No one ever quite realizes how much traffic is engendered by an announcement from Apple and Steve Jobs. I’ll be updating this right through my usual post time of noon MST.
Yes, it is called the iPad.
Click on the photo for Gizmodo’s first hands-on experience.
The iPad is a half-inch thick, weighs 1.5 pounds, and has a 9.7-inch LCD screen. It’s run by a custom-made 1GHz Apple CPU, and comes with 16, 32, or 64GB of flash storage. For connectivity, it has 802.11n, WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1. Jobs claimed it will get up to 10 hours of battery life – running video.
WiFi built-in. There are models with 3G.
The bookshelf screen at iBooks – for eReaders.
Wow! Prepaid – no contract – activate right on the iPad – cancel any time.
Starts at $499 – shipping in 60 days.
Click on the photo to watch the Apple video presentation
125 million people already have accounts which can be used at the iBookstore!