First iPad TV spot at the Oscars

Way back in 2007, the first TV advert for iPhone went out during the Oscars, and Apple again paid for the top spot yesterday during a break within the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

There’s a lot packed into 30 seconds here, and iPad has begun to pique my interest. But I’m not sure I could sit as comfortably with it as the commercial implies. I’d want to rest it against something, or anchor it for stable typing. After all, how often is a laptop really on your lap?

The Wi-Fi versions of iPad are out in the US on 3 April and will reach the UK by the end of the month. The 3G versions will be along to hog data and to fuel the debate on traffic shaping later in the year.

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