?It is a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price,? said Steve Jobs unveiling Apple?s ?latest creation? last week in San Francisco. Although we may doubt if the iPad really brings ?magic? and ?revolution? to us, we have to admit the prices are unexpectedly low. Yesterday, Apple?s stocks started to climb fast only when Jobs revealed how much we?ll have to spend on the device.
All the rumors were saying the tablet will be not less than $999, and from this point of view the actual prices look really affordable. $499 for the basic version (16GB, no 3G) is something nobody expected; also $829 for the bloated 64GB, 3G version won?t scare anyone.
So, what do you get for this price? iPad is 0.5 inch thick, 1.5 pound device with 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768, LED-backlit, responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch display that features IPS technology and has a wide 178 degree viewing angle.
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