Originally posted on Gigaom:
If you have an iPad already, you probably use it for checking e-mail or browsing the Web, Twitter or Facebook, using apps, reading an e-book or even putting together presentations. But on Wednesday, Apple(s aapl) took great care to show you how you can be doing even more with this new category of mobile device — especially things you might have done previously on a PC.
In its third iteration of the iPad, Apple upgraded the hardware mostly in ways imperceptible to the naked eye, with the very notable exception of the bright and crisp new Retina screen. But beyond talk of tightly packed pixels, 4G speeds and quad-core graphics, what defined this presentation was the emphasis on the software for the iPad, and how that software enables the iPad to be “the poster child for the post-PC world,” as CEO Tim Cook put it several times.
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