*UPDATE*: It has been released…iPad. Read more here. Looks exactly like the leaked photos, and I lost my price guess…however all prices are in US dollars and you know they’ll up the price here, like the iPhone.
It starts at $499 for 16GB, 32GB for $599, and $699 64GB. Adding 3G costs a $130 per model, so the most expensive model (64GB / 3G) is $829. The WiFi-only model will ship in 60 days, and the 3G models will come in 90.
If you’ve followed any kind of tech news lately you’ll know that Apple is releasing a new tablet tomorrow. Rumours have been circulating whether it will be called an “iSlate” or “iPad”, etc, and you can read more about its alleged features here.
The Boy and I were discussing price points for this new product, based on what we’ve read; He thinks $699, I say $899. He is not an Apple fan. Or rather, not a fan of how the products/parts are grossly overpriced, and we have the Mac vs. Other debate a lot. He builds his own computers so he normally wins the argument.
Anyway, as we were discussing this new product, and even as an Apple fan I’m struggling to see the market for it.
The Boy: Don’t worry, in a couple months they’ll introduce the iStrap to go along with the “iSlate” and it will all make sense.
Boy: The iStrap:
A wrist/arm band attachment for the iSlate. Made with velcro so you can wear it like a portable computer pad, on your wrist, arm or even leg. It also comes with the iShield; made of a hard plastic protective case that when added to the iStrap forms a cool shield to deflect Mac haters.
Me: (laughing) That would make a good comic; you should draw this out.
Boy: You know something like that’s coming. Apple can do its thing, I’m waiting for this.
Any piece of technology that has your fancy lately?