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If you're watching our Twitter feed, then you know that Apple is finally pulling back the curtain to reveal the iPad bit by bit. Here's what we know so far.
It'll have a 9.7-inch IPS display, 1 GHz Apple A4 processor, come in flavors from 16 to 64 GB storage-wise, feature wireless N and Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G, and it'll be 0.5-inches thick and weigh 1.5 pounds. It'll also get 10 hours of battery life on a good day, apparently. Also, with a keyboard attachment, it stands up like a vertical laptop.
"But what about apps," you ask? Oh, it'll have apps. Apps you run that are designed for the iPhone will appear iPhone-sized on the display, though you can blow them up to two times their size. There will also be iPad support added to Apple's app development kit, which is happening today.
Apple has been showing off a few specific apps, such as games by Gameloft — a company that develops games ranging from movie ports to original properties — and from other outfits, including a score tracker for the MLB and a virtual version of the New York Times, which takes advantage of the iPad's roomy screen to preserve the layout. Something for magazine publishers to get excited about? Apple will also be offering iBooks (because everything looks better with an "i" in front of it) using the opensource epub format on its iBook Store.
Finally, what we've been waiting for — pricing! You can get your very own iPad starting at $499, with no contract. Good stuff. You'll still have to pay for data, though: "Unlimited data $29.99. 250MB for $14.99. Free use of AT&T WiFi. Activate on iPad. No contract. Cancel anytime."
The Wi-Fi iPad will ship worldwide in 60 days, with the 3G iPad launching in 90 days. What seems like a fully-loaded iPad — a 3G model with 64 GB of storage — will cost $829. Check out a full pricing breakdown via our Twitpic.
That's it for now, folks. Apple's got some iPads in the building for us to play with, though, so stay tuned for a hands-on.
Via our Twitter