iPad – The Specs (Updated as they Come)

No pics yet, but here’s what we know so far:


  • Wi-fi 16gb: $499
  • Wi-fi 32gb: $599
  • Wi-fi 64gb: $699
  • Wi-Fi + 3G 16gb: $629
  • Wi-Fi + 3G 32gb: $729
  • Wi-Fi + 3G 64gb: $829
  • Available in 60 days for Wi-Fi
  • Available in 90 days for Wi-Fi + 3G


  • 1/2-inch thick
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 9.7-inch IPS display


  • 1GHz Apple A4 chiop
  • Available with 16/32/64 flash solid state storage
  • Wireless networking with 802.11N Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Speaker
  • Mic
  • 10 hrs of battery life/1 month of standby
  • Accelerometer
  • 30-pin connector
  • Full multi-touch display


  • Runs all iPhone apps out of the box, with no modifications
  • Apple SDK for iPad available now
  • Appears to have aluminum finish like MacBook Pros
  • Customizable background for apps screen

Other notes:

  • 3G Model available
  • AT&T as provider
  • Uses GSM micro-sims
  • $14.99 – 250 mb/mo
  • $29.99 – unlimited
  • All prepay, no contracts
  • Setup on iPad
  • iPad 3G models are unlocked, so not AT&T specific
  • No camera


  • Available keyboard dock
  • Fancy case with prop for typing or viewing


  • iPad versions of iWork products, all for $9.99 each
  • iBooks for eBook reading, has an iBookstore similar to iTunes

This is all preliminary stuff, and as we find out more, be sure to turn in here to find out about it, plus a full wrap-up and editorial by yours truly when it’s all said and done.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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  1. Now wait a minute. It didn’t look anywhere NEAR 1.2 inches thick. It looked more like 0.75 inches thick. Or do I have trouble with my eyes?