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The iPad revolutionized the tablet market 10 years ago [Vido]

enero 28, 2020

Today is the tenth anniversary of the iPad. 10 years have passed since Steve Jobs presented this device at the Yerba Buena Center for the Art.

Apple iPadSteve Jobs & first iPad

In addition to being a fundamentally important device for Apple, the iPad was also one of the last great products introduced by Steve Jobs before its demise in 2011.

During the presentation, Jobs said there was room for a new category of devices between smartphones and laptops, but only if those devices were a real plus in the performance of certain activities. In presenting the first model, the CEO of Apple at the time explained that this tablet was created precisely to achieve this goal: It?s a magical and revolutionary device for surfing the web, reading and sending emails, viewing photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. . And even : The iPad is our most advanced technology at an incredible price. The iPad creates and defines a whole new category of devices that will connect users to their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever.

The first iPad had a 9.7 inch screen with IPS technology, an Apple A4 monocur processor, up to 64 GB of storage space, 256 MB of RAM and a 10 hour battery, in addition to Bluetooth 2.1, a connector 30-pin dock and headphone jack. However, he did not have a camera. Weighing only 680 grams and a thickness of 1.34 centimeters, Apple presented this tablet as thinner and lighter than any laptop on the market at the time.

Prices started at $ 499 (16 GB) in the United States for the Wi-Fi model and $ 629 for the 3G model. In France, prices started from 499 for the Wi-Fi model and from 599 for the 3G model.

The first model was released in the United States on April 3. The next day, Apple announced that it had sold 30,000 units. In March 2011, when the iPad 2 was released, Steve Jobs announced that Apple had sold nearly 15 million copies in the first nine months of availability.

Over the past decade, Apple has also introduced new iterations each year:

  • March 2011 – iPad 2: 33% thinner, up to 15% lighter, Apple A5 bicur processor, front and rear cameras and new white option
  • March 2012 – iPad 3rd generation: Retina display, 4G LTE, Apple A5X processor and 1080p video recording
  • October 2012 – iPad 4th generation: Lightning connector and Apple A6X processor
  • October 2012 – iPad mini: 7.9 inch screen
  • October 2013 – iPad Air: Apple A7 64-bit processor, 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth generation iPad and thinner edges
  • October 2014 – iPad Air 2: Touch ID, Retina display and Apple A8X processor
  • September 2015 – iPad Pro: 12.9-inch Retina display, support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, Apple A9X processor and four speakers
  • March 2017 – 5th generation iPad: lowest starting price ($ 329 in the United States), with 9.7-inch Retina display and Apple A9 processor
  • June 2017 – iPad Pro 2nd generation: ProMotion update rate up to 120 Hz, Apple A10X Fusion chip and thinner edges
  • March 2018 – 6th generation iPad: starting price of $ 329 with Apple Pencil support and Apple A10 processor
  • October 2018 – 3rd generation iPad Pro: significant aesthetic overhaul with thinner edges, Face ID, USB-C connector, Apple A12X Bionic processor, up to 1 TB of storage space and support for second generation Apple Pencil
  • September 2019 – 7th generation iPad: 10.2-inch Retina display and standard-size smart keyboard support

For 2020, rumors suggest that Apple will update its Pro lineup in March. Among the new features, in addition to the A13 Bionic processors, there may be a triple lens rear camera with 3D detection for increased reality.