The day all Apple and techy fanatics have been waiting for has finally arrived. This morning Steve Jobs revealed the new “iPad.”
What everyone had thought would be a glorified iTouch, the iPad has many capabilities putting it in between the function of a smart phone and a laptop, but with a whole new spin. The thin iPad adjusts so that the pages you look at can be seen horizontally or vertically. You can see the whole page and interact with it via the touch screen.
What are the capabilities? You can email with a huge keyboard, giving you much more room than the iPhone. Google Maps, email, calendars, and address book applications make keeping track of your life on the go simpler. And, iTunes is built right in to the iPad, so you can have your collection with you on a large portable device. While the applications look relatively similar to the ones we are already familiar with, they have undergone a makeover.
Apple’s iPad makes everything accessible on the go, which is a wonderful thing for a traveler who likes to stay connected. The iPad’s thin, 1.5 pounds makes staying in tune with the world easier and less of a hassle than dragging around your laptop through the airport, transportation, and wherever your ultimate destination is. With the 10 hour battery, the new iPad can last the duration of a flight to Europe or a long day out in meetings. The 10 inch screen allows travelers on the go the luxury of reading the newspaper without the mess of paper. Also, gamers of all ages who are traveling or commuting now have the ability to play on a big screen with state of the art graphics.
For avid readers, who are tired of filling up their limited baggage space with books, the new iBook allows book worms the ability to buy books from their online bookstore, and store the books they have previously bought on a digital bookshelf. If its hard to read in small print, the iBook allows you to increase the size and change the font all for your viewing pleasure.
The iPad and iBook will revolutionize the digital book industry and give travelers more space in their bags. What will you do with all that extra luggage space?