Rather than doing a time-based scrolling feed of today's event, this time we're bringing you a curated summary of the important announcements. For a more conventional scrolling liveblog, see CNET's Apple iPad live blog. After the event, be sure to join Tech Republic's Let's talk iPad webcast.
New iPhoto for iPad completes the iLife suite there, supports editing, beaming, and journals
315M iOS devices sold, 62M in Q4 2011
55M iPads sold, 15.4M iPads in Q4 2011
200K apps custom built to take advantage of the iPad screen
iPad 2 had 3.1Mbps on EV-DO, 7.2 on HSPA.
Notable demos on stage:
Namco showed "Sky Gamblers", a flight sim game
Autodesk showed "Sketchbook Ink", a drawing app that focuses on line art (available in April), supports exports up to 100Mpixels.
Epic Games showed "Infinity Blade: Dungeons", a 3rd person RPG game
Apple apps such as iWork, GarageBand, iMovie (still $9.99) and new iPhoto.
Connect up to 4 iOS devices together with GarageBand over WiFi or Bluetooth for a live jam session.
iMovie for iPad can create movie trailers like the Mac version does.
New iPhoto app can beam pictures to other iPads, heavy use of gestures including bezel gestures. Edit, straighten, and fix. Supports up to 19 Mpixels.
Share pictures into a journal, annotate with text, maps, even weather info.
In case you're wondering, it looks like the new iPad is just called "The New iPad" or "The 3rd generation iPad", not iPad3 or iPad HD or any of the other names that were rumored before the event. You can call it the "4G iPad" if you like, but 4G is extra cost. The new iPad uses the same dock connector as the current iPads, which debunks another rumor.
The A5X is described as a "dual core CPU with a quad core GPU". I'm not sure exactly what that means. Most GPUs are way more than quad core - for example the Tegra 3 has 12 graphics processors that operate in parallel. Also unknown is the chip's clock rate and the size of the iPad's memory. These details will probably come out next week when people start tearing them apart.