The original iPad was unveiled in 2010 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. It has 9.7-inch 1024×768 LED-backlit multi-touch display. The iPad was sold in three capacities: 16 GB for $499, 32 GB for $599, and 64 GB for $699. The iPad would go on to sell 300,000 units on the first day and 2 million units in under 60 days.
Apple claimed that the iPad would be better at many tasks than either smartphones or traditional laptops. iPad with its iBook applications, an eBook reader, was in direct competition with Amazon’s Kindle. Kindle was a dominant player in the nascent eBook market for several years.
On March 2nd, 2011, Apple announced the iPad 2. It had a better design than the original iPad and also introduced the magnetic Smart Cover as well as front and rear cameras.
The third generation iPad was announced on March 7th, 2012 but Apple didn’t put a number on it as the company simply called it with the new iPad. It featured the long waited Retina display. It was powered by the dual-core Apple A5X processor, and had a 2,048-by-1,536 pixel resolution with 264 pixels per inch, 1 gigabyte memory, 4G LTE connectivity, and was completed with 5 megapixels rear-facing camera.
On October 23rd, 2012, Apple announced the 4th generation iPad alongside with the iPad mini. The iPad 4 had the new Lightning port, and powered by Dual-core A6X processor with quad-core graphics. It also had dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and a high-definition 720p FaceTime camera.
Apple iPad Mini was the company’s effort to obtain significant market share in the 7 inch tablets market. It had a 7.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1,024×768 pixels and measured in at 7.87 by 5.3 inches. The iPad Mini also had 1.2-megapixel front camera, dual band Wi-Fi and a Nano-SIM card.
Apple iPad Air was introduced on 22nd October 2013 alongside with iPad mini with Retina display. The iPad Air was a thinner and lighter iPad as it weighed only 1 pound/450 grams. It was the lightest 10 inch tablet on the market and ran iOS 7.
On October 16th, 2014, Apple announced the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The iPad Air 2 had a new processor, Touch ID and a gold color option. The iPad mini 3 also received Touch ID and a gold color option as well.
On September 9th, 2015, Apple announced the iPad Pro alongside with the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 runs iOS 9 just like the iPad Pro. It is thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and has a faster processor, and better rear camera.
The iPad Pro is currently the biggest and the fastest iPad to date. It has 12.9 inch screen, with a resolution of 2048 x 2732 at 226 pixels per inch. It has 5K Retina display which helps the iPad Pro to get the best possible contrast ratio, uniform color, and brightness. Powered by a 64-bit A9X chip with a built-in M9 motion coprocessor, the iPad Pro is 1.8 times faster at CPU tasks and twice as fast at GPU tasks.
The iPad Pro comes with its accessories, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. In order to get the most out of your iPad, you will need to read the manual guide and tutorial on how to use it and its accessories. We will provide you with iPad tutorial and manual guide as today, iPad is no longer just technology, but simply parts of our lives.