Did it live up to all the hype? Steve Jobsis proud of his new Apple iPad, but what’s been making the rounds on Twitter, blogs and websites accross the web?
We round-up the first opinions on the iPad and find out if it was worth the wait?
"The device, which looks like a large iPhone, can be used to watch films, play games and browse the web. "
The Telegraph: Claudine Beaumont
""iWork looks great — Keynote very slick. Makes iPad more than just a plaything."
"The backlight for the display is LED, but otherwise they use IPS technology, for better off-angle viewing, claims Apple."
"Put this down as something else rumored that’s come to fruition today. Apple’s just announced iBooks, an e-reader app and bookstore for the iPad, using the ePub format. We’re seeing prices around $12.99 to $14.99 so far… looks pretty slick!"
GDGT: Ryan Block
"Will people buy it in droves? Is there actually room for a device between smartphones and laptops? That I don’t know — I’ve always been skeptical there’s room for a third category in there. But if there is a contender for this space, this is it."
"The Maps demo was really fast, so I’ll venture to say that they’ve got WIFI-N (or a local cache). We’ll have to see it in action for ourselves. But I repeat: Maps are really fast"
"The Apple iPad, freshly launched this evening, looks like it’s rocking a much-expanded version of the iPhone operating system, and that means our dreams of Flight Control on the big screen are coming true."