The iPad The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Since the announcement of it in January 2010 it has been one of the most talked about technology gadget. Understanding the iPad’s Industrial Design article tells that iPad is the culmination of Jon Ive’s quest for the ultimate industrial design, a search for the minimal minimalism, reducing an entire mobile computer to just a screen with no keyboard. What’s inside the iPad and what it can do article give you an idea what kind of computer hardware iPad has inside it. Inside the iPad: Apple’s new ‘A4′ chip article tells about the CPU used in iPad. iPad’s A4 CPU chip (souped-up ARM Cortex A-8 processor) runs iPhone OS at 1GHz, compared to the estimated 600MHz of the iPhone 3GS.
If you are a hardware hacker, you might want to see what is inside iPad and not just read about it. When looking for information on new mobile devices, the information on FCC site is usually has information about any new gadget, you just have to find it. The problem in finding the information is that the name used on FCC documents is often very different from the marketing name for the device. FCC ID ‘BCG-E2381A’ documents give you some detailed information on iPad hardware, including some inside hardware pictures and EMC test results. The iPad’s Not So Revolutionary Inside article contains an interesting video that point out some interesting design choices that Apple has made, and shows off all the insides.