By April 7, 2010

Apple iPad unboxing and demo video

Apple-iPad-001 I’m sure that by now you will be only too aware that Apple’s latest product, the iPad, went on sale in the USA last Saturday. According to reports 300,000 units have already been sold. If true that’s certainly an impressive number!

Thanks to our friend Ching-Yao Yu from Maryland my iPad arrived here yesterday lunchtime. Impressive service from Fed-Ex as it was posted on Saturday morning so took only three days to get here, and it was a holiday weekend.

The iPad, like many Apple products, seems to be falling in to the Marmite category, either you love it or hate it. After just a few hours using the iPad I can tell you that I am definitely in the love it camp! I’m pretty sure that the iPad will be one of those pieces of technology that will never be far from my side.

Early adopters here in the UK should be aware that the Appstore isn’t yet ready for us and an attempt to sign in using a UK iTunes account will generate an error and a warning that the Appstore is not supported in your country. There is an easy work-around for now and it’s just a matter of time before Apple open this up to us in the UK anyway.

I have the 16GB model here, I thought I would keep things as inexpensive as possible to begin with as I am sure that I’ll be wanting the 3G model when that becomes available later this month.

As ever I have an unboxing video for you and a bit of a demo of a few of the features of the iPad. I’ll come back later with a longer demo video showing off more of the features once I’ve had a chance to get in to it a bit more. Feel free to post your questions on the forum too!


Apple iPad unboxing and demo video


Apple iPad specification:

  • Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
  • Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
  • 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip
  • 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
  • Dock connector port
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
  • Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using 3G data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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More than 20 years in the IT industry. Blogging with a passion and thirst for new technology since 2005.
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