After dropping the tablet bomb on us tonight, Apple's showing off the iPad in a sweet selection of official beauty shots.
You can also hear the iPad's attributes described in the dulcet Chingford tones of product designer Jony Ive, in a video on the Apple Web site.
If you can survive its soft-rock theme music, the video gives a good glimpse of the iBook store and other apps, as well as the Apple chip that powers the whole thing with up to 10 hours of battery life.
The photos show off the tablet PC's 9.7-inch screen and waif-like 13mm
waistline. Click 'Continue' to check out Apple's mastery of balancing
really thin things on their edge.
Although the iPad supports apps developed for the iPhone, you'll have to get one of the iPad apps to take advantage of the big screen's full resolution. Luckily, there are already a couple ready to go, including Facebook and EA's Need for Speed Shift.
Flipping a page with the flick of a finger could be cool, and we like that we can see our contact list and a single contact simultaneously -- but we don't like how contacts in the address book are shown like pages in a virtual book. We prefer the straight-up iPhone address book, which doesn't pretend to be something it's not.