The new iPad

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Mood

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Long Awaited Apple Tablet Computer "iPad" Release Due in early July!

Mac users worldwide have been patiently waiting for the newest incarnation of the iBook. What has been kept tight-lipped is the most exceptional new feature to be included in Apple's consumer line, ink and handwriting functionality! Of course along with the release of the new OS will be the most exciting piece of hardware addition to the Apple product line. Dubbed "iPad", the new tablet computer is due for official release some time in July '05.

The iPad's exterior that is made up of a similar polycarbonate casing like its iBook and iPod cousins.

In a who would have ever thought scenario today, Apple announced the release of its new Apple iPad, a Tablet PC like device, and Dell has partnered with Apple to sell this hot new item.

Apple gave a sneak preview of its upcoming iPad at their Las Vegas store:


New Apple iPad to be released in July.

But the further surprise came today when Dell announced that it would be partnering with Apple to sell this new device.


Dell advertises the new Apple iPad on its site (view larger image)

This in a way makes sense as Dell has no plans to develop a Tablet PC device, and by partnering with Apple this fills a gap for them and allows them to compete on sales with Toshiba, HP and Fujitsu who all already have Tablet devices available. It's not clear what kind of money cut Dell will take from each sale of an Apple iPad, but as they're well known for being an online destination to go and buy computer and consumer electronic devices this will help Apple increase its sales as well.

So it is a win-win situation for both companies, and although Dell does sell electronics from other companies such as Sony and Canon cameras, it's just odd to see Apple and Dell collaborating.


Press and journalists were treated to a quick "close up and personal" with the new iPad.

A private sneak preview of the new device was generously arranged for journalists and press late Thursday night at the new Apple Store in Las Vegas. We were on site ready to get some photos, however close up photography was strictly forbidden.


An anxious crowd gathered to catch a glimpse of the new "iPad" tablet computer from Apple.

Analysts expect that a family of iPad laptops will be available by July 7th, starting at 1,399 USD.
 

dotdotdot

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This is your brain:

Apple has a powerbook, iBook, iMac, PowerMac, and eMac and a cheap Mac called a Mac mini.

This is your brain on drugs:
 

mkrishnan

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Now that dotdotdot mentions it, the mechanical pencil for a stylus was a nice touch. :p It wouldn't have been convincing except that you put that Apple logo on there. But now I'm sold. :D
 

katie ta achoo

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ClarkeB said:
OMG GO TO DELL'S WEBSITE!!!








IT'S TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG!!!11111111oneoneoneeleven!~!!~!!!


At the top, it says that they recommend windows XP for their computers. Bleh!
 

katie ta achoo

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Oh, also the original site from which the pics were taken: clink

The site said it'd be out in June.
It's July.

I'm guessing the pic of the big line is from Tiger night, and in the pic of the guy holding the "iPad", the shirt is nothing like any official-apple-clerk shirt I've ever seen.


And Apple hasn't used Serif fonts in a long time.
*is staring at the non-serif "PowerBook G4" written 18 inches away from her nose*

EDIT: Also, this article was released on April 1.
OK, everyone laugh together, now.
 

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Sun Baked

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Sounds like the iPad handheld computing device has been out for awhile...
Word Mark IPAD
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: HAND-HELD COMPUTING DEVICE FOR WIRELESS NETWORKING IN A RETAIL ENVIRONMENT. FIRST USE: 20020108. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20020113
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76497338
Filing Date March 7, 2003
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 5429 LBJ Freeway Dallas TEXAS 75240
Attorney of Record William M. Lee, Jr.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
Darn, looks like MacRumors is late again. :(
 

HasanDaddy

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in my comic book man, from the Simpsons, voice:

"Ummm..... those are the pictures from the midnight release of Jaguar, os 10.2, being sold at the Glendale Galleria of Glendale, California..."
 

ichoosedeath

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HasanDaddy said:
in my comic book man, from the Simpsons, voice:

"Ummm..... those are the pictures from the midnight release of Jaguar, os 10.2, being sold at the Glendale Galleria of Glendale, California..."

Worst..Post..Ever!
 

lordmac

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mkrishnan said:
Now that dotdotdot mentions it, the mechanical pencil for a stylus was a nice touch. :p It wouldn't have been convincing except that you put that Apple logo on there. But now I'm sold. :D

Actually that is a pen i have one just like it, its quite a nice pen in fact. :)
 

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Duff-Man

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Duff-Man says....it is idiotic threads like this that have me spending less and less time here these days....what is with all these moronic tablet threads the last couple days....give it up people, it isn't funny anymore.....oh yeah!
 

katie ta achoo

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lordmac said:
Oh ya defiantly Steve is sent it to me early. Look at the advanced features and easy to use interface. :) :p ;) :

I love that pic!
It shows the huge display and massive resolution!
Wow, look at that .002k color display.
Black AND white!
I'm blown away!

Next thing you know, he'll be able to draw things on it, like "hello" in cursive and other cool stuff.

Wow!

/Mmm.. Sarcasm.
//and gooberiness. :)
 

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