On January 27, 2010, after months of intense hype but no leaks, Apple announced its latest product, the iPad. iMac, iPod,
iPhone, iPad. The iPad is a sleek tablet that looks like a cross between an iPhone and the LCD case of the MacBook Air. It
measures 7.5 x 9.6 inches and is only half an inch thick. It weighs a pound and a half. It has a 9.7-inch multi-touch screen
with 1024 x 768 resolution. Apple says its internal 25 watt-hour battery lasts ten hours. The iPad is powered by a 1GHz Apple
A4 chip, a first as Apple never before used an Apple-branded chip. The iPad comes with 16, 32 or 64GB of Flash, and each version
is available with or without 3G. Pricing starts at US$499, the most expensive 3G model runs US$829. Apple has special AT&T
wireless data deals: US$14.99/month for 250MB or US$29.99/month unlimited, without contract, and the devices are unlocked.
The standard version of the iPad will be available within 60 days of the January 27 release, the 3G version within 90 days.
So that's the deal.