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)


Mac computer with USB 2.0 port OR PC with USB 2.0 port

Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later OR Windows 7, Windows Vista; Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

iTunes 9.0 or later (free download from

iTunes Store account

Internet access

Environmental Impact:

Arsenic free



PVC-free system



Will function with new iBook Store for e-reading

Photos in b&w and color

(More on Techland: A Gallery of Apple’s Hits and Misses)


$9.99 each for Numbers, Keynote, Pages

Compatible with iWork ’09 mac versions

Allows you to import Microsoft Office docs

Available in the apps store

Inputs & Outputs:

Dock connector

SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

USB ports (will sync with iPods)

Power button at top

No camera


Built-in speaker

3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

Built-in microphone

Wi-Fi 3G, Two different data plans:

1. 250MB for $15/month

2. Unlimited data for $29.99/month

Deal with AT&T, but NO CONTRACT.

You can activate directly through the iPad. (No store visits)



16GB is $499

32GB is $599

64GB is $699

Wi-Fi + 3G

16GB is $629

32GB is $729

64GB is $829

iPads shipping in 60 days, 3G (that comes unlocked) shipping in 90 days

International pricing coming in June or July




Case that wraps around and serves as a stand

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