iPad FAQ - Everything You Need To Know

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  1. Joe Rossignol

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    iPad FAQ and Questions-and-Answers
    A detailed list of questions, with answers, about the iPad.
    Tip: Use the Find/Search feature by holding down Command/Ctrl + F.
    Written by Kiks52 | Last Updated: 24 June 2010

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

    Q: When will iOS 4.0 be released for the iPad?

    A: Fall 2010.

    Q: Will the iPad support all features of iOS 4?
    A: Yes.

    Q: When was the iPad released?

    United States:
    iPad (Wi-Fi): 3 April 2010 // iPad (3G): 30 April 2010

    Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland:

    iPad (Wi-Fi): 28 May 2010 // iPad (3G): 28 May 2010

    Other Countries:
    July 2010 in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore.

    Q: How much does the iPad cost?

    USA:
    iPad (Wi-Fi): 16GB for $499, 32GB for $599, 64GB for $699
    iPad (3G): 16GB for $629, 32GB for $729, 64GB for $829

    Canada:
    iPad (Wi-Fi): 16GB for $549, 32GB for $649, 64GB for $749
    iPad (3G): 16GB for $679, 32GB for $779, 64GB for $879

    UK:
    iPad (Wi-Fi): 16GB for £429, 32GB for £499, 64GB for £599
    iPad (3G): 16GB for £529, 32GB for £599, 64GB for £699

    Australia:
    iPad (Wi-Fi): 16GB for $629, 32GB for $759, 64GB for $879
    iPad (3G): 16GB for $799, 32GB for $928, 64GB for $1049

    [ ADDITIONAL PRICES ]

    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?
    16, 32, or 64 GB capacity.

    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: 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 iPad-exclusive applications are there?
    - About 2000 as of iPad launch day (3 April 2010).
    - 3500 as of the Firmware 4.0 Keynote (8 April 2010).
    - Over 5000 as stated in an Apple Press Release (3 May 2010).
    - 8500 as of the WWDC Keynote (7 Jun 2010).
    - Over 11,000 as stated in an Apple Press Release (22 Jun 2010).

    In addition to iPad-exclusive applications, the iPad is also able to run iPhone/iPod touch applications.

    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: Are there alternative applications available for some of the missing standard applications?
    A: Yes. This thread, written by user _JKK_, provides alternative applications to replace Calculator, Weather, Stocks, etc.

    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 is jailbroken. See this thread for how to jailbreak your iPad using "Spirit" (for Mac or PC).

    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?
    A: Yes. There is a Camera Connection Kit accessory available through Apple.


    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?

    A: Three ways:
    - Using the on-screen iPad keyboard
    - Using your Mac's bluetooth keyboard with the iPad
    - Using the keyboard dock accessory (can be purchased via Apple Store)

    Q: Do the function keys on the Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard match up with those on the keyboard dock?
    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: Who are the carriers for the iPad 3G?
    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 very likely. However, I highly doubt that a second generation device will be released until at least 2011.

    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 direct sunlight (using iBooks)?

    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, follow this guide.
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    Q: Does the on-screen keyboard still appear when you are using the keyboard dock accessory or a Bluetooth keyboard?
    A: No.

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    I think they said that it can popup if you press a button on keyboard, incase you wanted to do chinese letters or something?

    Also, im not sure if its confirmed, but there is an iphone app that was made by HP i think, which allowed you to send files to wireless printer (hp) to be printed straight from device.
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    Great job.
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    You can fit more than 4 apps in the dock?
    I believe I saw a review that had more than 4 icons in the dock, plus wyndwarrior showed us in the simulator in the SDK?
  5. Joe Rossignol

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    You're right: my mistake. It's 6 according to this image:

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    I have a question that's not on the list: How much RAM does the iPad have?
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    Ditto. That is something I want to know as well. I hope it isn't any less than 512MB.
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    I heard it was maybe 1GB, but I don't really think so.
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Kiks, add this to the post:

    Quoted from AppleInsider.com

    So that means it has 512MB of RAM total.
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    Awesome, just what I want haha

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