After the hype has been fading, many start to wonder about the actual possibilities that iPad offers in comparison to its predecessors. Let me spare the commercials: it’s time to look more closely at the details.
IPAD features its own CPU called A4, which is designed specifically for Apple for this product. Miracles do not, however, should not happen. IPAD is still a new and fringes, when it comes to its actual performance, even bigger than the iPhone. It’s not widescreen, but an old and elegant 4:3 for 1024×768 (132ppi). Compromises have been made to ensure the existence of this product, and as flexible as possible. However, this sounds like a big statement by saying: IPAD is that you read and surf than watch movies and video clips also because it brings the methods are identical to the iPhone, so we expect the results of hours in the clip. It is the bright side, even though we all know the problems Apple had with Adobe before Recent news indicates that it is now possible to watch Flash movies IPAD.
Common users, however, IPAD could feature some interesting applications:
Safari, the fastest and easiest way to surf the web
Special-application to check my emails
-Built-in photo app to organize your photos albums and intuitive way
-You can watch the videos, as I said
-You can connect the iPod and the iTunes Store raid!
-App Store is where you want to go to download new software for your IPAD
, IBook, a free application that allows you to read and organize the virtual shelves
Steve Jobs emphasized the use of iPad to read books, news and magazines, but an LCD screen can’t really compete with e-ink technology. Apple went as far as to sign contracts with the most prestigious news companies in the US, such as the New York Times and many others. However, the ePub format chosen to be, is not exactly as portable and popular as PDF or Doc. Another aspect related to written text is the virtual keyboard. It will be possible to plug an Apple dedicated keyboard on a docking station, but they don’t come cheap and you can forget about using Bluetooth to plug your own writing instrument.
Apple made no change making its products as closed as possible, choosing its own formats and conversion methods. For example, on iPad multitasking will be allowed for Apple software only. It is a bold decision, stating their will to take over the market and be a direct competitor of Microsoft.