“Apple iPad” Priced at $499

Calling it a “truly magical product,” Jobs said the device could browse the Web, let users send e-mail, share photos, watch videos, listen to music, play games and read e-Books.

Devices equipped to run on AT&T’s wireless 3G network cost an extra $130 and run from $629 for the 16 GB model to $829 for the 64GB model.

Jobs said that though the iPad will run on AT&T’s cellular network, contracts are not required. Data plans start at $14.99 per month for up to 250 MB, and an unlimited data plan costs $29.99 plus free use of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots.

He said the iPads will ship in 60 days. It will run iPhone apps on the fullscreen and emphasize gaming. But he continued on to show off its talents as an e-reader.

Full Story at ABC News

Full Video at  Apple Special Event January 2010 Video

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One Response to ““Apple iPad” Priced at $499”

  1. I’ve enjoyed Apple for sometime, they produce gadgets that is aesthetically gorgeous while working like a charm. That can’t be said about alot of companies, it’s usually one or the other. Tech businesses don’t usually take aesthetics seriously like Apple. With that said I’ve got to say that I’m anxious about the new Tablet. One thing I question though, is it too soon? I’m afraid that this may be ahead of our time. What do you think?

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