With the emergence of Apple’s newest creation, the Apple iPad, consumers will be able to have a new look on the world through this interestingly advanced technology. Unlike any other piece of technology of its age, the Apple iPad offers a wide range of diverse applications, all of which may be executed wirelessly as well as effortlessly. Among these features, the Apple iPad offers internet access so that individuals can get on the World Wide Web no matter where they are, as long as their Apple iPad gets some service there. However, this is not the only feature that the Apple iPad has to offer.
Apart from supporting Apple’s very own Safari internet accessibility engine, the Apple iPad also includes features such as the receiving and sending of electronic mail, the ability to download and display photos, the ability to download and view video as well as stream video, the same functionality of an iPod in respect to MP3 availability as well as iTunes availability, numerous downloadable applications to chose from, ability to download and read online books, the ability to take and read notes, the availability of downloadable maps and GPS functions, personal service organizers such as calendars and contact lists, computer desktop like home screen, graph and chart creation and organization, and so much more. To put it simply, the Apple iPad is a massive piece of technology with innumerable functions and abilities that place it so far above any other like piece of technology currently on the market.
Possibly the most impressive and interesting feature of the Apple iPad is its availability of downloadable applications. Due to modern technology, there is literally no restrictions or boundaries placed on these diverse applications. With thousands to choose from, any owner of the Apple iPad can be easily pleased no matter what their tastes are.
The video playing and streaming feature is also one of this item’s highlights. Because of how frequently some people travel, it can be just a matter of convenience for them to be able to watch movies or other videos on the go. With this feature, the Apple iPad becomes one of the most valuable travel companions that there is. This fact is further emphasized with the iBook feature. So even if an individual does not watch movies, there is still the option for him or her to read any number of books available for download.
The Apple iPad has so many functions that come along with it; there is literally no way to list every single one of them. For those that are curious about these features, there are websites and pages on Apple’s website that described many more features in greater detail. But, for the most part, the key functions of the Apple iPad are the ones listed. It is also important to note that, with Apple’s continuing research and development, there will be a nonstop stream of functions that evolve as this piece of technology is released. So there may never be a way to describe all of its potential features.
Apple is said to be announcing the release of a tablet computer at the end of January, and likely shipping the tablet in the early Spring. Rumored to be called the iSlate, the tablet has been described as being more than just an enlarged iPhone, combining the size of a netbook, the power of a computer, the text clarity of an eBook reader, and the ease of use of an iPhone/iPod touch. The iSlate rumors have excited gadget, computer, and business enthusiasts leading to wild speculation and conclusions based on research and leaked information.
There is a wide range of speculation about what the iSlate will look like and include. Speculation has varied on size – definitely larger than an iPhone and smaller than a MacBook, but rumors have placed the screen between 7 and 11 inches when measured diagonally. Apple created two versions of its smaller touch-sensitive product, the iPod Touch and iPhone, and it is likely that the iSlate will also have a 3G option and one without. Additionally, some have theorized that the tablet will have a screen that is touch sensitive, and will give a tactile response when using it as a keyboard.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs quashed the idea of a tablet computer several years ago, before the iPhone was announced. However, with new advances in processor power and speed, as well as improvements in battery life and touchscreen technology, the tablet has many more potential uses. Tablet computers take up less space than laptops or netbooks, as the keyboard is eliminated. Following on the heels of Amazon’s success with the Kindle, the iSlate will make it easy for users to read a newspaper, magazine, or ebook anywhere. Unlike the Kindle, however, when the reader is done with the ebook the iSlate could next be used for learning the piano, emailing, writing a report, or sketching.
Rumors are currently agreeing about the probable cost of the iSlate – between $700 and $1,000. This would be higher than the cost of a netbook or smartphone, but lower than the cost of a MacBook. Apple’s products are often at the higher end of the price range for computers and electronics, but consumers have shown that they will pay more for the reliability and ease of use of the iPhone, iPod, and MacBook. If the current level of interest in the iSlate continues or increases, Apple will have a strong demand for its upcoming tablet release.
Apple has yet to release any official photographs, schematics, or technical specifications, so all of the information gathered thus far about the rumored iSlate could be inaccurate or incomplete. However, the information leaked thus far has come from reliable enough sources to be quoted in mainstream media and well-known business publications. Until the announcement and release, there will be many more rumors to read and leads to research.