She weighs 1.5 pounds. She's a showoff and has a 9.7 inch display. Daddy Steve Jobs proudly presented her to the world at a news conference in California.
How do we know Apple's new creation iPad is a girl? The evidence is overwhelming. She was presented on a bed of roses; a debutante ball is planned to formally introduce her to society; she changes her mind frequently (it's rumored that her first name was iSlate, but then she changed it to iPad); she likes to preen (at the press conference, she kept checking herself in a mirror). Finally, and most convincingly, she's a clotheshorse, already involved in what she'll wear (various covers, skins, etc.), and what she'll be carried in. It's rumored that her favorite choice of a carrying case is soft leather with a lining of mink. And she's demanded that it be available in a variety of colors.
Kindles and Nooks are unimpressed. "The iPad is a smart aleck; just because she can do more than us, she thinks she's so smart," the Kindle said. "We're already sick of her." The Nook agreed, saying "She's just another new kid on the block," than adding, "Let her eat cake and find someone else to play with. We have no intention of welcoming her to the fold."