Khalid Alaraifi was kind enough to accept questions about the Apple iPad and he will answer based on his experience with the device.
Can the iPad replace the laptop for university work?
If you asked me a long time ago I would have said no but now my answer is yes especially if you bought the keyboard dock. iPad can read and edit (using an app from the iPad App store) all the office files.
Is there a solution for typing in Arabic? Can the battery really reach 10 hours? Did you have problems with the Saudi iPad App Store?
iPad doesn’t have an Arabic keyboard but you have 2 solutions for now: visit a website with a visual Arabic keyboard or install this iPad App.
I didn’t monitor my use of the iPad battery. I used it a lot yesterday and battery level only reached %50.
SaudiMac adds: David Pogue tried the iPad and it ran for over 12 hours.
I didn’t try the Saudi iPad App Store but I read that there are iPad Apps on the Saudi store.
what is the OS version?
3.2 (7b367) you can download it from various websites if you’re interested.
How can you read books? Does the iPad use e-ink? Can it read Arabic? What about Arabic PDF?
I tried to look for an Arabic book in the iBooks store and I found nothing. iBooks currently doesn’t list Arabic as a supported language. iPad doesn’t use e-ink, it’s an LCD color display.
Arabic PDF display correctly.
If you have more questions for Khalid then feel free to post it on this formspring page dedicated for the iPad.
Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac.net.