In only two years, iPad has become one of the world’s most successful pieces of technology. Here’s a brief rundown of how it got there:
January 2010 – Steve Jobs announces iPad. It has a 9.7” screen, runs on Apple’s iOS operating system, comes with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage, and can be used with a SIM to access online services from anywhere!
November 2010 – iOS 4.2 arrives. It’s the first version of the operating system to make iPad as fully- featured as the iPhone.
March 2011 – iPad 2 is launched. The device now includes front and back cameras (for using the built-in FaceTime), has an A5 processor that’s twice as fast as the previous generation, and is 33% thinner and 15% lighter.
October 2011 – iOS 5 is launched. There’s an even greater business focus to it, and it now includes the Notification Centre – none of us have missed an appointment since…
March 2012 – Apple announce the new iPad. It has a faster dual-core A5X processor and quad-core graphics, as well as a Retina display. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536, it is marketed as being so crisp that you can’t see the pixels.
October 2012 – iPad mini is launched, with a lower price point and a 7.87 inch display. Apple also give the iPad with Retina display a refresh, including an A6X chip and faster connectivity.
January 2013 – A 128GB iPad option is announced. It looks the same, it feels the same, but it comes with twice the memory of any model before it. Find out more about the 128GB iPad release here.
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