There’s less than a week to go until the iPad’s April 3 launch date, but up until now footage of people actually using the device has been relatively scant — there’s the Steve Jobs keynote address, a few Flip-cam recordings from the twenty minutes reporters had after the keynote, and a whirlwind commercial. Today, we’re getting much, much more: Apple has just posted a series of eleven Guided Tours that walk you through many of the device’s core features, including Safari, Mail, iBooks, and the iWork suite.
If you want to get a feel for what can be done with an advanced app on the iPad, check out the iWork apps. The Keynote video, in particular, is impressive — it shows how you can use multi-touch to rearrange slides, place and resize images, and create animated effects using a feature called ‘Magic Move’. It looks very slick, though we’ll have to try it for ourselves before we can determine if it’s as efficient as its desktop counterpart.