Apple CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPad, a tablet-style computer that resembles the iPhone, but larger.
"It’s so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone," Jobs said Wednesday at the device’s highly anticipated debut in San Francisco.
Apple had kept its "latest creation" under wraps, though many analysts had corrctly speculated that it would be a one-piece tablet computer with a big touch screen, larger than an iPhone but smaller than a laptop.
Jobs demonstrated how the iPad is used for surfing the Web with Apple’s Safari browser. He typed an e-mail using an on-screen keyboard and flipped through photo albums by flicking his finger across the screen.
The CEO says the iPad will also be better for reading books, playing games and watching video than either a laptop or a smart phone.
Apple has announced 3 different models 16,32 and 64GB models starting at $499