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Yahoo is getting into the iPad with their own special app. See some screenshots below. Obtained with a lead from Federico at MacStories
The WiFi-only iPad won’t hit shelves until April 3rd (a Saturday), and the 3G version is slated to come to market in “late April.” Pre-orders for both versions started on March 12th. As previously mentioned, there will be three tiers of storage. Additionally, Apple has worked out a data-only deal with the dreaded AT&T to provide 3G support to this device (there were literally boos and deep breaths taken when this was announced). Apple is offering what it calls “breakthrough” prices on two pay-as-you-go tiers; a $14.99-a-month plan that nabs you 250MB of data, and a $29.99-a-month option which gives you unlimited access. The devices come SIM-unlocked, but they only accept the not-widely-adopted micro SIM chips, thus halting your ability to throw any old SIM you want in there.
iBooks is an application announced by Apple Inc. in conjunction with the iPad on January 27, 2010. At that time, it was described by Apple as being available only in the United States. Product information released in March 2010 continues to indicate that iBooks will only be available in the U.S.
It receives ePub-format content from the iBookstore. It is also capable of embedding video. According to product information as of March 2010, iBooks will be able to “read the contents of any page” using VoiceOver.
Users of the application will be able to change the font and text size displayed, as well as adjust screen brightness form within the app. Words can be selected and searched throughout the book. Pages are turned by tapping or dragging on the page.
iWork is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations the Mac way. And it’s compatible with Microsoft Office.
iWork is an office suite of desktop applications created by Apple for the Mac OS X and iPhone OS operating systems. The first version of iWork, iWork ’05, was released in 2005. The suite originally bundled Keynote, a presentation program which had previously been sold as a standalone application, and Pages, a combined word processing and page layout application. In 2007, Apple released iWork ’08, which contained a new spreadsheet application, Numbers. iWork also includes access to iWork.com, a beta service that allows users to upload and share documents online with others, who can download them and give feedback. iWork integrates with existing applications from Apple’s iLife suite through the Media Browser, which allows users to drag and drop music from iTunes, movies from iMovie, and photos from iPhoto and Aperture directly into iWork documents.
Although iWork is billed by Apple as “a successor to AppleWorks”, it does not replicate the functionality of AppleWorks’s database and drawing tools.
In your hands, you can definitely feel the 1.5 pounds of weight the iPad carries. It’s not super heavy, but it has a healthy solidness to it. The aluminum is welcoming to touch and hold, though the glass (as you would imagine) is a magnet for smudges. Just expect to be wiping this thing clean a lot. One handed operation is definitely the name of the game for the iPad unless you’re sitting, so expect to be holding it with one hand while navigating with the other. When you’re seated, it’s clear Apple has two use cases in mind: on the lap, or on a table. Both work easily enough, though it’s going to take some getting used to when it comes to typing.
Apple just recently came out with a revolutionary new device called an ipad. basically does all the stuff a ipod or iphone does just with a better way of doing them. came out on Jan 27 2010. any questions or comments, id be happy to answer them.