Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple unveils worst-kept industry secret

Now, try walking and using this puppy.

Context below:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPad, a tablet-style computer that resembles the iPhone, but larger.

"It's so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone," Jobs said Wednesday at the device's highly anticipated debut in San Francisco.

Apple had kept its "latest creation" tightly under wraps, though many analysts had correctly speculated that it would be a one-piece tablet computer with a big touch screen, larger than an iPhone but smaller than a laptop.

The iPad has a 9.7-inch (24.6-centimeter) touch screen. It is a half-inch (1.25 centimeters) thick, weighs 1.5 pounds (680 grams) and comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash memory storage. The device comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology, but no mention was immediately made of a data connection through a wireless carrier.

Also, the (Max)iPad joke got old two hours ago.

Correction: The joke got old in 2005.