Video of iPad keynote speech and reasons behind name

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Yesterday Apple finally unveiled the latest version of the iPad to the world, and although the device looks pretty impressive, most of the new features had already been speculated about leading up to the event. As usual with Apple product launches there was no live stream of the event and fans of the company had to make do with various live blogs around the world reporting the news as it broke. Today we can tell you that the video of the new iPad 2012 keynote speech is now live in its entirety, and the reasons behind the devices name.

Apple has put up yesterday’s event on its website for fans to watch back if they desire, and it has a running time of around 85 minutes. You will see all the demos for the new iPad along with the revealing of the latest version of the Apple TV. We also had the news of the immediate availability of the latest operating system iOS 5.1, which also brought with it Siri in Japanese and will hopefully fix the battery life issues with the iPhone 4S.

In the months leading up to the event all the rumors suggested the device will go under the name iPad 3, and just before rumors of iPad HD emerged. At yesterday’s event both Tim Cook and Phil Schiller introduced the new device, but as you will see in the video didn’t mention any specific name for it.

Throughout the unveiling the device is referred to as the “new iPad”, and as Redmond Pie are reporting the reason behind this according to Sciller is that Apple didn’t “want to be predictable”, when asked about the naming of the device.

This has led some to suggest Apple and Tim Cook has made a mistake and could confuse some consumers, but in reality whatever name it went under probably wouldn’t hurt sales of the device. If you want to watch Apple’s event click here.

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