Apple finally took the wraps off its fabled tablet today, confirmed to be called the iPad as rumored. The device is intended to bridge the gap between the iPhone or iPod touch and a full-fledged laptop, but as “magical & revolutionary” as Steve Jobs thinks it may be, we can’t help but wonder what the company could have unveiled today that would have been more impressive.
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Ahead of the suspected tablet announcement this morning comes news from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that Apple has been granted 13 new patents for various products, including one squarely aimed at the center of today's attention.