It’s All About the Apple iPad

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve heard rumors that Apple planned to release a new type of mobile computing device. Wonder no more. has the 411 on the new Apple iPad.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today unveiled the worst-kept secret in the Silicon Valley: Apple’s tablet PC, dubbed the iPad.

The device delivered most of what had been long rumored: It’s got a 9.7-inch screen with pixel-doubling technology to play back high-definition video and 16 to 64GB of flash storage. Networking is handled courtesy of its support for 802.11n, Bluetooth and 3G wireless, which will be available on some models and supported via Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) partnership with AT&T. And the unit is a half-inch thick, weighing just 1.5 pounds.

The price tag, however, proved one surprise: The device starts at $499 — far below most pundits’ expectations. That’s for the barebones unit, though, with 16GB of flash memory.

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