Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled Wednesday the widely anticipated Apple tablet known as iPad in San Francisco.

 

The Apple chief said that the device will feature up to 10hours of battery life and is highly recyclable. It has a 9.7 display and weighs 1.5 pounds.

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

The new device will start at $499. It includes calendar, address book, maps and music applications built-in. It also connects to the iTunes store.

Books and newspapers can be read on the device -- like an e-book -- but it will also play rich digital content, and offer Web capabilities.

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

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