He’s a Silicon Valley legend. The high-tech glitterati gave Apple boss Steve Jobs a standing ovation as he unveiled the new iPad 2.
Jobs is being treated for pancreatic cancer and although he looked thin he appeared energetic.
The super-fast roll out of the new iPad is a sign of the fierce competition in the tablet market.
“We’ve been working on this product for a while,” said Jobs, “and I just didn’t want to miss today. So, thank you for having me.”
Initial reviews of the new iPad were positive. But this launch was just as much about Jobs.
Despite the slick products the market still sees him as the company’s main asset.
iPad 2 has the trademark apple slickness, simplicity belying the innovation behind the device. Investors will be hoping both the iPad, and Jobs, will be around for a long time to come.