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Gallery: Apple reveals the iPad 2

Apple held a gala press event where it officially showed off the iPad 2.
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Apple held an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco where ailing Steve Jobs took center stage to show off the iPad 2. The news he shared wasn't what his competitors wanted to hear.

See and hear Steve Jobs in this video clip from the event.

Click here for live blog coverage from ZDNet.

Photo credit: James Martin CNET News

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Jobs opens the event with Apple success stories from the past decade.

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Jobs, who is currently on medical leave from Apple, was a surprise at the event.

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The iPad 2 is officially official. At first look, the iPad 2 doesn't look much different from the original iPad.

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Here are some of the new features.

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The iPad 2 will be  thinner than even the iPhone 4. Jobs says the new edge will be easier to handle.

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The iPad 2 killer detail may be the price tag - same as the original iPad.

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Here are some of the upgrades from the original iPad.

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Jobs touts how the original iPad is already dominating the market.

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The smart cover is a bendable flip that sticks to the side.

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the iPad 2 will come in white and black. The polyeurothane case comes in five colors and the leather case also comes in five colors.

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Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iOS Software, takes the stage to talk about iOS 4.3.

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Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iOS Software, takes the stage to talk about iOS 4.3. Improvements to AirPlay now include photo slideshows, and video and audio from apps to other devices.

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Phtoto Booth gives you nine live photo streams with various effects.

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The iPad 2 will have Facetime.

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With iMovie, each video can have up to three audio tracks, in addition to a voiceover track you can record on the iPad's microphone.

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Garageband has been updated.

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iPad 2, the musical instrument. Using an acceleromete, the iPad can tell how hard you're hitting the screen to affect the power of a note.

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You can also play the "Smart Guitar."

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The dimensions of the iPad 2.

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Steve says goodbye.

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