19 Facts About Apple iPad


The original Apple iPad was well-received for its software and was recognized as one of the most-influential inventions of 2010.

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In 1993, Apple iPad worked on the Newton MessagePad, a tablet-like personal digital assistant .

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Apple iPad prototyped a PowerBook Duo–based tablet computer but decided not to release it to avoid hurting MessagePad sales.

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In May 2004, Apple filed a design trademark patent in Europe for a handheld computer, hypothetically referencing the iPad, beginning a new round of speculation that led to a 2003 report of Apple-affiliated manufacturer Quanta leaking Apple's orders for wireless displays.

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In September 2009, Taiwan Economic News, citing "industry sources", reported the tablet computer Apple iPad was working on would be announced in February 2010, although the announcement was made in that year's January.

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Apple slimmed the iPad by eliminating the display's stamped-sheet-metal frame, using thinner glass for the screen overlay, and eliminating some space between the display and battery.

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The Apple iPad A12 included an embedded Neural Engine, and is capable of processing 5 trillion operations per second.

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Apple iPad re-integrated Touch ID and replaced Face ID due to the Face ID's inaccurate recognition to mask-wearing users in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apple iPad replaced the Touch ID fingerprint recognition biometric authentication with its facial counterpart, Face ID.

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The 3G-based Apple iPad is compatible with any GSM carrier, unlike the iPhone which is usually sold locked' to specific carriers.

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The fifth generation of Apple iPad used a nano-SIM circuit slot, white its predecessors used micro-SIM.

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Apple offers many iPad accessories, ranging from keyboards, styluses, cases, to adapters; a 10 W power adapter is bundled with the device.

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The Apple iPad is compatible with nearly every iPhone application through iOS, and developers can optimize these applications to take full advantage of the Apple iPad's software.

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Critics argue Apple iPad's centralized app approval process and control of the platform itself could stifle software innovation.

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The Apple iPad, released in April 2010, was first jailbroken in May 2010 with the Spirit jailbreak for iOS version 3.

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Apple's App Store, which provides iPhone and iPad applications, imposes censorship of content, which has become an issue for book publishers and magazines seeking to use the platform.

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Analysts have noted that while Apple's previous iPod and iPhone launches took some time till taking off, the iPad was commercially popular from the beginning and faced little market competition during its first year.

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Original Apple iPad was selected by Time magazine as one of the 50 Best Inventions of the Year 2010, while Popular Science chose it as the top gadget behind the overall "Best of What's New 2010" winner Groasis Waterboxx.

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The Apple iPad has been called a revolutionary tool to help children with autism learn how to communicate and socialize more easily.

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