Editor's note: Apple on Tuesday unveiled the "iPad Mini" - a smaller version of its iPad - at a press conference in San Jose, California. Follow our live tweets from the @CNNtech team, and read the full story here. Here's information from the press conference as it came in:
[Updated at 1:53 p.m. ET] From our CNN tech reporters Doug Gross and Heather Kelly: The device is 7.2mm thick, or the thickness of a pencil. Its screen dimensions are the same as the larger iPad, so all apps will work the same on the new, smaller tablet.
"It's not just a shrunken-down iPad," Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller told the audience at a media event here.
Prices range from $329 to $659, depending on storage capacity. Customers can begin pre-ordering the device Friday.
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[Updated at 1:53 p.m. ET] Apple has just unveiled the smaller iPad, as expected:
[Updated at 1:41 p.m. ET] Apple CEO Tim Cook is now discussing the iPad in general.
[Updated at 1:33 p.m. ET] Still another new product before we get to the expected new iPad: a new, thinner iMac:
[Updated at 1:24 p.m. ET] [Posted at 12:59 p.m. ET] A new 13-inch MacBook:
[Posted at 12:59 p.m. ET] Apple CEO Tim Cook is on stage in San Jose, California. For the latest updates, follow our live tweets from the @CNNtech team. We'll tell you more as it happens.
Here's what CNN.com's tech team says we should expect from the announcement.
Unleash the sheep! Although, I am curious as to how many sheepel have fled the flock once their beloved shepherd bought the big farm.
If they stuck around, it must be because of a purple haze.
I'm no expert, but I'm guessing that most days you will use the mini pad, and other days you will need the regular maxi pad.