iPad Pre-Order has begun! First Pictures.

Posted in iPad, News by ipadnerd on March 10, 2010

Get your credit cards ready. Pre-ordering of the iPad began at 08:30ET today (US only). You can pre-order (limit 2 per customer) from the Apple Online Store or reserve for pickup at an Apple Retail Store. iPad Wi-Fi models hit the street on April 3rd with the 3G iPad to be released in late April. We will be posting an iPad unboxing video on April 3rd. Stay tuned! International customers will have to wait until later in April to order their iPads. See below first pictures of the Pre-Order webpages from the Apple website.

Wifi 16GB: $499, 32GB: $599, 64GB: $699
3G 16GB: $629, 32GB: $729, 64GB: $829

Keyboard Dock: $69 (Available Mid-April)
iPad Case: $39
iPad Dock: $29
10W USB Power Adapter: $29 (Available Late-April)
Dock connector to VGA: $29
Wireless Keyboard: $69
Applecare 2 Years: $99
Owning an iPad: Priceless :)

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“What the heck is it for?”, they ask me …

Posted in iPad by ipadnerd on March 13, 2010

I heard it from my wife, countless friends, and even Bill Gates. And on 1-Feb-2010, David Letterman summed up this sentiment in his “Top Ten Surprises In The $3.8 Trillion Federal Budget” with No. 2: “$1 billion research grant to figure out what the hell iPad does!“. Yeah, that was really funny, but the question still begs for an answer …

Some Cons

  1. Unlike the iPhone, it is too big to carry in your pocket, so for portable use, you will need to lug it around in a backpack or something
  2. It’s screen is a bit smaller than even the smallest laptops
  3. Despite Apple’s touting its “unbelievable price”, it can not replace an iPhone yet costs a lot more, and can not really replace a laptop yet costs more than many laptops nowadays
  4. With its maximum 64GB capacity, it does not even come close to being able to hold all my music like my iPod Classic 160GB can – not to mention all my videos either
  5. It does not have the performance or resolution for playing true 1080p HD video

Some Pros (why I am buying it)

  1. It will be so much nicer to use on an airplane tray table where laptops don’t cut it with lesser legroom and reclining seats
  2. It will last 10 hours for long plane trips which is a whole lot longer than a typical laptop
  3. It will become the best way to share large beautiful photos when you visit someone
  4. It will become the best way to surf the web, since the screen is light and thin (unlike lugging around most laptops), while big enough to comfortably browse the web
  5. It will be a joy to use with its touch-screen interface and a reasonable screen size that should not cause fatigue (unlike touch-screen desktops)
  6. The new innovative Apple apps (e.g., Calendar and Photo) will surely delight as they always have with the iMac and the iPhone
  7. Its beautiful color screen will be the perfect medium for electronic magazines as opposed to mediums like the Kindle and similar devices
  8. It will definitely outperform many devices (iPhone, Kindle, many laptops, etc.) for games and video

Tell us what you think the iPad will do for you …

I ain’t paying no stinkin’ additional fee for 3G!!! … but wait …

Posted in iPad by ipadnerd on March 12, 2010

A whole new monthly fee ($15-30) versus any existing iPhone account 3G monthly fee? Forget that, right? Ah, but check this out … AT&T and Apple are smart enough to offer it on an as-needed basis – and you can turn it off and on directly from the iPad! So for the few months requiring emergency iPad online access or non-Wi-Fi travel access, I don’t mind paying $15. Guess who just pre-ordered the 64GB 3G version? ;)

Steve Jobs says “No” to Tethering iPhone to iPad

Posted in iPad by ipadnerd on March 11, 2010

I’m Jezper from Sweden, a long time Apple fan, currently about to replace the very last computer at home with a brand spanking new iMac i7. I’m also awaiting the release of the iPad. However, I have one question:

Will the wifi-only version somehow support tethering thru my iPhone?

Two devices, based on the same OS, with already built-in technology to share one data plan suggests a secondary contract could possibly be redundant.

From the look of your keynote, where the iPad sits well between my MacBook Pro and my iPhone, I was hoping the three of them could interact as seamless as possible.

All the best,
Jezper Söderlund

Jobs Responded to Soderlund’s email with one word, “No.”

iPad/iPhone Icon Coasters for the discerning Nerd

Posted in iPad by ipadnerd on March 10, 2010

For the iPad/iPhone nerd who has everything. $59

First iPad Commercial launched during Oscars

Posted in iPad, Video by ipadnerd on March 10, 2010
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iPad Previewed in ‘The Incredibles’ Six Years Ago?

Posted in iPad, Steve Jobs by ipadnerd on February 19, 2010

It’s well known that the iPad has been a long term passion-project for Steve Jobs. Check out the tablet device used in The Incredibles; a movie made by the Jobs founded animation company Pixar. Do you think it’s a coincidence?
David Janes: The Incredibles and the iPad

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Hulu to Charge on iPad?

Posted in iPad by ipadnerd on February 19, 2010

Hulu is desperately in search of a revenue model. Reports are that it will charge for use on the iPad.
All Things Digital: Will You Pay for Hulu on the iPad? It May be Your Only Choice.

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Posted in Nerd, Steve Jobs, Video by ipadnerd on February 18, 2010

An inspirational speech that provides insight into the thinking of the man behind the iPad. Thanks applevideos.net!

Sneak Peak of Wired Magazine iPad App

Posted in Apps, iPad, News, Video by ipadnerd on February 18, 2010

Previews of some of the first iPad Apps are rolling out and they look terrific.

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