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March 2, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Photos: Apple iPad 2 launch

SAN FRANCISCO — Here is a batch of photos from Apple’s iPad 2 launch event today. After the presentation by Steve Jobs and other Apple employees, the crowd moved to a room for hands-on time with the new device.

Jobs was right — the device feels noticeably lighter than the first iPad — but the biggest changes are inside, in the new processor and software upgrades.

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The new version of iOS lets third-party applications use media-streaming capabilies on a home network. There was no word about extending the streaming over wireless networks:

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Here’s a close-up of the setting that lets you change what the slider switch does on the iPad 2,- allowing it to be used as a mute switch, instead of just a screen rotation lock:

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