Apple’s iPad: The Specs Sheet

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The iPad is here. This is what we know so far. We’ll update as we learn more.

The specs:


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

LED-backlit glossy widescreen

178-degree viewing angle

1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)

Full capacitive multi-touch screen with fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

(More on Techland: Hands-on With Apple iPad)


1 GHz Apple A4 custom silicon chip (Apple’s own advanced chip)


16GB, 32GB,  64GB Flash

16GB, 32GB, 64GB SSD

Wireless and Cellular:

Wi-Fi 802.11 (Automatically locates available Wi-Fi)

Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR (provides connectivity to accessories like wireless headphones or a wireless keyboard)

3G Version operates at a speed of up to 7.2 Mbps

Battery, Sensor, Etc.:

Accelerometer and compass. 30-pin connector, speaker microphone (30-pin dock connector is where the iPad connects to its dock, Camera Connection Kit or Keyboard Dock.

Battery life is 10 hours with a month of standby power

Aluminum and glass hardware

(More on Techland: Apple iPad Liveblog)


Third-party apps

SVP of iPhone software

140,000 apps avail

iPad is built to run every app without any modifications (Apps are automatically scaled up if you want otherwise they run in an iPhone sized box in the middle of screen)

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