Apple introduces the iPad
January 27, 2010, 11:07am PST | Length: 00:03:40
At an Apple press event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPad. The new mobile device is a half-inch thin and weighs 1.5 pounds. It's powered with a 1GHz Apple A4 chip and comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The new device plays movies, music, TV shows, and acts as an e-reader. It will cost $499 for the 16GB version.
>> We would like to show it to you today for the first time and we call it the iPad.
>> Let me show it to you now. This is what it looks like. I happen to have one right here and that is what it looks like, very thin, and it fits like this.
>> Just to give you a little overview. It is very thin and you can change the background screen, the home screen to personalize it any way you want. People put their own photos on it I am sure, but we shipped a few and you can make it anything you want.
>> And what this device does is extraordinary. You can browse the web with it. It is the best browsing experience you've ever had. It is phenomenal to see a whole webpage right in front of you and you can manipulate with your fingers. It is unbelievably great. Way better than a laptop, way better than a smartphone and you can turn iPad any way you want, up, down, sideways, it automatically adjusts however you want to use it. And again, to see the whole web page is phenomenal. Right there holding the Internet in your hand. It's an incredible experience. Phenomenal for mail, want to focus in on a message, you can that, see your inbox. Again, just turn iPad sideways, get a different view on your mail, push the Compose window, a keyboard pops-up that's almost life size. It is a dream to type on. For photos, your albums are showing a stacks of photos, your albums or events, you can unfold them, look at all your photos, flip through them, got some great slide shows built in, it is a wonderful way to share your photos with friends and family. Built-in a calendar, you can see your month's activities or your day's activities, and everything in between. Built in a great address book for your contacts, have a great maps application which works with Google backend, show you maps, satellite views, zooming on things. iPad is an awesome way to enjoy your music collection and of course we have the iTunes Store built right into the iPad, so you can discover music, you can purchase it, movies, TV shows, podcasts, iTunes University, everything built right into the iPad. YouTube, you can watch YouTube on it including YouTube in high def now. They have got a lot of high def video. And of course it is awesome to watch TV shows and movies on it. So, that gives you a little overview of what the iPad can do.
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