Jetstar iPad hands on: photos

Jetstar iPad hands on: photos

Summary: Jetstar held its inaugural iPad flight from Auckland to Melbourne yesterday, surprising its passengers with the use of Apple's tablet for free.

TOPICS: Apple, iPad, Travel Tech

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    Passengers must agree to Jetstar's conditions of use. Customers will be held responsible if they have wilfully damaged the device, which includes physical damage and software tampering.

    All iPads will also have an RFID tag installed in the tablet's case, which will be non-removable to prevent theft, and can be tracked by flight attendants to ensure that all devices are returned at the end of each flight. Protection software has been installed as well, to prevent content from being stolen.

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    Under the movie section, there were three sub-categories: Australian, Hollywood and Japanese movies.

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    Entering the Hollywood movie category, there was a number of popular movies available to watch, including Friends With Benefits, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (parts one and two), Horrible Bosses and Smurfs.

    "We've worked with major motion picture houses to ensure that our customers have access to the latest-release movies, a first for the industry," said Bruce Buchanan, Jetstar Group chief executive officer.

Topics: Apple, iPad, Travel Tech

Irene Mickaiel

About Irene Mickaiel

Irene is product manager in Australia for CBS Interactive sites such as CNET Australia, GameSpot,, ZDNet and TechRepublic. Before Irene became hooked on IT media, she worked on illustrated reference, lifestyle and education books.

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