SAN FRANCISCO — Apple CEO Steve Jobs took a break from his medical leave on Wednesday to unveil the company's sequel to its bestselling iPad - one that is thinner, faster and able to shoot photos and video using a pair of cameras.
Jobs showed off the iPad 2, which will be available at stores March 11.
Jobs looked frail. "We've been working on this product for a while, and I just didn't want to miss today," Jobs told an audience that gave him a standing ovation. "Thank you for having me."
Improvements in the second-generation device largely tracked with the rumors preceding its introduction. It is one-third thinner than its predecessor, 15 percent lighter and features twin cameras. The front camera allows for video chatting and the rear camera can shoot high-definition (720p) video.