The Apple iPad has finally been unveiled by Steve Jobs in the US after years of rumour and speculation that the Cupertina company have been hatching a tablet device.
So what is it? Essentially a mix between a giant iPhone and a shrunken MacBook, the iPad - announced by Steve Jobs himself at the Apple event in San Francisco this evening - is a 9.7-inch, 0.5-inch thin tablet rocking a full HD (incredibly hi-res) touchscreen interface with multi-touch, a 3G web connection, a bespoke OS comparable to the iPhone and a penchant for gaming and apps. Inside, there's a super slick 1Ghz Apple A4 processor.
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Apple iPad links:
- Apple iPad photos: First snaps of the new device
- Apple iPad spec: The full details announced