Apple today released details on its new tablet computer, which it calls the iPad. The company calls the new device a ‘Magical and Revolutionary Device at an Unbelievable Price.’ The basics of the tablet are similar to when you go down to buy a car. There is the stripped down model to lure the unsuspecting buyer to the car lot and also the deluxe model, which naturally costs a lot more.
So what does it look like?
Pictured is an iPhone, Kindle, and the new iPad
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The Apple site states the cost of the new device as:
Pricing & Availability
iPad will be available in late March worldwide for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The Wi-Fi + 3G models of iPad will be available in April in the US and selected countries for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® ( www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. International pricing and worldwide availability will be announced at a later date. iBookstore will be available in the US at launch.
What is going to be interesting is to see how well the new iPad is received by consumers. Some are speculating that the new device may flop because of its cost. Also, this is not the first time that Apple has tried a tablet computer.
With that being said, if any company can pull it off, it will be Apple.
I personally will stick with my laptop. What about you? Can you see a new iPad parked on your desktop? Let us know.