Asia Bizz: Apple CEO Steve Jobs took an unusual break from his medical leave and stepped on stage to unveil his company’s latest creation – the Apple iPad 2. Jobs stated that his company had been working on this product from sometime, and he could not afford to miss the big launch of the tablet.

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Jobs spoke about the much anticipated product and its importance to Apple, and the audience gave him a standing ovation because of his willingness to work for Apple even is such a weak condition. Specifications show that the device is 15% lighter than its previous version, and the front facing camera can be used for video chatting; while the rear one has an increased pixel rate boosted to 720p.

The current model is the Wi-Fi only model, and the 3G devices are set to be launched in 16, 32 and 64GB models. Besides being “thinner” than the previous version, Jobs said that the iPad 2 is also “faster” as it comes with a new A5 chip. The price of the tablet has been brought down considerably; the company claims the prices start from $499 only, which is low compared to the latest tablets which were launched in the market.

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