Apple iPad

January 28, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | 9 Comments | |
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The Apple iPad is a new, multi-touch device marketed as “an extraordinary way to enjoy and share your photos”. Featuring a 9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, the Apple iPad boasts 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132ppi, and comes with 16, 32 or 64GB of built-in storage capacity. The Photos app displays the photos in an album as though they were in a stack. Just tap the stack, and the whole album opens up. From there, you can flip through your pictures, zoom in or out, or watch a slideshow. You can even import photographs directly from your camera using the optional Apple Camera Connection Kit. Apart from displaying your photos, the Apple iPad can also be used to surf the Web, read and write e-mails, watch videos, access the AppStore, download and listen to music, buy and read books, and more. Measuring 9.56x7.47x0.50 inches, the Apple iPad is available from $499.

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#1 chuck

and this is related to photography - how?! it doesn't even have an SD-slot!

you crapple fanboys are such a funny bunch.

5:33 pm - Thursday, January 28, 2010

#2 Free iPad

I think it's a bit stupid that they're promoting how it's so good for displaying your photos.... what new features has it got for displaying photos compared to the iphone and other photo viewers? None! It's basically a big iphone. but without the phone capabilities!

I was expecting a bigger hard drive aswell!

11:57 pm - Thursday, January 28, 2010

#3 pdr

What strikes me as a bit weird is that nobody (journalists) seems to be picking up on the IPS-tech behind that display, even though mr.Jobs himself made quite the point out of it. Especially a blog like this, when featuring such a vaguely-related-to-the-topic-gadget, should be able to comment on this. 'Cause I'm guessing it is going to be great watching moving and still images on it (as long as you don't mind iPhoto or that rather expensive usb/sd-photo adapter kit)!

1:12 am - Friday, January 29, 2010

#4 ht

I disagree with the first poster. This thing is at least as relevant to photographers as any other digital photo frame or multimedia player/viewer.

1:56 pm - Friday, January 29, 2010

#5 rob

This blog entry is totally inadequate for the people who are not in the know to properly appreciate the iPad's potential importance.

This thing WILL change the way people are using computers and display/share their photos (among other things). Maybe not today, maybe not this year, but it is the beginning of a revolutionary change.

11:37 pm - Wednesday, February 3, 2010

#6 Not me

There are better alternatives to this iPad. Too large for being handy, no cover and therefore too easy to break, and there are much cheaper solutions (search asus) which offer better robustness and price.

And well, no, appart from the apple buzzword, unless that screen is proved to offer a higher contrast ratio, is rather unrelated to photography

8:09 pm - Saturday, February 6, 2010

#7 Not me

@ rob, I just forgot... the "importance" of this product is none. There's nothing new to a portable flat monitor. It's no new technology. Just a new "apple branded" product.

Btw, commenting being "on the know" of something is really funny, coming from an apple user. Please do not comment on the knowledge of other users. Sure you have a PhD on Apple, but well... ;)

8:12 pm - Saturday, February 6, 2010

#8 rob

@Not me - I wonder where this hostility is coming from? You may certainly be of a different opinion, but do you really have to resort to a ridicule? I don't think this is the best place for personal attacks, don't you agree?

At this point in time, not much is known about the iPad's features, limitations and expandability. After all, this is the first generation product and not even released for sale yet. But if you are a thinking and unbiased person (which I do not doubt), you should be able to put together all the available clues and get to an intelligent conclusion, right? You don't have to be an Apple fan to do that, right? After all, there are many potential users who may find this tablet very useful. For example, great portion of the publishing industry is thrilled, because they believe that the iPad will save their industry in a similar way the iPod saved the music industry. None of the other existing e-book readers can even attempt to do that, because of their severe technical limitations in comparison to the iPad. This is evident even now, when we still do not know full iPad's specs.

Instead, you are making all sorts of presumptions about my knowledge, personality, etc. That does not show you in the best of light...

4:31 am - Sunday, February 7, 2010

#9 iPad news

I think the trouble is people expect to much these days, the iPad is a very good gadget, overpriced and no flash i agree but its a good gadget :-)

8:37 pm - Wednesday, June 9, 2010