iPad

  • The iPad Is Like Holding The Future. But Only Because I Graduated From iPhone School.

    The iPad Is Like Holding The Future. But Only Because I Graduated From iPhone School.

    When the iPhone first launched in 2007 I was sure I wasn’t going to buy one. Then I played with one. 15 minutes later I was $600 poorer. It was arguably the best tech purchase I’ve ever made. After the Apple event today, I got a chance to play with the new iPad for quite a bit of time.┬áMy takeaway? The thing is beautiful and fast. Really fast. If you’ll excuse my hyperbole… Read More

  • The iPad vs the Kindle spec for spec

    The iPad vs the Kindle spec for spec

    Apple spent a good deal of time today selling the world on the iPad’s ebook skills. It has a nice 9.7-inch screen, 10 hour battery life, and ebook store. But how does it stack up against the current reigning ebook king, the Kindle? It’s time to call in a massive chart. Read More

  • Video: The iPad In Action

    By now you’ve probably seen the videos on Apple’s site showing the iPad. But those aren’t always indicative of the way it actually works in real life. Luckily, Apple had plenty of iPads in a demo pit area after the event today and we captured some footage of a few applications actually being used. In the video below see Apple’s new Keynote app (built specifically for… Read More

  • Get Nicholas's take on the iPad's over on CNN.com — seriously, CNN

    Get Nicholas's take on the iPad's over on CNN.com — seriously, CNN

    New York (CNN) — We were right all along. It’s called the Apple iPad, and it’s a smallish, $499 computer (for the entry-level model, that is) that can best be described as a big iPhone or iPod touch. It will be available in 60 days. Apple Inc.’s Steve Jobs made the announcement today in San Francisco, California, an event that had provoked the usual, but always… Read More

  • iWork 2010 announced, will support iPad's multi-touch controls (and your regular Mac, too)

    iWork 2010 announced, will support iPad's multi-touch controls (and your regular Mac, too)

    Another year, another release of iLife. This time, though, with full iPadsupport. Yes, Apple showed off iLife 2010 at its big press conference today, and the updates are about what you’d expect from the application suite: incremental and filled with one or two things that make you say, “Wow, neat.” That being the multi-touch support. Read More

  • Adobe: Flash Apps Will Run On The iPad, Even Full Screen At Some Point

    Adobe: Flash Apps Will Run On The iPad, Even Full Screen At Some Point

    While Apple is being lamented here and there for not supporting Flash on its shiny new iPad – boy does Cupertino have a strong dislike for the platform – Adobe has already responded to the news on the official Flash Platform blog. The blog post, unambiguously titled “Building iPad Applications with Flash”, is mostly just to remind people of the company’s Packager… Read More

  • The iPad Video Demo

    This eight minute video should answer any remaining questions you have about the iPad. Watch it in high-res at Apple. Read More

  • Apple has a solution for the iPad's missing SD card slot and USB port: adapters

    Apple has a solution for the iPad's missing SD card slot and USB port: adapters

    Don’t you worry about the iPad lacking an SD card slot and USB port. Apple has you covered with adapters! How nice of Lord Jobs. Instead of building in two industry standards, users are forced to buy extra items with their new iPad. It’s not like the these standards are large and would take away from the oh-so-important design. But it really is ridiculous that the iPad… Read More

  • Apple Doesn't Own A Single iPad Related Domain Name

    Apple Doesn't Own A Single iPad Related Domain Name

    Perhaps Apple was just being extremely careful not to draw any attention to the widely speculated name of its new multimedia device prior to this morning’s announcement, but one simply cannot overlook the fact that the company doesn’t have ownership over any domain names related to ‘iPad’. For now, that is. Read More

  • The iPad's microsite is now live

    The iPad's microsite is now live


    The iPad was just announced. We liveblogged the whole thing, but you still probably have a thousand questions about the device. While our man on the ground is plowing through fellow geeks to get a hands on, check out Apple.com/iPad. It just went live and details the pricing, specs, and functions. There’s even a 7:00 minute video for your enjoyment. Read More

  • Pictures: The iPad Being Manhandled

    Pictures: The iPad Being Manhandled

    Okay, we’ve all seen the iPad now. We’ve read all about it. We’ve seen video of it in action. But how is it to actually hold? I took a bunch of pictures of people playing with it in the demo pit today after Apple’s event. The consensus amongst those I talked to? It’s actually quite comfortable. I played with one myself for a bit and have to agree. While… Read More

  • iPad poll: Yea or Nay?

    iPad poll: Yea or Nay?

    You had to know this was coming, so let’s just get it over with. {democracy:72} Read More

  • Think iBooks Looks Familiar? You're Not The Only One.

    Think iBooks Looks Familiar? You're Not The Only One.

    When Apple was demoing its new iBooks application for the iPad today during their keynote address, I just kept thinking to myself: this simply must have been designed by Delicious Monster, the shop behind the brilliant Mac app Delicious Library. I’m not the only one who thought that either.┬áDelicious┬áMonster founder Wil Shipley thought the same thing. The only problem? His shop… Read More

  • Video: The iPad In Action

    By now you’ve probably seen the videos on Apple’s site showing the iPad. But those aren’t always indicative of the way it actually works in real life. Luckily, Apple had plenty of iPads in a demo pit area after the event today and we captured some footage of a few applications actually being used. In the video below see Apple’s new Keynote app (built specifically for… Read More

  • Apple unveils the iPad – at last – and it's $499

    Apple unveils the iPad – at last – and it's $499


    All the naysayers can feel free to eat their hats. Today Apple finally revealed the device we’ve all been whispering about for a good year or more. The Sasquatch of gadgets is real. We’ll update this with all the details as they happen; in the meantime, follow our live coverage. Looks like a big iPhone to us. Read More

  • CrunchGear Is Live at Today's Apple Event

    http://cdn.livestream.com/events/crunchgear/new/index.html This is where all of our live content for today’s Apple event will live. To make things perfectly clear, Apple won’t let us film inside the event. However, CrunchGear and a special surprise guest will offer a full play by play. Feel free to turn on your headphones at work and listen to the news as it happens or watch us… Read More

  • Investors Didn't Like The iPad Until They Heard Its $499 Price

    Investors Didn't Like The iPad Until They Heard Its $499 Price

    The big day finally arrived, and Apple introduced the iPad this morning (yeah, you heard that already). Strangely, during the course of the much-anticipated event, Apple’s stock went down, as observed by many. And then, Apple finally got around to talking about pricing. Read More

  • Apple Teams With AT&T For The iPad's 3G Connection. Ugh.

    Apple Teams With AT&T For The iPad's 3G Connection. Ugh.

    Today, during the unveiling of the iPad, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that you’ll be able to get an iPad that has both Wi-Fi and 3G access, meaning you can download new content from nearly anywhere. That’s great news. The not-so-good? It’s powered by AT&T, which has been absolutely notorious for already being unable to cope with the 3G data usage of the iPhone. … Read More

  • The iPad Comes With iBooks And Will Cost $500 To $830

    The iPad Comes With iBooks And Will Cost $500 To $830

    Steve Jobs revealed the Apple iPad today, its much-awaited tablet computer (see our live notes). Jobs positions it as a third computing device between a laptop and a smartphone geared towards the “key tasks” of Web browsing, email, sharing photos, watching videos, playing games, and reading digital books. All current iPhone apps will run on the device, as well as new games… Read More

  • Looks Like The Apple iPad Doesn't Have Flash, After All

    Looks Like The Apple iPad Doesn't Have Flash, After All


    We’re in the middle of Apple’s special event, where Steve Jobs is showing off the much-anticipated iPad for the first time (yes, that name is now official). And judging by one photo captured during the presentation, it looks like the device won’t support Flash. As Jobs showed off the iPad’s browsing capabilities, Engadget captured a photo of the tell-tale blue… Read More