Score one for the rumor mill. By the time Apple unveiled the iPad today, there were very few surprises left; mostly confirmations.
- It has a keyboard-less touchscreen with a 10 inch screen (9.7 to be exact).
- Apple has cut a deal with The New York Times as a content partner.
- eBooks will be sold through iTunes. It's official; game on between Apple and Amazon.
- It will be called the iPad. Women are already making fun of the name. Think about it.
Then again, no:
- The pricing is cheaper than originally feared. It will sell for $499. A 3G version will sell for just under $700. The data plan through AT&T will run about $30 a month and not $60 as reported earlier this week.
- Battery life will be around 10 hours.
- The user interface will likely not have the high learning curve as reported in earlier "unconfirmed" reports. It basically works like a big iPod touch.
And one last "yes"; yes, Steve Jobs wore a black turtleneck during the demo in San Francisco.
Last updated: Jan 27, 2010
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio