This is a Live coverage of the live coverage of the unveiling of the latest creation by apple as seen in the updates over at http://live.appleinsider.com/
The event starts in about 20 mins.
And the most anticipated thing is “the most important thing I ever done”, as quoted Steve Jobs to have said, to be revealed.Just a small reminder that this is the first product presentation Steve Jobs is going to have after his 6 months medical leave for leaver transplant.
Also Steve jobs has been trying to bring an iPad device to life for nearly 15 years now.
Ten minutes now…
Wonder what the big surprise will be, i mean with all the thing speculated so far what hasn’t been said?
I don’t wish i was there, but it sure would be nice to have a video feed
Putting some music on, it’s nerve racking
4 minutes now
I really wish it will be really useful to me so i have a reason to overcharge my credit card for it.
off we go…
under the tunes of what i got by Sublime
The man is on stage…
No feed form the feeds for a while now, i think they are down.
They are back.
Steve jobs is spitting numbers.
248 stores and not one in Greece
Now talking about a device in the middle, between smartphones and laptops
Apple insider is down.
Good thing i have a back up
And its name, iPad
iPad is very thin and you can change the home screen. It provides the best browsing experience you’ve ever had.
You can manipulate the page with your fingers
Danm i wish i had visual
It has a big onscreen keyboard and it has iTunes store built in
Nothing exciting so far
Opening a beer…
Feeds are down again…
Apple is the #1 mobile device maker in the world.
It looks like the iPad supports flash!
flash support, if true, is good news
still nothing mind blowing, maybe the expectations are too high?
It’s a slate that looks like a larger iPhone. There’s a home button, an aluminum bezel like a MacBook, a glass screen. Your able to personalize your home screen however you want. You can browse the Web with it — Steve says it’s the best browsing experience you’ve had
802.11n WI-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. Accelerometer & compass, speaker microphone, 30-pin connector. Battery. What is the battery life of this device? 10 hours of battery life. Applause! Take a flight from SF to Tokyo and watch video the whole way on one charge. In addition, over a month of standby life. Set the iPad down, goes to sleep automatically, walk away and come back in a month and it still has a charge.
so far mainly a great video and internet experience
It will support unmodified apps from the app store, which means that you can run the same apps you run now on your iPhone
If developer spends some time modifying, they can take full advantage of the large touch-screen display.
Gameloft is presenting games now, Nova in particular.
NY Times is up now.
The main target is supposed to reading on the iPad, NY Times is a big thing to come supporting it.
NY Times says: Been at this for three weeks, and excited to pioneer new journalism.
“new journalism” being the key phrase.
Now showing off Brushes for on-screen painting, with playback of the paint processes, cool but nothing mind-blowing yet.
It seems to be fast, both processing and display wise.
Come Steve give a reason to more dept on my back.
Steve is back on presenting iBooks, with EPUB format support.
It’s Phil Schiller’s and iWork turn now.
It will have wi-fi, but 3g only to some models?
And he is shown some US specific data plans for the iPad
14 $ for 250 MB per month
“We think it’s a phenomenal offering. So what about internationally? We hope to have our international deals in the June-July timeframe. We think we can do a lot in June, we’ll start on that tomorrow. However all models are unlocked and use GSM micro-SIMS.”
And he wraps it up with the price?
It starts at $499 (not $999) for the stripped one
the 3g, 64GB is $829
“Within about 90 days we’ll be shipping 3G models. Soon you’ll be able to get an iPad in your hands for just $499.”
Now accessories, keyboard dock, case…
It looks and it sounds great so far but I don’t think I am sold, maybe I am not in the exact target group
It looks like a big iPhone, in all aspects. I don’t see anything really new for me other than being bigger. Maybe more for students and executives, excel working people.
I mean don’t get me wrong I want one I am just not sure I need one, or at least what I need it for