updated 02:50 pm EST, Wed January 27, 2010
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Accompanying Apple's announcement of the iPad is news of five first-party accessories. The first is a case, which uses a folio-like design with a flap to protect the screen. Access remains open to all ports, and the cover can be folded back to prop up the device for easier typing.
Also available will be a keyboard dock, making it easier to type and/or to treat an iPad as a desktop system. Because of the position of the tablet's dock connector however, users can only orient a system vertically. A special button should enable a photo frame mode.
More mundane accessories will include a regular dock and a 10W USB power adapter with a six-foot cable. A camera connection kit should make it possible to import photos directly from a camera, or else insert an SD card. The keyboard dock will be available for $69, while the camera adapters ship in a bundle for $29. Release dates and pricing for the other accessories remains unknown.