UPDATE 6-Apple pitches $499 iPad, takes on Amazon – Reuters

The half-inch thick, 1.5-pound iPad features Apple’s own processor and 10 hours of battery life. It runs a version of the iPhone’s operating system and can use virtually all of the 140,000 apps currently available for the smartphone. ” Read this except’s full story

Column: The frenzy over Apple’s iPad – Vancouver Sun

SAN FRANCISCO — When the doors to the long anticipated Apple Event in San Francisco opened there was a greater than ever frenzy to get into the auditorium and get a good seat. There has been more hype and conjecture over the anticipated Apple … Read this except’s full story

Apple unveils revolutionary iPad – Vancouver Sun

A note on Apples iPad features page acknowledges that so far the iBook store is only available in the U.S. In a move designed to position the iPad as a device for business users, Apple also showcased a new version of its iWork productivity software … Read this except’s full story

Leftover Apple… – Reuters Blogs

As many had predicted, the iPad features Apple’s own silicon, the A4 chip. Apple acquired a semiconductor company, PA Semi, in 2008. Apple just sold its 250 millionth iPod. Safe to say it would be thrilled to see that performance from the iPad. Read this except’s full story

Apple’s Jobs unveils new tablet computer, the iPad – YAHOO!

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple chief executive Steve Jobs on Wednesday revealed the culture-changing company’s latest must-have device, a touchscreen tablet computer anointed the “iPad.” “We want to kick off 2010 by introducing a truly magical and … Read this except’s full story