Apple iPad will be launched on May 28

We have a good news for all people who are looking forward for buying an Apple iPad. The international launch date of iPad is out and it is May 28, 2010.ipad

Apple iPad will be up for pre-order on May 10, 2010. Countries like Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK will get the iPad on May 28. In July, 2010 Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore will be visited by iPad.

The price of the iPad is also out. The price of the iPad is as following:

Europe:

  • 16GB WiFi-only €479
  • 32GB WiFi-only €579
  • 64GB WiFi-only €679
  • 16GB WiFi+3G €579
  • 32GB WiFi+3G €679
  • 64GB WiFi+3G €779

UK:

  • 16GB WiFi-only £429
  • 32GB WiFi-only £499
  • 64GB WiFi-only £599
  • 16GB WiFi+3G £529
  • 32GB WiFi+3G £599
  • 64GB WiFi+3G £699

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Apple iPad International Launch Date Postponed By A Month

The Apple iPad has met with astounding success in the U.S. market. Apple claimed that it managed to sold 300,000 iPads on its launch day. When Steve Jobs announced the iPhone OS 4.0, he said that in the first week more than 450,000 iPads were sold. Thanks to the heavy demand in the U.S. market, Apple has decided to push back the international release date of the iPad by a month.apple-logo1

"Faced with this surprisingly strong U.S. demand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of iPad by one month, until the end of May. We will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10," said Apple in a press release.

 

Typical of Apple, the company also boasted about the strong sales of its product in the press release. "We know that many international customers waiting to buy an iPad will be disappointed by this news, but we hope they will be pleased to learn the reason—the iPad is a runaway success in the U.S. thus far." As of now, there is virtually no competition for the iPad. Things will however change soon, with the launch of Meizu’s Mbook and few other Android based tablet devices. HP will also be soon launching its tablet device a.k.a Slate, which will run Windows 7.

Apple did not comment on the iPads overheating and Wi-Fi connectivity issue, which we had reported earlier.

Apple iPad On Sale From April 3, Pre-Orders Begin March 12

Apple today announced that their revolutionary and magical iPad will be hitting US stores beginning April 3rd, 2010. Apple will begin taking pre-orders later this month, 12th March to be precise. The iPad is available in two models with and without 3G. Unfortunately both models will not be available at the same time. Pricing and availability details as mentioned in the press release:

Model Availability (US Only) 16GB 32GB 64GB
Wi-Fi April 3 $499 $599 $699
Wi-Fi + 3G Late April $629 $729 $829

As far as international availability is concerned the press release says that the following countries will get the iPad in late April:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • UK

iPad pricings for the respective countries will be announced in April.

Apple iPad – How It Stands As A Gaming Device

The Apple iPad bridges the gap between the iPod Touch/iPhone and Apples’ Macbook lineup. The iPad has a 9.7′ inch multi-touch LED display. Apple has itself manufactured the processor of the iPad. The processor of the iPad runs at 1Ghz and is known as the A4. Along with the use of this processor and some software tweaks, Apple has managed to make the iPad a great little gaming device. To make most of the current games compatible with the iPad, Apple has used two notable software tweaks here. Scotts said to make the application and games compatible with the iPad, they approached the do it with pixel for pixel accuracy in a black box, or we can pixel-double and run them in full-screen.

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Since the iPad also features an in built accelerometer, gaming on it is an absolute pleasure. Gaming on the iPod Touch/iPhone was already a pleasure. The iPad has taken the pleasure of gaming to the next level. The iPad in fact feels like a bigger version of the iPod Touch/iPhone. During the event, EA demonstrated Need For Shift on the iPad and the graphics looked pretty slick. The game did run a bit sluggish though. Since the game was developed in only under 2 weeks, it could not be properly optimized for the iPad.

The use of the inbuilt Accelerometer, along with the large 9.7inch multi-touch screen is definitely going to make way for games with awesome game play. The Need For Speed demo depicted this, when users need to double tap on the mirror on the screen to look back.Apple also released a new version of the SDK which includes new tools for the iPad. Developers will soon make use of these tools, to make some addictive games for the iPad.

Aside from being a great device for reading eBooks, and browsing the web on the go the Apple iPad is also a great gaming device.

iPhone Apps Will Work With The iPad

Earlier today during the Apple Event as Apple was showcasing the new iPad, one thought which ran across most people’s mind was – “What about apps ? Will the existing ones work?”

To answer that – yes, the existing apps will work. As Apple had demonstrated during the event, existing iPhone / iPod Touch apps will run in two modes – one with the same resolution as the iPhone , at 320×240 centred on the iPad screen.

The apps can also make full use of the real estate, albeit in a zoomed manner. While this seems good, the flip side to this would be that the difference in resolution ( 320×240 for the iPhone / iPod Touch versus 1024×768 for the iPad) – would mean that the apps might not look as pretty since the image is going to be stretched a wee-bit more than 3 times the original resolution.

Apple has made available the iPad SDK to developers, so it shouldn’t be long before developers tweak their existing apps to suit the iPad’s gorgeous new high-res screen.

iPad Details and Specifications – All You Want To Know About the Apple Tablet

So the bigApple event is finally over! The rumors were spot on, with Apple launching the iPad. The Apple iPad is a touch screen tablet based device, as the rumors suggested. The device is only 0.5 inches thick, and has a 9.7 inch multi-touch IPS panel LED screen.The resolution of the screen is 1024*768 at 132 pixels per inch. Rumors suggested that Apple will be naming the device either iSlate/iTablet or the iPad, and in the end iPadwon.

The iPad uses a 1Ghz A4 Processor, which has been made by Apple itself. The iPad has all the usual sensors found in most of the devices today like the Compass, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer etcetera. The iPad also has Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, along with Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n). There is also going to be a WiFi + 3G model of the iPad. The iPad also has built-in speakers along with microphone and 3.5mm audio jack. It will also have TV-Out along with support for multiple languages. apple-tablet-keynote_190

The iPad will only be having a 30 pin connector to sync it via USB to a Mac computer. The device will not have USB ports, SD Card reader or an inbuilt camera. The iPad can be synced using iTunes, just like iPod Touch/iPhone. The battery life of the iPad is quite impressive at 10hours, with the standby time being a whooping 30days. The iPad will be available in storage capacities of 16Gb, 32Gb and 64Gb. The price of the base model of the iPad is 499$, while the 32Gb model costs 599$. Users need to shell out another 130$ for the 3G Wi-Fi model.

The iPad runs on a new OS which is more of an advanced version of the iPhone OS. The UI of the OS is quite different from that of the iPhone OS or Snow Leopard. All the existing and future applications on the app store will work like a charm on the iPad. Apple also released a new SDK today with special tools for the iPad. Steve Jobs also announced a new version of the iWork, developed specifically for the iPad. The new version of the iWork was under development for more than a year.

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Apple also launched a new store called the iBook Store. The iBook store along with the iBook application, makes for a perfect ebook reader. The Amazon Kindle has got some tough competition in the form of the iPad now. Looking at the specifications, features and pricing of the iPad, the device bridges the gap between Apple iPod Touch/iPhone and Macbook Pro line-up. The lack of USB ports here is a serious deal breaker. Apple this time though has priced the iPad at a very competitive price.

Overall, if the iPad does not have niggling issues most first generation of Apple products have, the iPad will be a terrific entertainment device. The Wi-Fi models of the iPad will start shipping from late March, while the 3G models will ship from the month of April.

Here is a link to the official website of the iPad.