Apple Unveils the iPad, At Last

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by: TechCrunch

By Devin Coldewey

All the naysayers can feel free to eat their hats. Today Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) finally revealed the device we’ve all been whispering about for a good year or more. The Sasquatch of gadgets is real. We’ll update this with all the details as they happen; in the meantime, follow our live coverage.

Looks like a big iPhone to us.

  • 1GHz Apple A4 processor (custom)
  • 0.5″ thick
  • 1.5 pounds
  • 9.7″ Capacitive touchscreen
  • 16-64GB of SSD storage
  • Accelerometer, Compass
  • 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1
  • Runs iPhone apps in window or pixel doubling
  • Hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics
  • SDK out today

There’s a very custom interface that I won’t bother describing — we’ll put video here as soon as Apple puts it up. Needless to say it’s very good looking.

We’re seeing lots of great-looking apps from the live coverage of the event, including 3D games, a really sweet-looking calendar, a nice email app, and a New York Times app that looks really stunning.

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