Apple iPad 1 Review



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In 2010 a whole new line of product came to the consumer electronics world that further challenged the need of personal computer at homes- the tablet. Apple unveiled the first ever user friendly tablet to the world with iPad. A 10 inch handheld device that could do most of the basic things your computers could. The first Apple iPad still holds its ground firmly in many markets. Steve Jobs had produced another moment of genius.
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Design

iPad stays true to the Apple design philosophy which is a very simple look. Software design remains uniform and the same with iOS 4 on board. The built of the Apple iPad is that of the highest quality compared to any other tablet in the market. It has the nice smooth metal finish at the back that gives you the premium feel and makes you think you just got your money worth. It comes with the usual usb adapter. Volume rockers are placed to the right side along with the function lock. The home button is at the top on the right side. The iPad is really heavy, it weighs about 700g. Overall the tablet looks really stunning.

Display

Apple iPad 1 Display
Sadly the iPad 1 does not have the beautiful retina display we all know by Apple but it does have an HD display with a resolution of 768×1024 pixels. The display is 9.7 inch long diagonally and allows you long durable entertainment playback. Colours on the display are very accurate, they are in good tone and well detailed. Full HD video does not stream with that fluid like rate but still looks amazingly good on the 9.7 inch display. The IPS technology gives it great viewing angles and reduced glare from the screen makes it visible clearly even in board sunlight.

Camera

There are no cameras on the iPad at all, no front no back. No camera at all. In 2010 this product was just coming up which was going to lead the way for all other tablets, they did not want to get it wrong.

Software

iPad runs on the iOS 4 upgradable to iOS 6 in current time. People questioned if Apple was going to make a dedicated tablet OS but for uniformity in the product ecosystem they stuck to iOS and produced it for the tablet adjustable to its size and needs. iOS is the most simple mobile operating system. You can control anything and everything in that tablet with that one centre button on the tablet. The best quality of applications is again found on iOS with rich diversity and brilliant performance. iOS is an integral part of any Apple product and people buy them for this.

Performance and Memory

Apple uses its own processors on tablets and phones, iPad 1 has a 1GHz Apple A4 chip which along with 256MB of on board RAM gives you great performance. The touch response is really smooth which the trademark of a true Apple product. Multitasking is still limited with lesser number of Apps available as a cause of lesser RAM. It supports Bluetooth only for 3rd party hardware and pairing. It comes with memory options of 16GB/32GB/64GB which is not further expandable.

Final Thoughts

iPad 1 is now pretty old and for about the same cost you get better Apple tablets. iPad is the best tablet in the consumer market, its latest versions have always set the bar which so far no other tablet has been able to reach. The built and performance makes it all worth it.
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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Micro-SIM
Announced 2010, January
Status Available. Released 2010, March
BODY Dimensions 242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm (9.56 x 7.47 x 0.53 in)
Weight 730 g (1.61 lb)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 768 x 1024 pixels, 9.7 inches (~132 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
SOUND Alert types N/A
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 256 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, HSUPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, v2.0
CAMERA No
FEATURES OS iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5.1.1
Chipset Apple A4
CPU 1 GHz Cortex-A8
GPU PowerVR SGX535
Sensors Accelerometer, compass
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML (Safari)
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java No
Colors Silver
– iCloud cloud service
– Twitter integration
– Organizer
– MP4/MP3/WAV/AAC player
– Photo viewer/editor
– Audio/video player/editor
– Google Maps
– Document viewer
– Predictive text input

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Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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