Shara Tibken was a managing editor at CNET News, overseeing a team covering tech policy, EU tech, mobile and the digital divide. She previously covered mobile as a senior reporter at CNET and also wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. Shara is a native Midwesterner who still prefers "pop" over "soda."
"It's dramatically smaller, almost same size as 8.5-inch piece of paper," John Ternus, Apple's VP of hardware engineering, said onstage, referring to the 12.9-inch model. "You really have to hold one to believe it."
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First published Oct. 30, 8:41 a.m. PT. Update, 9:13 a.m.: Adds additional background information.