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Old 04-12-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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iPad FAQ

Q: What firmware does the iPad run?
A: Firmware 3.2. More specifically: iPad 1,1 (3.2/7B367).

Q: When will Firmware 4.0 be released for the iPad?
A: Fall 2010.

Q: When was the iPad released?
A: Wi-Fi Model: 3 April 2010 (US), Late April, 2010 (Internationally). 3G Model: Late April, 2010.

Q: What is the 3G + Wi-Fi iPad?
A: This model of the iPad allows you to connect to a 3G data connection alongside regular Wi-Fi. This model is physically identifiable by the black antenna cover that spans the top of the aluminum bezel on the back of the iPad.

Q: What capacities is the iPad available in?
A:The iPad is available in a 16, 32, or 64 GB capacity.

Q: What is the pricing for the iPad?
A: Wi-Fi Model: 16GB ($499), 32GB ($599), 64GB ($699).
3G Model: 16GB ($629), 32GB ($729), 64GB ($829). All prices are in USD.

Q: What type of processor does the iPad have?
A: The iPad has a custom 1 GHz A4 ARM processor.

Q: How much memory (RAM) does the iPad have?
A: 256 MB.

Q: What is the size of the iPad screen?
A: 9.7". This is the diagonal distance across the screen (from one corner to another), for anyone that does not know.

Q: What is the iPad's resolution?
A: 1024 x 768 pixels.

Q: Which Video Converter should I use to convert movie or dvd to iPad?
A: I recommend you isharesoft iPad Video Converter or iSharesoft DVD to iPad Converter.

Q: Does the Safari browser use tabs, like on the iPhone/iPod touch?
A: Yes, and they are much better looking on the iPad.

Q: Is the iPad light?
A: Yes. The iPad weighs only 1.5 pounds which is the weight of an average sized book.

Q: Where can I find a complete list of the iPad's Tech Specs?
A: See the official Apple iPad specifications page.

Q: Is my iPad covered under warranty?
A: Yes, Apple supplies a limited 1-year warranty on the iPad, whether it is purchased at an Apple Store or Best Buy. Additional warranty is available through AppleCare and through third-party suppliers such as Best Buy.

Q: Can I purchase accessories such as cases, screen protectors, and docks for my iPad?
A: Absolutely. Read this thread for a comprehensive accessories list.

Q: Can you take screenshots with the iPad?
A: Yes. Hold down the Home and Power On/Off buttons simultaneously.

Q: How many applications are currently available exclusively for the iPad?
A: Approximately 2000 as of iPad launch day (3 April 2010). 3500 as of the Firmware 4.0 Keynote (8 April 2010). These numbers do not include iPhone/iPod touch applications that are iPad-optimized.

Q: Can you run iPhone/iPod touch applications on the iPad?
A: Yes. iPhone and iPod touch applications show up on the iPad as regular size, in the center of the screen. However, there is the option to "double" the size of the application which enlarges the pixels and makes the resolution lower.

Q: What are the standard applications that come installed on the iPad?
A: Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Maps, Videos, YouTube, iTunes, App Store, Settings, Safari, Mail, Photos, and iPod (Music & Videos).


Q: Does the iPad have Bluetooth?
A: Yes. Bluetooth 2.1.

Q: Does the iPad sync with a Windows PC or Mac?
A: Yes, via the sync cable that is included in box.

Q: How do you charge the iPad?
A: You can charge the iPad by syncing with a Mac or Windows PC (some people are reporting that they cannot charge the iPad with their PC) or by using the included 10W Power Adapter.

Q: Does the iPad have a headphone jack?
A: Yes, a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack is located on the top of the iPad.

Q: Does the iPad have a microphone?
A: Yes, located on the top of the iPad next to the headphone jack.

Q: Can you use the headphones with a microphone with the iPad?
A: Yes.

Q: Does the iPad include headphones in the box?
A: No.

Q: Does the iPad have internal speakers?
A: Yes; they are located at the bottom of the iPad next to the dock connector. There is a volume cradle located on the side of the iPad to adjust volume levels.

Q: Does the iPad have USB Ports?
A: No.

Q: Can I print from my iPad?
A: No. In order to print, you must either email the file to your Mac or PC or sync the iPad using iTunes and MobileMe.

Q: Is the iPad jailbroken?
A: Yes, the iPad has been jailbroken however it has yet to be released. See this thread for more details.

Q: Does the iPad support Flash?
A: No, however it does support the latest browser features such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

Q: Can you change the wallpaper on the iPad?
A: Yes.

Q: How long does the battery last on the iPad?
A: 10 hrs. average.

Q: How many applications can be placed on the dock?
A: 6.

Q: How many applications can be placed on each page?
A: 20.

Q: How many pages of applications can you have on the iPad Springboard?
A: 11.

Q: Can you flip the iPad into landscape mode?
A: Yes.

Q: Does the iPad have a camera?
A: No.

Q: Can you use a camera with the iPad?


Q: Does the iPad support multitasking?
A: Yes, however not until the release of Firmware 4.0 in Fall 2010.

Q: How do I type on the iPad?
Q: Do the function keys on the Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard match up with those on the keyboard dock?
A:Yes, the brightness controls—F1 and F2—will control your iPad's screen brightness.

Q: Does the on-screen keyboard still appear when you are using the keyboard dock accessory or a Bluetooth keyboard?
A: No, unless you push the "Eject" button.

Q: How do push notifications work on the iPad?
A: Identically to the iPhone/iPod touch.

Q: For the 3G model, who are the carriers for the iPad?
A: AT&T (US), Rogers (Canada), O2 (UK)

Q: Can the iPad run Mac OS X applications?
A: No, however certain developers have released similar applications for the iPad.

Q: Does the iPad have the "Spotlight" feature?
A: Yes.

Q: Can you search within Keynotes and Pages using Spotlight?
A: No.

Q: Can you view PDF Files on the iPad?
A: Yes.

Q: While reading a PDF document, can you add annotations and print out the document to a LAN printer?
A: No, although it may be possible through an App Store application at some point.

Q: Can you read eBooks on the iPad?
A: Yes, on the official Apple application
called iBooks - which has a fantastic GUI.

Q: Can the iPad tether?
A: Not officially; it may be possible if an iPad jailbreak is achieved.

Q: Will there be a second generation iPad (2G)?
A: It is absolutely possible and probable. I would not expect an iPad 2G within 2010.

Q: Does the iPad have GPS?
A: Yes. However, the WiFi-only iPad has a Digital Compass for it's Location Services.

Q: Does the iPad have Cover Flow (like the iPhone/iPod touch)?
A: No.

Q: Can the 10W Power Adapter included with the iPad be used to charge your iPhone/iPod touch?
A: Yes, according to the Apple documents included with the adapter.

Q: Does the iPad come with Apple Stickers in the box?
A: Yes.

Q: Does the iPad come with a microfiber cleaning cloth in the box?
A: No.

Q: Are eBooks readable (in iBook) direct sunlight?
A: Yes.

Q: Can iTunes LP or 'Extra Content' sync with the iPad?
A: At this point, no.

Q: Can you invert the colors on the iPad (for accessibility)?
A: Yes, via Settings.

Q: Can you convert PDF's into a format readable by iBooks?
A: Yes,you need some software
to help.
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Q: Which Video Converter should I use to convert movie or dvd to iPad?
A: I recommend you isharesoft iPad Video Converter or iSharesoft DVD to iPad Converter.
If you're looking for an excellent, free, alternative I'd highly recommend HandBrake, which also runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

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Q: Does the Safari browser use tabs, like on the iPhone/iPod touch?
A: Yes, and they are much better looking on the iPad.
They aren't really tabs, not like FireFox, IE and Chrome implement tabs, they are more like extra windows. But I agree, far easier to manage than on the iPhone. I wonder if 4.0 will bring this scheme over to the iPhone.


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Q: Where can I find a complete list of the iPad's Tech Specs?
A: See the official Apple iPad specifications page.
http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

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Q: Does the iPad have internal speakers?
A: Yes; they are located at the bottom of the iPad next to the dock connector. There is a volume cradle located on the side of the iPad to adjust volume levels.
Should be noted, while the iPad has 2 speakers driving sound, they are not stereo. For stereo sound you need to use headphones.

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Q: Does the iPad have GPS?
A: Yes. However, the WiFi-only iPad has a Digital Compass for it's Location Services.
Should note the WiFi only iPad determines its location through Sky Hook Wireless.


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Q: Are eBooks readable (in iBook) direct sunlight?
A: Yes.
This one is debatable. With the sun shining overhead or directly behind me, it's not very readable unless I am doing something to shadow the iPad. Certainly not compared to an eInk screen.

Thanks for the list though.
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Q: How do you charge the iPad?
A: You can charge the iPad by syncing with a Mac or Windows PC (some people are reporting that they cannot charge the iPad with their PC) or by using the included 10W Power Adapter.
It charges fastest from the 10W (2.1 A) power adapter. An iPhone adapter (1 A) will also work, but it should take about twice as long. A normal computer USB port (500 mA) will charge the iPad when the screen is off, though very slowly. Some computer USB ports provide more than the normal 500 mA, those will charge while the iPad is being used.

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Q: Does the iPad have GPS?
A: Yes. However, the WiFi-only iPad has a Digital Compass for it's Location Services.
The 3G iPad has GPS. All iPads have the compass and can locate based off nearby wireless access points in many areas.
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