The much-anticipated iPad debuted this week, introduced by Steve Jobs as a device that will revolutionize the industry. The 1 1/2-pound slate computer will bring you books, movies, music and even word processing, all on a 9.7-inch screen. Host Liane Hansen talks with NPR’s Laura Sydell about the much-hyped device and whether it’s worth all the fuss.
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What’s life like for the thousands of workers who assemble your Apple products? Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz gained rare access to Apple’s production line at a Foxconn plant in China.
Georgia, Rene, and David Barnard of (http://www.appcubby.com) are in full post-game mode, reviewing everything Apple announced at the new iPad event, including iOS 5.1, the new Apple TV, the new iPad, and more. This is iPhone & iPad Live!
Join Aleks Krotoski, Jemima Kiss and Charles Arthur as they dig into the implications of the new Apple iPad, released last Friday, and already a huge market success. The machine, which has sold more than 2m units in 60 days, hasn’t yet found its killer app, but Jemima – who has one – and Charles – who doesn’t want one – predict it will transform the technological landscape.
But don’t just take their word for it. Web user interaction expert Jakob Nielsen describes why in an interview with Jack Schofield. He also defines what developers need to know when designing portable touchscreen interfaces.
And the numbers have it too: Apple beat Microsoft for the biggest technology company in the world. Charles tells the story behind the numbers, and explains why, in the future, Apple will remain top gun.
The team also tackles the first real outcome of the controversial Digital Economy Act. Communications regulator Ofcom has published first draft of its proposed code of actions for copyright infringers. The three-strikes system is up for debate in the consultation that lasts until 30 July.