Has Apple changed the world again with the release of the iPad? To app developers, the change is both subtle and enormous. It’s subtle because the new OS version 3.2 is only a minor update from the previous version 3.1.2, and because there are few changes in the APIs(just some additions). On the other hand, this is an enormous change because the iPad presents an entirely new market for both existing and new applications. It is likely to spark another “app gold rush” similar to what we saw when the App Store opened and the iPhone SDK was first released two years ago. It also significantly changes the development paradigm for programmers of iPhone apps.
Here are more indepth details from today's Live Apple Event.
I wasn't able to be there...but I am sold. I will not stand in line all night to get one - but I will pre-order the 3G version with over-night delivery!!
Here is what Joshua Topolsky from Engadget wrote.
The shine is off the Apple, so to speak. Now that the rumors have been put to rest, we can examine the iPad in detail.
There are some significant advances and as Apple would put it, elements of magic, in this new device. And make no mistake, I will definitely be buying one, if for no other reason than product research and to test my current apps and develop new ones for this unique device.
However, I must say I am disappointed in a few areas.
If you have a desire to see this new gizmo in action, CNN has put together a great 5-minute video of excerpts from today's presentation of the iPad by Steve Jobs. And there's an 8-minute Apple commercial for the device on YouTube. The latter video demos the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBook Store.
With iPad, you get all our latest innovations. And all our most advanced technologies. In one of the most revolutionary products we’ve ever created.
A large, high-resolution LED-backlit, IPS display. An incredibly responsive Multi-Touch screen. And an amazingly powerful, Apple-designed chip. All in a design that’s thin and light enough to take anywhere. iPad isn’t just the best device of its kind. It’s a whole new kind of device. Watch the iPad video
Size and weight1
- 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
- 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
- 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
- 1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
- 1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model
it’s a big iPhone
it’s not going to be around for 60 days
It starts at $500
3G costs extra
From AppAdvice.com - Minute by Minute from the Show!!!
Well, I guess a lot of mommies got their wish this holiday season. Apple sold 8.7 million iPhones between Sep 26 '09 and Dec 26 '09.
Want to know what's going on at the White House? Want to see the State of the Union Address LIVE on your iPhone? This app is for you.
With this app, you have access to White House Blogs, Photos, Events and the State of the Union addresses. You don't have to be into politics to like this app. It's also a great teaching tool for children.
The iPhone buzz on the Internet today is the newly available Google Voice for the iPhone. Google Voice, if you're not familiar with it, is an astonishing range of free services.
I know I said I don’t like games, but I guess I was lying! I love these new word games on the iPhone; and WordCrasher is my newest favorite word game. It’s similar to Boggle, but more challenging.
I especially love the graphics and music: the colors are fluorescent and lively; the background music is exciting and gets you in the mood to keep playing the game.
I thought I would write a little bit about my switch from my old pocket PC to my touch. I did some research on the productivity and organization software I used and wanted before I decided to change last year. I see discussions now and then about people wanting to upgrade to a newer or replacement device that is not phone related, such as myself. I had written an article for a long term test that was featured in a UK magazine last year. Some of my notes are below as well as some current updates I have done since.
BoyGeniusReport claims to have the inside scoop on iPhone 4.0 courtesy of an informant. The word is that it may be announced at Apple's event this week. They say that the new version will include multitasking, which I would really like to see happen. I'm constantly opening and closing apps, and I dislike waiting each time. Apple hasn't wanted to implement that apparently because it will be a drain on the battery. Hope they get that figured out.
Sometimes Daddys have to travel, but the kids want to say good night.
The old way to send a video involved a computer and cables and frustration.
Now, open the camera, slide to video. Viola - a quick video to email or text. I didn't even have to get out of the covers.
Good night, sweetie!!
I’m still waiting for more developers to step up to the plate and bring original adventure game content to the iPhone and iPod Touch. In the mean time, though, I’m content with ports (or in this case “heavily inspired” redesigns) of games from other platforms as long as the source material is good. So far Tetraedge has done a commendable job with the release of two adventures based off of the works of Jules Verne, and the promise of an iPhone version of the Syberia series is quite exciting. In the mean time they’ve chosen to fill the gap with Path Of The Dragon, the first part of a three episode saga that’s a retooling of the third installment of a PC series of games based on the legends of Dracula. Got it? Good.
With all the crazy weather in Southern California lately, I have been having to check the radar constantly.
Will there be a break in the week-long rain long enough to pop out to the grocery or for the teen-age slackers to walk the dog? The answer is at my finger tips. This an extremely well-designed app, it has every possibly weather tool there is.
Best of all...FREE!!! I would pay for this!! A must have for everyone!!!
Bottom Line: Download!!