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Apple let the world in on the "secret" device that everyone already knew about, but perhaps the only real surprise was its awkward name.
After months of rumors and speculation about a slate-like device, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage to unveil to the iPad --a tablet computer that looks like a . It sports a 9.7-inch LCD touch-screen display, which makes use of the same multitouch technology found on the iPhone, Apple's Magic Mouse, and its notebook trackpads.
Twitter reaction to the announcement was generally positive. Some seemed optimistic about the pricing, but many other tweets were disappointed by the features not included: no Flash, no camera, no multitasking. But beyond all technological complaints, people on Twitter seemed to really be dissatisfied with the device's name. Women were especially vocal about the fact that "iPad" sounds like, well, a feminine hygiene product.