Apple iPad tablet revealed

Steve Jobs has called the iPad "magical".
Steve Jobs has called the iPad "magical". (Image credit: Image courtesy of Apple)

As expected, Steve Jobs has unveiled the Apple iPad, a tablet computer that looks like a blown-up iPhone/iPod touch but promises to deliver functionality to rival (and possibly surpass) that of a laptop.

Here's what our sister site has to say: "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."

For more details, check out the official press release.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.