iPad FAQ

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Nash Bridges, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

    Nash Bridges

    Apr 2, 2010
    San Francisco
    Q: What firmware does the iPad run?
    A: Firmware 3.2. More specifically: iPad 1,1 (3.2/7B367).

    Q: When will Firmware 4.0 be released for the iPad?
    A: Fall 2010.

    Q: When was the iPad released?
    A: Wi-Fi Model: 3 April 2010 (US), Late April, 2010 (Internationally). 3G Model: Late April, 2010.

    Q: What is the 3G + Wi-Fi iPad?
    A: This model of the iPad allows you to connect to a 3G data connection alongside regular Wi-Fi. This model is physically identifiable by the black antenna cover that spans the top of the aluminum bezel on the back of the iPad.

    Q: What capacities is the iPad available in?
    A:The iPad is available in a 16, 32, or 64 GB capacity.

    Q: What is the pricing for the iPad?
    A: Wi-Fi Model: 16GB ($499), 32GB ($599), 64GB ($699).
    3G Model: 16GB ($629), 32GB ($729), 64GB ($829). All prices are in USD.

    Q: What type of processor does the iPad have?
    A: The iPad has a custom 1 GHz A4 ARM processor.

    Q: How much memory (RAM) does the iPad have?
    A: 256 MB.

    Q: What is the size of the iPad screen?
    A: 9.7". This is the diagonal distance across the screen (from one corner to another), for anyone that does not know.

    Q: What is the iPad's resolution?
    A: 1024 x 768 pixels.

    Q: Which Video Converter should I use to convert movie or dvd to iPad?
    A: I recommend you isharesoft iPad Video Converter or iSharesoft DVD to iPad Converter.

    Q: Does the Safari browser use tabs, like on the iPhone/iPod touch?
    A: Yes, and they are much better looking on the iPad.

    Q: Is the iPad light?
    A: Yes. The iPad weighs only 1.5 pounds which is the weight of an average sized book.

    Q: Where can I find a complete list of the iPad's Tech Specs?
    A: See the official Apple iPad specifications page.

    Q: Is my iPad covered under warranty?
    A: Yes, Apple supplies a limited 1-year warranty on the iPad, whether it is purchased at an Apple Store or Best Buy. Additional warranty is available through AppleCare and through third-party suppliers such as Best Buy.

    Q: Can I purchase accessories such as cases, screen protectors, and docks for my iPad?
    A: Absolutely. Read this thread for a comprehensive accessories list.

    Q: Can you take screenshots with the iPad?
    A: Yes. Hold down the Home and Power On/Off buttons simultaneously.

    Q: How many applications are currently available exclusively for the iPad?
    A: Approximately 2000 as of iPad launch day (3 April 2010). 3500 as of the Firmware 4.0 Keynote (8 April 2010). These numbers do not include iPhone/iPod touch applications that are iPad-optimized.

    Q: Can you run iPhone/iPod touch applications on the iPad?
    A: Yes. iPhone and iPod touch applications show up on the iPad as regular size, in the center of the screen. However, there is the option to "double" the size of the application which enlarges the pixels and makes the resolution lower.

    Q: What are the standard applications that come installed on the iPad?
    A: Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Maps, Videos, YouTube, iTunes, App Store, Settings, Safari, Mail, Photos, and iPod (Music & Videos).

    Q: Does the iPad have Bluetooth?
    A: Yes. Bluetooth 2.1.

    Q: Does the iPad sync with a Windows PC or Mac?
    A: Yes, via the sync cable that is included in box.

    Q: How do you charge the iPad?
    A: You can charge the iPad by syncing with a Mac or Windows PC (some people are reporting that they cannot charge the iPad with their PC) or by using the included 10W Power Adapter.

    Q: Does the iPad have a headphone jack?
    A: Yes, a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack is located on the top of the iPad.

    Q: Does the iPad have a microphone?
    A: Yes, located on the top of the iPad next to the headphone jack.

    Q: Can you use the headphones with a microphone with the iPad?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Does the iPad include headphones in the box?
    A: No.

    Q: Does the iPad have internal speakers?
    A: Yes; they are located at the bottom of the iPad next to the dock connector. There is a volume cradle located on the side of the iPad to adjust volume levels.

    Q: Does the iPad have USB Ports?
    A: No.

    Q: Can I print from my iPad?
    A: No. In order to print, you must either email the file to your Mac or PC or sync the iPad using iTunes and MobileMe.

    Q: Is the iPad jailbroken?
    A: Yes, the iPad has been jailbroken however it has yet to be released. See this thread for more details.

    Q: Does the iPad support Flash?
    A: No, however it does support the latest browser features such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

    Q: Can you change the wallpaper on the iPad?
    A: Yes.

    Q: How long does the battery last on the iPad?
    A: 10 hrs. average.

    Q: How many applications can be placed on the dock?
    A: 6.

    Q: How many applications can be placed on each page?
    A: 20.

    Q: How many pages of applications can you have on the iPad Springboard?
    A: 11.

    Q: Can you flip the iPad into landscape mode?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Does the iPad have a camera?
    A: No.

    Q: Can you use a camera with the iPad?

    Q: Does the iPad support multitasking?
    A: Yes, however not until the release of Firmware 4.0 in Fall 2010.

    Q: How do I type on the iPad?
    Q: Do the function keys on the Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard match up with those on the keyboard dock?
    A:Yes, the brightness controls—F1 and F2—will control your iPad's screen brightness.

    Q: Does the on-screen keyboard still appear when you are using the keyboard dock accessory or a Bluetooth keyboard?
    A: No, unless you push the "Eject" button.

    Q: How do push notifications work on the iPad?
    A: Identically to the iPhone/iPod touch.

    Q: For the 3G model, who are the carriers for the iPad?
    A: AT&T (US), Rogers (Canada), O2 (UK)

    Q: Can the iPad run Mac OS X applications?
    A: No, however certain developers have released similar applications for the iPad.

    Q: Does the iPad have the "Spotlight" feature?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Can you search within Keynotes and Pages using Spotlight?
    A: No.

    Q: Can you view PDF Files on the iPad?
    A: Yes.

    Q: While reading a PDF document, can you add annotations and print out the document to a LAN printer?
    A: No, although it may be possible through an App Store application at some point.

    Q: Can you read eBooks on the iPad?
    A: Yes, on the official Apple application
    called iBooks - which has a fantastic GUI.

    Q: Can the iPad tether?
    A: Not officially; it may be possible if an iPad jailbreak is achieved.

    Q: Will there be a second generation iPad (2G)?
    A: It is absolutely possible and probable. I would not expect an iPad 2G within 2010.

    Q: Does the iPad have GPS?
    A: Yes. However, the WiFi-only iPad has a Digital Compass for it's Location Services.

    Q: Does the iPad have Cover Flow (like the iPhone/iPod touch)?
    A: No.

    Q: Can the 10W Power Adapter included with the iPad be used to charge your iPhone/iPod touch?
    A: Yes, according to the Apple documents included with the adapter.

    Q: Does the iPad come with Apple Stickers in the box?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Does the iPad come with a microfiber cleaning cloth in the box?
    A: No.

    Q: Are eBooks readable (in iBook) direct sunlight?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Can iTunes LP or 'Extra Content' sync with the iPad?
    A: At this point, no.

    Q: Can you invert the colors on the iPad (for accessibility)?
    A: Yes, via Settings.

    Q: Can you convert PDF's into a format readable by iBooks?
    A: Yes,you need some software to help.
  2. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
  3. iLiveUdie macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
    Wow, thank you very much!

    This should be stickied! (moderators)
  4. sassenach74 macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2008
    Hampshire, England
    "Q: Does the Safari browser use tabs, like on the iPhone/iPod touch?
    A: Yes, and they are much better looking on the iPad."

    Does it? I don't see tabs on my iPhone, I see seperate pages :confused:
  5. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    very nice. Now if it can be turned into a sticky thread...
  6. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Good work. Only quibble is the video converting software you list is windows-only. This is an apple forum after all. You should add Handbrake for mac conversions (which is free). Also, there are free ways to do it on pc...ideally a good FAQ should not suggest anyone buy a single company's software, but offer suggestions both free and paid.
  7. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    There a few glitches in your list.

    For example - it's subjective to answer a question "is it light" with Yes and give the weight. Just state the weight. You might find it light - others might not. A FAQ is INFO not opinion.

    I would list more than one converting software.

    You can print using 3rd party apps.

    Does it support Flash - the answer is simply no. You could add "What formats does the iPad support?"

    Rather than saying you can go to the apple website to see X, provide a link

  8. xROBERTxDAVISx macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    You can print from the ipad. ¬_¬

    Go read the print from ipad thread.
  9. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    What video formats can be played on the iPad?
  10. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    re: A: I recommend you isharesoft iPad Video Converter or iSharesoft DVD to iPad Converter.

    There's a verb or something missing there plus for a FAQ any use of "I" is inappropriate. You should list more than one not just your favorite.
    Plus I agree the "is it light" question is badly worded. Just state the weight. "Light" is subjective. I personally don't think it is light when held in one hand as you might do on occasion.
  11. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN

    good Job op
  12. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I second this and Handbrake is both windows and mac and free and awesome.
  13. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
  14. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    Q: For the 3G model, who are the carriers for the iPad?
    A: AT&T (US), Rogers (Canada), O2 (UK)

    O2 isn't even telling us they have 3FF SIMs. As far as I know, both O2 and Orange have micro SIMs
  15. H00513R macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2010
    Thanks for the posting! I've subscribed to this thread just in case.
  16. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
  17. EZ-PZ macrumors member


    Apr 6, 2010
    nice...thanks for posting this all in one place :)
  18. yaroldb macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2007

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