Apple launched the original iPad in April 2010 in Pakistan. This was the first tentative step by the technology giant into the hitherto unexplored world of tablets. It would not be an overstatement to say that the iPad brought the till then unknown tablets into the limelight.
The Apple iPad is definitely a spectacular example of cutting edge design combined with super swift functionality. The design does not have any fluff or flourishes; it is just a 9.7 inch (diagonally) slab of aluminum and glass. The bezel is a little wide in order to ensure that you do not end up inadvertently handling the touchscreen while holding it. The overall look is both elegant and simple.
The iPad might look very sleek but it weighs a reassuring 1.5 pounds and feels solid enough to handle a few drops without batting an eye. It has an Apple A4 custom designed 1GHz processor that is capable of handling anything you throw at it with unflappable ease. It comes in 16/32/64 GB variants and has a very good battery life; it can provide 10 hours of active entertainment and a month of standby time.
The 9.7 inch LED backlit IPS display is a pleasure to watch with bright colors and crisp pictures. The device is multi faceted and can synch with computers and Macs similar to the iPhone. It can also serve as a laptop by coupling it with a Bluetooth keyboard. The possibilities with this super tablet are enormous and it manages to deliver on all accounts especially at its current price.
|Size||Dimensions||240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)|
|Weight||437 g (Wi-Fi) / 444 g (3G/LTE) (15.41 oz)|
|General||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2014, October|
|Display||Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||9.7 inches (~71.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Extra||-1.12�m pixel size
- touch focus
- face/smile detection
- HDR (photo/panorama)
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, EDR|
|USB||v2.0, reversible connector|
|Features||OS||iOS 8.1, upgradable to iOS 8.3|
|Messaging||iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Colors||Space Gray, Silver, Gold|
|Camera||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus,|
|Shared Memory||16/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Battery||Type||Non-removable Li-Po battery (27.3 Wh)|
|Talk-Time||Up to 10 h (multimedia)|