Two game developers shared the stage with Steve Jobs during today’s iPad announcement. Afterward, Techland chatted with both to get their views on the new device. Here’s a mash-up of the two interviews:
Do you have a specific number of iPad games you’re aiming to have available the day it goes on sale?
Travis Boatman (VP …
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010
Today in Techland: Behold, the Apple tablet is upon us. That’s right. The iPad has landed. Peter brought us all of the details from his seat in Steve Jobs’ audience earlier today including a live-blog of the unveil, a specs sheet, photo gallery and hands-on first look. Check everything out for major water …
Techland’s Peter Ha talks about Apple’s newly unveiled iPad and what he thinks of it after getting a quick hands on in San Francisco.
All that and more in today’s edition of the daily Nerdcast with Peter Ha and Time.com’s Caitlin Thompson. Click on the player above to listen.
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The iPad is the Apple tablet we’ve long been waiting to see. For all of the details, check out our specs sheet, see how it handles with Peter’s hands-on gallery, or check out his live-blog of the big unveil.
Apple’s iPad Demo:
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Gallery: Hits and Misses From Apple So Far
Yes, the iPad is a ginormous iPod Touch with a tweaked UI, but it’s still pretty cool. It’s surprisingly lightweight and the screen is just as responsive as the one on the iPhone and iPod Touch. What’s more impressive than the large 9.7-inch touch-screen is the speed with which Web pages get rendered and how well it’s able to scale …
The iPad is here. This is what we know so far. We’ll update as we learn more.
- Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
- Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
- Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
- Weight: 1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model
- 1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model
9.7-inch IPS (in-plane switching) display
It’s an exciting day for Apple fans across the globe as we all wait with bated breath for Steve Jobs to take center stage at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco for the tablet reveal. It’s a shame that Terry McGraw spoiled all the fun on CNBC last night. Oh well. I’m still excited to see what all the fuss is about and I plan on …
We’ve compiled a list of “hits and misses” from Apple so far. We’ll have to wait and see which category Apple’s tablet (or whatever it’s called) falls into. For now, take a look at what we’ve deemed a success — and what we haven’t.
Way to take all the fun out of the Apple event, McGraw-Hill. Thanks. Really. Jump to the 2:50 minute mark.
“Yeah, Very exciting. Yes, they’ll make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite a while. And the Tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it will be transferable.
We’re less than 24 hours away from Apple’s event tomorrow, which we’ll be live blogging, and thought it appropriate to have a quick chat with ngmoco’s CEO Neil Young to see what the iPhone game developer thinks about the whole circus.
Techland: What do the folks at ngmoco think Apple will announce?
Neil Young: I think …
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The week leading up to any Apple announcement is filled with speculation and alleged “insider info” that comes from “various sources” that seemingly come out of the woodwork. But how are we to know what’s fact or fiction? Are stories of the “Apple Gestapo” and controlled leaks true? …
Apple couldn’t thwart Google’s presence on the iPhone forever.
The makers of Mac threw out the proposed Google Voice app for the iPhone a year ago, but apparently forgot to lock the backdoor as the new HTML 5 spec allows iPhoners use of Google Voice through mobile site google.com/voice/m.
The webapp works for any HTML5-supporting …