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Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include Macintosh computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.

Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; theiLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; and Logic Studio, a suite of audio tools. As of January 2010 the company operates 284 retail stores in ten countries, and an online store where hardware and software productsare sold.

This work is about THE I PAD, the NEW BABY from the american company.

The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Announced on January 27, 2010, it is positioned in a category between a smartphone and a laptop computer.


The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Announced on January 27, 2010, it is positioned in a category between a smartphoneand a laptop computer.
Similar in functionality to the smaller, less powerful iPhone or iPod touch, it runs a modified version of the same operating system (iPhone OS), with a user interface redesigned to take advantage of the larger screen. The iPad has a 9.7-inch (25 cm) LED backlit multi-touch display, 16 to 64 gigabytes (GB) of flash memory, Bluetooth, and a 30-pin dock connector to sync withiTunes and connect wired accessories. Two models have been announced: one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G (which can connect to HSDPA cellular networks), and Assisted GPS. Both models may be purchased with three different storage capacities.
As Apple's first device to use its iBookstore service and companion iBooks ebook reading application, the iPad has been compared withAmazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook.
The iPad went on sale in the U.S. on April 3 for the Wi-Fi version and the Wi-Fi + 3G version will be released at the end of April. Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G iPad models will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April. 3G service will be provided in the U.S. by AT&T and sold with two prepaidcontract-free data plan options: one for unlimited data and the other for 250 MB/month at half the price. The plans will be activated on the iPad itself and can be canceled at any time.

Input and output

The iPad has a fairly minimal selection of external ports: a dock connector for general input and output, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a speaker, and a microphone


The iPad and itsiPhone-based OS are controlled using the multi-touch touchscreen that takes up most of the device's front sideThe iPad also has external buttons for sleep, screen rotation lock, and controlling the volume, as well as a button to return to the home screen. It also has an accelerometer (for motion sensitivity) and a digital magnetic compass. Unlike the iPod, the iPad supports a screen rotation of anyangle (in increments of 90°), essentially meaning that the device functionally has no "up" or "down" no matter how the device is held—from the perspective of the user, only the position of the home button changes. The switch that was originally used to mute the device was replaced just before the device's release by a button that locks the device's screen rotation, which was reportedly intended toimprove the device's ease-of-use when lying down

Battery replacement program

The iPad uses a lithium-ion polymer battery that loses capacity over time. The battery is not designed to be user-replaceable. Apple will replace an iPad that does not hold an electrical charge for a fee of US$99. However, unlike the battery replacement program for iPhones and iPods, Apple will replace the iPad...
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