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The big reveal: Apple's iPad mini product launch

A worker cleans a what may soon be known as the big iPad tablet.

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Apple Inc. announced Tuesday it is revealing a smaller version of its hit iPad, with a screen that's about two-thirds the size of the full-size model. The device weighs 0.68 pounds and is as thin as a pencil, said marketing chief Phil Schiller.

The company also refreshed its full-sized iPad, as well as its MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Mini lines.

Globe Technology editor Shane Dingman sent updates from the California Theatre in sunny San Jose, where as of 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apple's latest hyped-up press event is unfolding. The globe's dominant consumer technology firm is expected to show off its latest mobile device (and maybe some other goodies) just in time for another all-out assault on your holiday gift-giving budget.

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With a file from the Associated Press

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