Jan 27, 2020

Today In Apple's History: Steve Jobs Unveiled First iPad 10 Years Ago

Today is the tenth anniversary of then Apple CEO Steve Jobs' release of the original iPad at the Yerba Buena Art Center in San Francisco. This is the last major product release before his passing in 2011.


The original iPad had a 9.7-inch display, a core Apple A4 processor, up to 64GB of storage, 256 MB of RAM, as well as 10-hour battery life, Bluetooth 2.1, a 30-pin connector, and a headphone jack. In the United States, models with Wi-Fi sell for just $499, while models with Wi-Fi and 3G cellular connectivity cost $629.

Apple officially launched the iPad on April 3, 2010. A day later, the company announced that it had sold 300,000 iPads.

Ere the iPad, there were some tablet-like devices, but it was not widely adopted until Apple released the iPad in 2010, for example, the Microsoft Tablet PC and the Nokia Internet Tablet.

Over the last decade, Apple has made the iPad thinner, more powerful, and introduced several other editions, including the iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Air models. In 2015, the company first decided to offer iPad accessories such as the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.

There are rumors that Apple will refresh the iPad Pro in March. A major addition of the new iPad Pro is expected to be a triple-lens camera system with augmented reality capabilities.

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