Apple's Latest Tablet Unveiled
Apple's latest tablet, the iPad2, has been unveiled by the company's chief Steve Jobs - who came back from his medical leave to showcase the new product.
Jobs took to the stage in San Francisco to make a half-hour presentation about the iPad2 which he said had a "completely new" and "beautiful" design.
The much-anticipated tablet is sleeker and lighter than the previous version but is of the same size.
There had been speculation that the new iPad may be smaller, but Apple has shaved about 33% of its original thickness and brought its weight down by about 0.2lb, to 1.3lb.
Mr Jobs said: "One of the most startling things about the iPad2 is it is dramatically thinner. It feels totally different."
Commenting on its lightness, he said: "You can just pick this thing up, it almost floats."
He predicted that 2011 would be "the year of iPad2". "It is going to be everywhere in the month of March," he said.
Copyright Press Association 2011