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Apple iPad live blog (Wednesday, March 7)

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  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:17:43 PM
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:18:13 PM
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:18:16 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:18:45 PM
    And we're onto the iPhoto segment of the promotional video.
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:19:29 PM
    And the video's over. Schiller back up now.
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:19:53 PM
    Along with the new iPad, we're going to keep the iPad 2 in the line, Schiller says.
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:20:01 PM
    Today, iPad 2 will start at $399
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:20:16 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:20:20 PM
    That's the 16GB, Wi-Fi only model. "So many more people can afford to get into this groundbreaking technology," Schiller says.
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:20:40 PM
    Now we've got the pricing matrix up. It's literally called "The new iPad"
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:20:42 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:20:50 PM
    Cook back up.
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:21:34 PM
    Cook wrapping up, "We have redefined once again the category Apple created just two years ago with the original iPad." And now we're getting another ad about it.
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:21:36 PM
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:21:39 PM
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:22:20 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:22:36 PM
    A very short ad, at that. Cook back once again. "I hope you can see why we think the new iPad has enormous potential and why it's the ultimate poster-child of the post-PC world."
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:23:20 PM
    Cook says: "Only Apple could deliver this kind of innovation in such a beautiful, integrated, and easy to use way. It's what we love to do. It's what we stand for. And across the year, you're going to see a lot more of this kind of innovation. We are just getting started."
  • Josh Lowensohn 3/7/2012 7:23:47 PM
    And that's it. Cook walks off stage. We're going to head on over to get our mitts on this thing. Thanks for tuning in.
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:23:50 PM
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:24:08 PM
  • Donald Bell 3/7/2012 7:25:20 PM
    Off to see some iPads.
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:25:41 PM
    OK, so let's recap:
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:26:08 PM
    We got a new 1080p Apple TV box:
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:27:53 PM
    The new iPad, with 4G and a Retina screen, is official:
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:28:17 PM
    CNET's first take is here; more info coming in the next minutes and hours, as we go hands-on:
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:30:41 PM
    More iPad 3 news:
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:31:10 PM
    New iWork apps:
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:31:29 PM
    And a new iPhoto for iPad:
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:32:38 PM
    Apple again emphasized that the company is dominating the post-PC space with iPads and iPhones:
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:33:57 PM
    Despite adding 4G, the new iPad is said to maintain the battery life of the previous model (10 hours, 9 w/ 4G active):
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:38:48 PM
    Some of those stories may look abbreviated now, but they'll be updated throughout the day.
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:39:01 PM
    You'll see all the latest news here
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:40:07 PM
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  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 7:40:58 PM
    Thanks again for joining us.
  • John Falcone 3/7/2012 8:10:29 PM
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