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Here is the listing with the iPad specifications (it’s a long list so hang in there) – some of the items will need further clarification (e.g., 10 hours battery life is claimed for both video and audio use – the two should not be the same) but overall the list is pretty extensive. The connectivity geeks will be a bit disappointed (see below) as options are rather limited (in this respect iPad more resembles the iPhone than a Mac laptop).

Hit the list and please let me know your thoughts.

Apple iPad Technical Specs

Dimensions/Physical Dimensions

  • Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
  • Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
  • Depth: Half inch (13.4 mm)
  • Weight Wi-Fi iPad: 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
  • Weight Wi-Fi with 3G model: 1.6 lbs (0.73 kg)


  • Diagonal 9.7-inch fully LED-back-lit glossy wide-screen
  • Multi-Touch display with In-Plane Switching technology (IPS)
  • 1024×768 pixel resolution (132 px/inch – aka ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating (olephobic = lacking affinity for oils)
  • Support for display of Unicode, multi language/character in a simultaneous fashion

Data Storage Capacity

  • 16GB flash memory
  • 32GB flash memory
  • 64GB flash memory


  • 1GHz Apple A4 processor
  • It’s a custom-designed chip claimed to be a high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip unit


  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Wireless Capabilities/Cellular

Wi-Fi model

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a, b, g, n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G model

  • UMTS/HSDPA (2100, 850, 1900 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (2100, 850, 1900, 900 MHz)
  • No telephone, No Voice and Data only. Data plan will have to be purchased by the user.
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a, b, g, n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Geo-positioning/Location Mapping

  • Via Wi-Fi
  • Via Digital compass
  • Via Assisted GPS (for Wi-Fi + 3G units only)
  • Via Cellular Connection (for Wi-Fi 3G units only)

What’s in the box

  • iPad
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • 10W USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

Eco Friendly Features

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Brominated flame retardant free (no BFR)
  • Mercury-free LCD display
  • PVC-free
  • Recyclable metal (aluminum) and glass housing

Accessibility Options

  • CC (closed-captioned) content display enabled
  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • White on black display
  • Mono audio

Language Support

  • Language support for English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Keyboard support for English (U.S.) English (UK), Canada), Dutch, Flemish, French (France, German, Italian, Japanese (QWERTY), Russian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Spanish
  • Dictionary support for English (U.S.), Dutch, English (UK), Flemish, French, French (Canadian), French (Swiss), German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Spanish

Document/File Format Support

  • .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images), .doc and .docx (Word), .htm and .html (web pages), .key (Keynote), .numbers (Numbers), .pages (Pages), .pdf (Preview and Acrobat), .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint), .rtf (rich text format), .txt (text), .vcf (contact information), .xls and .xlsx (Excel)

Video Quality (Definition) Support

  • Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter
  • 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable
  • 576i and 480i with Apple Composite Cable

Video Formats

  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second (fps), Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov formats
  • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 fps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov formats

Audio Support

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 – 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 – 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4), Apple Lossless Audio Format, AIFF, and WAV Audio Format
  • User-adjustable max volume limit

Power and Battery Specs

  • Built-in 25 Watt Hours rechargeable lithium-polymer built in non-replaceable battery
  • Up to 10 hr of surfing the internet on Wi-Fi connection, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via Apple iPad power adapter or USB port

Connectivity (Input/Output Options)

  • Docking: Dock connector
  • Audio: 3.5-mm stereo headphone connector jack
  • Sound: Built-in speaker
  • Mic: Microphone
  • Cellular: SIM card tray (Not available for non 3G units)

Controls and Buttons

  • On/Off Sleep/Wake Button
  • Mute Button
  • Volume (Up/Down) Button
  • Home Button

Host System Requirements (Mac) – see below for Windows

  • OSX based computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
  • iTunes 9.0 or higher
  • iTunes account
  • Internet access

Host System Requirements (Windows) – see above for Mac

  • Windows based computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows 7, Vista or XP Home/Professional (min SP 3 required)
  • iTunes 9.0 or higher
  • iTunes account
  • Internet access

Environmental requirements

  • Working temperature: 32° to 95° Fahrenheit (0° to 35° Celsius)
  • Able to withstand in non-operating mode the following temperature ranges: -4° to 113° Fahrenheit (-20° to 45° Celsius)
  • Relative humidity range: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
  • Maximum operating altitude:  10K ft (3 km)
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