The Apple iPad is a line of touchscreen tablet computers designed and produced by Apple Inc since 2010. Functioning on Apple’s iOS operating system, the iPad satisfies the technology gap between the markets of a typical laptop and a smartphone. Because of its larger display compared to the iPhone, the Apple iPad is often used for productivity, graphics, video-editing and e-reading.
Apple's first iPad was introduced in 2010 and ever since then, it has revolutionized the tablet market. Encased by a large touch screen, the Apple iPad is used the same way a smartphone is used with the bonuses of productivity, graphics, and video editing. Running Apple’s iOS system, Apple iPads can be used to replace laptop computers since they are small and pack a punch in power and speed. Apple iPads come in various sizes; such as, the iPad Mini is the smallest iPad with a 7.9” screen or the iPad Pro which is the biggest iPad coming in with a 12.9” screen.
The main differences between Apple iPads include their size, selling price point, functioning, power as well as functionality. The various Apple iPad models also have different ports and accessories. The Apple iPads also have different processors, cellular connectivity, and features that can cater to different users.
An iPad can typically last around 4 years or much longer if good care is given to the iPad. The life of an iPad can be prolonged by updating the software regularly to maintain its performance and removing unused apps. The iPad should also have an exterior case to protect it from scratches or falls.
Apple began taking pre-orders for the first generation of the iPad on March 12, 2010. The first generation of the iPad officially went on sale to the public on April 3, 2010, and was only sold through the Apple store. 300,000 units of the iPad were sold on its first day available.