Speaking at an Apple event in San Francisco on Wednesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the widely anticipated Apple tablet, or as it's formally known, the iPad.

So all of us use laptops and smartphones... the question has arisen; is there room for something in the middle. We've wondered for years as well -- in order to create that category, they have to be far better at doing some key tasks... better than the laptop, better than the smartphone, Steve Jobs said.

We think we've got something that is better. And we call it the iPad.

Jobs said that the hardware is a dream to type on, and in his demo, he showed


how it can be used to read, view media and content and access applications on the hardware.

The Apple iPad includes calendar, address book, maps and music applications built-in. It also connects to the iTunes store.

You can discover music, you can purchase it, Jobs said. Movies, TV shows, podcasts, everything built right in.

The device also offers access to YouTube the streaming service's high-definition streaming content. It's avaliable in 16 GB, 32GB and 64GB.

Click here for full list of Apple iPad specs.

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Apple CEO Jobs unveils iPad (photos)