It’s been almost 24 hours since the iPad went on sale. In that time, thousands of people have probably spent time surfing the web, watching videos, installing apps, and doing all those things the Apple iPad was designed for. Here’s a roundup of some other things people have done with the tablet in the first 24 hours:
- iPad Teardown – ifixit was one of the first sites to post a detailed photoset showing what happens when you pry off the lid… and then remove all the guts of this 1.5 pound tablet. Turns out the battery takes up most of the space.
- Apple iPad Stress Test – PC World scratched, dropped, and spilled thing upon the iPad. Turns out it’s not indestructible.
- Demolishing an iPad with a baseball bat – Turns out it’s not a baseball.
- Will it Blend? – Turns out… yup.
- iPad A4 CPU pitted against the Nexus One’s Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU – Anandtech compared apples to pears by testing page load speeds on the iPad and the Google Nexus One. Sure, the OS and other hardware might have had something to do with it, but since you can’t get an apples to apples comparison at the moment, this will have to do. Turns out the iPad is a little faster at loading web sites.
OK, that last one won’t void your warranty. But it makes for an interesting read if you want to learn more about the iPad’s performance.
Another interesting thing people are discovering is that charging an iPad over a computer USB connection is a little hit or miss. Turns out that it requires more power than an iPod or most USB peripherals — and a typical USB port on most older Macs or PCs just won’t provide enough juice to charge the iPad while it’s turned on. Plugging your iPad into the wall or a newer Mac is probably your best bet. Next up, is putting it to sleep and plugging it into an older USB port — it should still charge, you just might not see any indication that it’s doing so. MacWorld has the details.