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Key features of the iPad

2010-01-28 13:33

Here are some key features of the new device announced on Wednesday.

* 24cm colour multi-touch display.
* Costs $499 for 16 gigabytes of storage, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB.
* 3G wireless capability costs an extra $130.
* AT&T Inc data plan costs $14.99 per month for 250MB of data, $29.99 for unlimited data.
* 10 hours of battery life, and a month on standby.
* 1.27cm thick, weight 680g.
* New iBook store has partners including Pearson Plc's Penguin, News Corp's HarperCollins, CBS Corp's Simon & Schuster MacMillan, Lagardere's Hachette Book Group.
* WiFi and bluetooth connectivity, compass, ability to view in portrait and landscape modes.
* Runs a variation of the iPhone operating system. Apple says all iPhone apps can run on the iPad.
* Supports iWork, Apple's productivity suite that competes with Microsoft Corp Office.
* 1GHz Apple-made A4 chip.
* WiFi models ship in late March, 3G shipping in April.