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A Visual Guide to the Apple iPad Interface

Okay, it's a big iPod. Maybe in more ways than we expected. Until you start touching the interface. Here's a visual guide to the iPad's interface, screen by screen. (And of course, check out our definitive hands on.)

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This is the home screen.

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The new iCal!

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And in portrait.

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Pop-ups like this one abound in the iPad UI.

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Contacts.

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Google Maps. It moves really fast.

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Aaaand StreetView.

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The lock screen, still useless. And such a tiny unlock strip!

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The home screen in landscape, notice the glistening Dock.

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The videos app.

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This is what it looks like when you click on a movie.

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Settings, lots of settings.

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The iTunes Store for iPad.

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Aaaand in portrait.

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The iBooks bookshelf.

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Two pages at once, suck it Kindle.

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The tablet of contents.

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Photos, so many photos on this thing.

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Pinch to explode.

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The YouTube interface is surprisingly nice.

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In iTunes, there is no Cover Flow, just real big lists!

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And grids.

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On of those pop ups again, but for laying music.

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The Mail app, I like—it's like a widget-y widescreen version of the iPhone app, stuck next to a fullblown Mail app.

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PDFs open real fast.

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Oh hey, a big keyboard. It kind of sucks, at least trying to use anything more advanced than a hunt-and-peck technique.

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I think the $499 model is a winner if you compare it to other ebook readers. However, e-readers are all rip-offs right now (which is why every company is jumping to make them this year).

It would be nice if it came with 3G capability and memory expansion slot at that price. The close to $900 price for the top of the line model is too much for basically a giant iPod Touch.

No multi-tasking is fine... it will get jailbroken very soon. Would've been nice if it had a webcam though. I think not going with Snow Leopard is the right decision, otherwise it will be too slow. Pretty much all basic tasks can be done on an iPhone now, so unless you're processing raw DSLR files, you'll be fine.

I think if people are willing to buy a Kindle then they're willing to buy this. However, if you compare this to a laptop or an iPhone, then it seems silly as the iPhone can do everything it can in a smaller package while a laptop is a lot more powerful.