Still don’t know what the new Apple iPad does? Apple has just posted iPad guided tour videos that should get you familiar with all the features available on the iPad. All the major features are being demoed with voice over, so it is worth checking out, especially if you are desperately trying to pass the time while waiting for the iPad release day on April 3. The tour covers Safari, Mail, Photos, Videos, YouTube, iPod, iTunes, and iBooks. They also show off Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, which will be only be available on the App Store. There is not a huge list of new features that aren’t in countless other iPad videos, but it is the best compilation we have seen so far.

One of the differences in the interface when compared to the iPhone/iPod Touch is the use of tap-and-hold to bring up submenus. The iPhone OS already has this feature, but outside some specific examples it remains fairly unused. One example is when you tap-and-hold a link in Safari it brings up a menu offering alternatives choices like “Copy” and “Open in New Page.” Of course this can already be done on the iPhone, but instead of sliding this menu up from the bottom, on the iPad it appears as a hovering menu that overlays the rest of the content on the screen. In iBooks you can bring up the dictionary entry for a certain word just by tapping on it. This is a great reference tool which appears in Pages, and it will likely be available in other apps as well. Release day is right around the corner, and we are expecting much more iPad news as we get closer.