Summary Box: Jobs makes cameo to unveil iPad 2

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Posted: Mar 02, 2011 3:58 PM
Summary Box: Jobs makes cameo to unveil iPad 2

NEW IPAD: CEO Steve Jobs briefly emerged from his medical leave and walked on stage to a standing ovation Wednesday to unveil the second generation of the popular iPad, which will go on sale March 11 in the U.S.

THINNER AND FASTER: The next-generation tablet computer has a faster processor than the original iPad's. As expected, it comes with two cameras for taking photos and video chatting. The battery life will be the same as the original _ about 10 hours of usage and a month on standby. The iPad 2 is also thinner _ 8.8 millimeters instead of the current 13.4 millimeters.

SAME PRICE: The new iPads will cost the same as the originals _ $499 to $829, depending on storage space and whether or not they can connect to the Internet over a cellular network. In the U.S., the iPad 2 will work on AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless.