Ushering In a New Era

The iPad: Ushering In a New Era

Quittner, left, and Pine flanked by iPad (left) and conventional layouts for this week's issue.

TIME has a long history with Steve Jobs. We first put him on the cover in 1982 for a story about what we called "America's risk takers" — and he has been taking risks ever since. Over the years, Jobs has given us behind-the-scenes access to Apple's product development, as when we did a feature about the launch of the iPhone three years ago. This time, in anticipation of the iPad's launch, we sent out the English writer, actor and technology geek Stephen Fry to spend some time with Jobs and his team. Fry is an unabashed fan of...

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