Apple has just officially announced the Apple iPad, their tablet device that aims to bring the best of the iPhone and laptops to a slim, attractive device.
The result is a very thin, roughly 10-inch (diagonal) device. The hardware is about what you'd expect, considering that we already know how the iPhone works. It supports touch input, multitouch, swiping gestures, orientation detection, and all the rest of the features that the iPhone made popular with users.
More interesting is the operating system and software, which looks like a mix of traditional desktop applications and iPhone apps. We're not there for the party, but Gizmodo's on top of everything, so for all the latest, check out the liveblog.
Apple Event Liveblog [Gizmodo]