Show Note #023 Apple iPad

Sau nhiều đồn thổi, sản phẩm tablet của Apple chính thức được côn bố bỡi ông Steve Jobs, Tổng giám đốc Apple. Được mang tên iPad, với màn hình cảm ứng đa điểm và có khả năng lướt web, gửi e-mail, xem hình ảnh, video, chơi game tốt hơn bất kỳ smartphone nào đang được bán trên thị trường. "iPad là sự kết hợp giữa iPhone và máy tính xách tay nhưng hấp dẫn hơn nhờ yếu tố mỏng và màn hình điện dung", Jobs cho biết

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iPad mỏng 1,25 cm, màn hình gương 9,7 inch độ phân giải 1.024 x 768 với đèn nền LED và công nghệ IPS. Phiên bản Wi-Fi nặng 0,68 kg còn 3G là 0,73 kg. iPad có thời lượng pin dài, có thể hoạt động liên tục 10 giờ hoặc một tháng ở chế độ standby. Đây cũng là thiết bị đầu tiên dùng chip A4 1 GHz của Apple thay vì bộ vi xử lý của nhà sản xuất thứ ba.

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Sản phẩm chạy hệ điều hành tương tự iPhone và iPod Touch nên người dùng có thể cài các ứng dụng quen thuộc và đồng bộ hóa dữ liệu với PC hoặc máy Mac.

iPad được chia làm hai loại: hỗ trợ Wi-Fi và Wi-Fi + 3G, dung lượng bộ nhớ lần lượt 16 GB, 32 GB và 64 GB (tham khảo giá ở ảnh trên). Kèm theo máy là sạc, cáp kết nối, loa ngoài, microphone và bàn phím ngoài. Bản Wi-Fi sẽ được bán trong vòng 60 ngày tới còn nếu mua máy có cả Wi-Fi và 3G, khách hàng phải chờ sau 90 ngày nữa.

Apple’s tablet is here and it’s called the iPad. It’s available from March

  • The iPad is a 9.7″ touch screen tablet device and is designed to fill the gap between MacBook and iPhone
  • To look at, it’s a large iPod Touch/iPhone. As with the iPhone it contains an accelerometer so that you can rotate it to switch between portrait and landscape modes.
  • Steve Jobs calls it “Our most advanced technology in a magical & revolutionary device at an unbelievable price”. Jonathan Ive says “This defines our vision, our sense of what’s next”.
  • 9.7″ screen – LCD with IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology to improve the viewing angle. refresh rate and color reproduction.
  • 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. 30-pin connector, speaker, microphone, accelerometer, A-GPS and compass.
  • 10 hour battery life (when playing video), 1 month stand-by.
  • 3G+WiFi or WiFi only models.
Models, prices and availability
  • 16GB WiFi only: $499
  • 32GB WiFI only: $599
  • 64GB WiFi only: $699
  • 16GB WiFi & 3G: $629 (250MB $15/mo  or unlimited $30/mo) 
  • 32GB WiFi & 3G: $729 (250MB $15/mo  or unlimited $30/mo) 
  • 64GB WiFi & 3G: $829 (250MB $15/mo  or unlimited $30/mo) 
  • the 3G models are unlocked (AT&T bands)
  • WiFi only versions available from March. 3G versions available from April. You can sign up for preorder notification over at Apple’s iPad pages.
Built in apps
  • Its web browser is billed by Jobs as “The best you’ve ever had”.
  • Photo viewer, with map view to see geo-tagged photos and a slideshow mode.
  • Email client
  • Music player much more like iTunes than the standard iPhone music player.
  • Movies play with borders because the screen aspect ratio is closer to 4:3 than 16:9
  • iTunes Store
  • Maps with current location detection.
  • YouTube client
  • An Address Book that actually looks like… a real address book.
  • Calendar – very much like iCal on OSX.
  • A giant on-screen keyboard takes up almost half the screen, allowing for big, fat buttons supposedly making typing a breeze.
3rd Party Apps
  • “Virtually all” iPhone apps can run on it without modifications – either in a small box in the middle of the screen in actual size or ‘pixel doubled’ to fill the screen by tapping a ‘2x’ icon.
  • Existing apps you’ve bought for your iPhone/Pod Touch can be synced to the iPad without paying again.
  • A new SDK is released today for developers.
  • iPad-specific apps will be listed as such in the store.
iPad Apps
  • The New York Times demonstrated an app that is essentially a reader for the newspaper but with interactive features like being able to play movies embedded in the ‘pages’.
  • An impressive painting app was revealed that allowed users to create artwork with their fingers on screen. So that’s that the paint splashes on the event invite were about!
  • EA demonstrated an version of Need For Speed with great looking 3D graphics and touch-screen controls.
  • revealed an app for Baseball fans.
  • Apple has launched its own e-book app called iBooks.
  • Books can be browsed from an on-screen bookshelf and then read full-screen. Pages can be flipped by touching the screen.
  • An iBook store is built in featuring books from Penguin, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and Hachette book group.
  • iBooks supports the ePub format for e-books.
  • A new version of Apple’s iWork suite has been created specifically for the iPad. Rather than pay for the complete suite you can buy each iWork app separately for $9.99 each.
  • Pages, Keynote and Numbers are all included meaning word processing, presentations and spreadsheets are all possible.
  • Keynote allows presentations to be both viewed and created on the iPad. As the iPad can be connected to a projector it should make for an excellent presentation control device.
  • Likewise, Pages allows both document viewing and creation/editing. Everything has been revised and optimized for the new device.
  • Numbers is, again, fully capable. It can create and edit spreadsheets complete with graphs and the like.
Desktop sync
  • As with an iPhone you can sync the iPad’s music, movies, contacts etc with your computer via iTunes.
3G Data
  • If you want to be connected everywhere you can connect some iPad models to a 3G data network. (see device price above).
  • In the US this is priced at $15 for the first 250MB or $30 for unlimited data.
  • US 3G is provided by AT&T. There’s no contract – you just activate the data connection on your iPad and pay as you go.
  • International data deals should be in place by June.
  • The iPad is unlocked, meaning that you could in theory use another network. The iPad uses GSM Micro SIMs – so any network that uses them will be fine.
  • Need to type out a long document or blog post? Just buy yourself the full-size mechanical keyboard that connects via the iPad’s dock connector.
  • A case for the device is available that doubles up as a table stand for viewing movies easily.

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  3. Good job Hung; detailed report on the iPad. Where is your charming co-host? I think this is the bold move from Apple and Steve Jobs. There are a lot of skepticisms about the potential success of the iPad, but Apple has been very sucessful with the iPod and iPhone, so why not create a “net book” competitor with the iPhone look and feel. Good marketing will create the need among the consumers. If Apple has it, you will need it, period. If Apple does not have it, you don’t need it. He he, I am infringing on Jackie’s territory :~)) Personally, I think it’s a nice product and would use it. I could live with a touch-screen keyboard.

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