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Matthew Wheeland is the managing editor of

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The iPad.Photo: Apple

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The day that gadget-lovers have been waiting for with bated breath for months if not years has finally arrived.

On Wednesday, just after 10 a.m., Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad — something along the lines of a blown-up version of the iPhone. Weighing 1.5 pounds, just half an inch thick, and 11 inches tall, the iPad aims to be the Next Huge Thing for technology, making it possible to play music, watch movies, read books, and run all the other tens of thousands of apps available in the Apple’s application store.

At the event, Steve Jobs and various Apple execs and partners showed off the iPad’s specs, including a new iBooks e-reader application and associated bookstore, and a new version of Apple’s iWork office suite specifically for the iPad.  Prices run from $499 for a 16-gigabyte model with no 3G internet, and up to $829 for a 64-gigabyte model with 3G internet.

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