Jobs, on medical leave, appears at iPad event

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File photo: Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple special event at the company's headquarters on October 20, 2010 in Cupertino, California.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who has been on indefinite medical leave, is making an appearance as he unveiled a new iPad in San Francisco.

Jobs walked on stage to standing ovation. Jobs looked frail, wearing his signature black mock turtleneck, blue jeans and wire-rimmed glasses.

Apple is unveiling the second generation of its iPad at Wednesday's event. Jobs told the audience, "We've been working on this product for a while and I just didn't want to miss today."

The new device has two cameras for taking photos and video chatting. It has a faster processor. It's also thinner.

It's available March 11 in the U.S., then March 25 in at least 26 other countries, including Mexico, New Zealand and ones in Europe.

© 2011 The Associated Press.

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