02 Mar '11, 7pm

Apple's chief executive unveils new iPad

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple's ailing chief executive Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance on Wednesday to unveil a new version of the hot-selling iPad that is thinner, lighter and features video cameras. "We've been working on this product quite awhile and I just didn't want to miss a great day," said Jobs, who appeared gaunt but energetic and was dressed in his trademark long-sleeve black turtleneck and blue jeans. Jobs, 56, who went on medical leave in January for an unspecified illness, was met with rousing applause as he walked on stage at the Yerba Buena Theatre to introduce the next-generation iPad. "We think 2011 is clearly going to be the Year of iPad 2," he said. The iPad 2 features front- and rear-facing video cameras to enable video chat and is thinner than the previous version. "The new iPad 2 is actually thinner than your iPhone 4," said Jobs. "It is dramatically th...

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