iPad, the touch-screen tablet, is available in WiFi and 3G+WiFi models. It has received high marks for videos and games, reading electronic books and magazines, and general Web browsing.
iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G offers superfast data speeds up to 7.2 Mbps over 3G cellular networks around the world. iPad seamlessly switches between 3G and even faster Wi-Fi, you always get the best connection available.
Apple delayed the international launch by a month as it had difficulty meeting demand for the device. Last Friday the iPad went on sale in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Apple said the iPad will be shipped to nine more countries in July.
All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad. And they work in any orientation. So you can do things with these apps that you can’t do on any other device.
Safari: iPad is the best way to experience the web. View whole pages in portrait or landscape on the large Multi-Touch screen. And let your fingers do the surfing.
Mail: There’s nothing like the Mail app on iPad. With a split-screen view and expansive onscreen keyboard, it lets you see and touch your email in ways you never could before.
Photos: A vivid LED-backlit IPS display makes viewing photos on iPad extraordinary. Open albums with a tap. Flip through your pictures one by one. Or play a slideshow and share your photos.
Videos: The 9.7-inch high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching HD movies, TV shows, podcasts, music videos, and more.
YouTube: With the YouTube app designed specifically for iPad, videos are even easier to find. And on the amazing iPad display, they’re more fun to watch. Especially in HD.
iPod: Reach out and touch your songs. View your album art full-size. iPad makes music look as good as it sounds.
iTunes: Millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and so much more. Browsing and buying are just a tap away.
App Store: You’ll find more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, and iPad can run almost all of them. Including everything from games to productivity apps.
iBooks: Reading is a joy on iPad. Text looks crisp and bright. Pages turn with a flick. And you can buy new books from the iBookstore. Just download the free iBooks app to get started.1
Maps: See more of the world with iPad. Find locations easier than ever with street view, satellite view, or new terrain view — all using Google services.
Notes: With its large display and onscreen keyboard, iPad makes it easy to jot down quick notes and keep important information on hand. You can even email yourself reminders.
Calendar: Work, home, and everything in between. Your schedules are easy to read and easy to manage on iPad — even all at once.
Contacts: With Contacts on iPad, you can see much more than just names and numbers. And you can do more with them, too.
Home Screen: With just one press of the Home button, you have access to every app on your iPad.
Spotlight Search: No matter what you’re looking for, Spotlight Search can help you find it.
Accessibility: Universal access is built into iPad. So right out of the box, Apple makes it easy for people with disabilities to enjoy all that iPad has to offer.
iWork: The iWork productivity applications that you know and love on the Mac — Keynote, Pages, and Numbers — have been completely redesigned for iPad.2 So you can create great-looking presentations, documents, and spreadsheets. All using just your fingers. And while they’re easy to use, they’re also the most powerful productivity apps ever built for a mobile device.
Keynote: Create a presentation with custom graphic styles, elegantly designed themes, stunning animations and effects, and powerful new features designed just for iPad.
Pages: Pages has everything you need to put your words into beautiful documents. Including Apple-designed templates and easy-to-use formatting tools.
Numbers: Numbers includes over 250 easy-to-use functions, an intelligent keyboard, flexible tables, and eye-catching charts. So you can create compelling spreadsheets in just a few taps.