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GarageBand: The iPad's killer demo

March 10, 2011: 11:33 AM ET

Every great Apple product needs an app that shows off its unique features

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The 1984 Macintosh had MacPaint. The 2007 iPhone had visual voicemail and Google Maps. The iPhone 4 had FaceTime.

Steve Jobs offered two tent-pole demos last week when he introduced the iPad 2. iMovie was cool, but GarageBand for the iPad is Apple's (AAPL) new must-have app.

According to a press release issued Thursday, the $4.99 program will be available for download before the end of the day. Meanwhile, the company has posted a slick guided tour here.

UPDATE: GarageBand for iPad and iMovie for iPad are now available for download.

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