and its built-in apps and at a $499 price-point you really can’t go wrong especially if it as easy to jailbreak as the iPhone…I really think that the main thing that make apple’s device better than the rest if because of captive touch…too nice.
Apple iPad: The Overview
On multiple occasions, Steve Jobs spoke about creating a new category of devices that would fill the gap between the smartphone and the laptop markets. He slammed netbooks for “not being better than anything.” He wanted something that would be better than a laptop at browsing the web and that could play games, movies, YouTube videos and more.
The answer to that gap, at least for Apple, is the iPad. It’s essentially a giant iPod touch/iPhone with a 9.7-inch screen, 16 to 64 GB of memory, and the ability to run almost every iPhone app in the App StoreIt can connect via USB to sync with your PC or Mac, play HD video, act an ebook reader and a lot more.
While there are a lot of functions, all of which we describe below, its killer feature is by far the price. While many predicted it would cost $1,000, the starting price of the iPad is just $499. For comparison, the Kindle DX, which also has a 9.7-inch screen, costs $489, only $10 less than the iPad.
Let’s get into the details of the iPad, shall we?