If you like the iPad and/or well-manicured hand models, you’ll love the “Guided Tours” videos Apple posted to its site today. There are user interface demonstrations of Safari, Mail, Photos, Videos, YouTube, iPod, iTunes, iBooks, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
The landscape Mail interface looks pretty nice, and iTunes seems like it’ll be pretty slick to navigate. Watching video files will involve a healthy dose of tilting the iPad horizontally and double tapping to make what’s playing fill up the entire screen. Pages, the word processing app, looks surprisingly capable if you opt for the keyboard dock. You can save documents to iWork or export them as Pages, PDF, or Word files.
I’m also interested to see how many people will use the iPad to read books regularly. The app looks good but we’ll have to wait and see how well the screen treats everyone’s eyeballs over long periods of reading.