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iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., which run the iOS mobile operating system.wikipedia
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Apple Inc.

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iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., which run the iOS mobile operating system.
The company's hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker.

IOS

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iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., which run the iOS mobile operating system.
It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

List of iOS devices

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There have been eight versions of the iPad. There have been four versions of the iPad Mini, all of which have a screen size of 7.9 in. The first generation has similar internal specifications to the iPad 2 but uses the Lightning connector instead.
The devices include the iPhone multimedia smartphone, the iPod Touch handheld PC which, in design, is similar to the iPhone, but has no cellular radio or other cell phone hardware, and the iPad tablet computer.

IPad (1st generation)

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The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models are the iPad (2018), released on March 27, 2018 and the 11 in and 12.9 in 3rd generation iPad Pro released on November 7, 2018.
The first-generation iPad is a tablet computer designed and marketed by Apple Inc. as the first in the iPad line.

App Store (iOS)

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, the App Store has more than one million apps for the iPad by Apple and third parties.
Apps can be downloaded on the iPhone smartphone, the iPod Touch handheld computer, or the iPad tablet computer, and some can be transferred to the Apple Watch smartwatch or 4th-generation or newer Apple TVs as extensions of iPhone apps.

IPad Air

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The iPad Air added the Apple A7 processor and the Apple M7 motion coprocessor, and reduced the thickness for the first time since the iPad 2.
The iPad Air is the first-generation iPad Air tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced on October 22, 2013, and was released on November 1, 2013.

IPad Air 2

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The iPad Air 2 added the Apple A8X processor, the Apple M8 motion coprocessor, an 8-megapixel camera, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor; and further reduced the thickness.
The iPad Air 2 is the second-generation iPad Air tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced on October 16, 2014 alongside the iPad Mini 3, both of which were released on October 22, 2014.

IPad Mini

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There have been four versions of the iPad Mini, all of which have a screen size of 7.9 in. The first generation has similar internal specifications to the iPad 2 but uses the Lightning connector instead.
The iPad Mini family (branded and marketed as iPad mini) is a line of mini tablet computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It is a sub-series of the iPad line of tablets, with a reduced screen size of 7.9 inches, in contrast to the standard 9.7 inches.

IPad (2018)

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The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models are the iPad (2018), released on March 27, 2018 and the 11 in and 12.9 in 3rd generation iPad Pro released on November 7, 2018.

Lightning (connector)

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There have been four versions of the iPad Mini, all of which have a screen size of 7.9 in. The first generation has similar internal specifications to the iPad 2 but uses the Lightning connector instead. The fourth generation added the Apple A6X processor and replaced the 30-pin connector with an all-digital Lightning connector.
Lightning is a proprietary computer bus and power connector created by Apple Inc. Introduced on September 12, 2012, to replace its predecessor, the 30-pin dock connector, the Lightning connector is used to connect Apple mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods to host computers, external monitors, cameras, USB battery chargers, and other peripherals.

Retina display

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The third generation added a Retina Display, the new Apple A5X processor with a quad-core graphics processor, a 5-megapixel camera, HD 1080p video recording, voice dictation, and 4G (LTE).
These better quality displays have been gradually released over a number of years, and the term is now used for nearly all of Apple products containing a screen, including Apple Watch, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac.

Apple Store

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Initially, the iPad was only available to order at the Apple Store, but has since become available for purchase through retailers including Amazon, Walmart, and network operators.
Apple Store is a chain of retail stores owned and operated by Apple Inc. The stores sell Mac personal computers, iPhone smartphones, iPad tablet computers, iPod portable media players, Apple Watch smartwatches, Apple TV digital media players, software, and select third-party accessories.

Jony Ive

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Jonathan Ive in 1991 had created an industrial design for a stylus-based tablet, the Macintosh Folio, as his first project for Apple; by 2004 his studio at the company was participating in the development of a large tablet prototype, which he later described as "very crude, involving projectors".
Following ten years of service, he was promoted to senior vice president of design, overseeing the design of the iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and parts of Apple's user interface, iOS.

Steve Jobs

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs said in a 1983 speech that the company's strategy was simple: "What we want to do is we want to put an incredibly great computer in a book that you can carry around with you and learn how to use in 20 minutes ... and we really want to do it with a radio link in it so you don't have to hook up to anything and you're in communication with all of these larger databases and other computers."
He worked closely with designer Jony Ive to develop a line of products that had larger cultural ramifications, beginning in 1997 with the "Think different" advertising campaign and leading to the iMac, iTunes, iTunes Store, Apple Store, iPod, iPhone, App Store, and the iPad.

Touch ID

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The iPad Air 2 added the Apple A8X processor, the Apple M8 motion coprocessor, an 8-megapixel camera, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor; and further reduced the thickness.
It has been part of all iPhones since 2013's iPhone 5S up until 2017's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus; it has been on all iPads since the iPad Air 2.

IPad (3rd generation)

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The third generation added a Retina Display, the new Apple A5X processor with a quad-core graphics processor, a 5-megapixel camera, HD 1080p video recording, voice dictation, and 4G (LTE).
The third-generation iPad (marketed as The new iPad, colloquially referred to as the iPad 3) is a tablet computer, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. The third device in the iPad line of tablets, it added a Retina Display, the new Apple A5X chip with a quad-core graphics processor, a 5-megapixel camera, HD 1080p video recording, voice dictation, and support for LTE networks in North America.

IPad Mini (1st generation)

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There have been four versions of the iPad Mini, all of which have a screen size of 7.9 in. The first generation has similar internal specifications to the iPad 2 but uses the Lightning connector instead.
The first-generation iPad Mini (stylized and marketed as iPad mini) is a mini tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced on October 23, 2012, as the fourth major product in the iPad line and the first of the iPad Mini line, which features a reduced screen size of 7.9 in, in contrast to the standard 9.7 in. It features similar internal specifications to the iPad 2, including its display resolution.

IPad (4th generation)

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The fourth generation added the Apple A6X processor and replaced the 30-pin connector with an all-digital Lightning connector.
It was announced at a media conference on October 23, 2012 as the fourth generation of the iPad line, and was first released on November 2, 2012, in 35 countries, and then through December in ten other countries including China, India and Brazil.

IOS 9

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iOS 9 also added multiple forms of multitasking to the iPad.

Nexus 7 (2012)

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With a screen measuring 7.9 inches, it is aimed at the emerging sector of smaller tablets such as the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7.
During the interview for Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Schmidt stated that the software company would have strong competition against Apple, the designer of the iPad line of tablets.

Multi-touch

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The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard.
Apple has retailed and distributed numerous products using multi-touch technology, most prominently including its iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet.

IOS 8

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It introduced Continuity, a cross-platform (Mac, iPhone, and iPad) system that enables communication between devices in different product categories, such as the ability to answer calls and reply to SMS on the Mac and iPad.

IOS 11

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Certain new features appeared only on iPad, including an always-accessible application dock, cross-app drag-and-drop, and a new user interface to show multiple apps at once.

Amazon Fire tablet

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With a screen measuring 7.9 inches, it is aimed at the emerging sector of smaller tablets such as the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7.
, the Kindle Fire was the second best selling tablet after Apple's iPad, with about 7 million units sold according to estimates by Forrester Research and Amazon's tablets were the fourth best selling.

IPod

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In a program similar to the battery-replacement program for the iPod and the original iPhone, Apple will replace an iPad that does not hold an electrical charge with a refurbished iPad for a fee of US$99 plus $6.95 shipping.
Before the release of iOS 5, the iPod branding was used for the media player included with the iPhone and iPad, a combination of the Music and Videos apps on the iPod Touch.