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Starting at $249


1st generation: April 3, 2010 (Wi-Fi) April 30, 2010 (Wi-Fi + 3G) May 28, 2010 (International)

2: March 11, 2011 (United States) March 25, 2011 (International)

3rd generation: March 16, 2012

4th generation & Mini 1st generation: November 2, 2012

Air: November 1, 2013

Mini 2: November 12, 2013

Air 2 & Mini 3: October 22, 2014

Mini 4: September 9, 2015

Operating System:


Screen Resolution:

1st generation & 2: 1024×768 px (132 PPI), 9.7 in (250 mm) diagonal, 4:3, LED-backlit IPS LCD

3rd & 4th generation, Air & Air 2: 2048×1536 px (264 PPI), 9.7 in (250 mm) diagonal, 4:3

Mini 1st generation: 1024×768 px (163 PPI), 7.9 in (200 mm) diagonal, 4:3

Mini 2, 3 & 4: 2048×1536 px (326 PPI), 7.9 in (200 mm) diagonal, 4:3


Space Gray, Silver, Gold


1st generation: 9.56 in (243 mm) (h) 7.47 in (190 mm) (w) 0.50 in (13 mm) (d)

2: 9.50 in (241 mm) (h) 7.31 in (186 mm) (w) 0.34 in (8.6 mm) (d)

3rd & 4th generation: 9.50 in (241 mm) (h) 7.31 in (186 mm) (w) 0.37 in (9.4 mm) (d)

Air: 9.4 in (240 mm) (h) 6.6 in (170 mm) (w) 0.29 in (7.4 mm) (d)

Air 2: 9.4 in (240 mm) (h) 6.6 in (170 mm) (w) 0.24 in (6.1 mm) (d)

Mini 1st generation: 7.87 in (200 mm) (h) 5.3 in (130 mm) (w) 0.28 in (7.1 mm) (d)

Mini 2 & 3: 7.87 in (200 mm) (h) 5.3 in (130 mm) (w) 0.29 in (7.4 mm) (d)

Mini 4: 8 in (200 mm) (h) 5.3 in (130 mm) (w) 0.24 in (6.1 mm) (d)



iPad is an iOS - based line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models are the iPad Air 2 , released on October 22, 2014, and the iPad Mini 4 , released on September 9, 2015. The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. The iPad includes built-in Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity on select models. As of January 2015, there have been over 250 million iPads sold.

An iPad can shoot video, take photos, play music, and perform Internet functions such as web-browsing and emailing. Other functions—games, reference, GPS navigation, social networking, etc.—can be enabled by downloading and installing apps. As of October 2013, the App Store has more than 475,000 native apps by Apple and third parties.

There have been five versions of the iPad. The first generation established design precedents, such as the 9.7-inch screen size and button placement, that have persisted through all models. The iPad 2 added a dual core Apple A5 processor and VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video calling. 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 fourth generation added the Apple A6X processor and replaces the 30-pin connector with an all-digital Lightning connector. The iPad Air added the Apple A7 processor and reduced the form factor for the first time since the iPad 2. iOS 6 added Siri to the third and fourth generations and the iPad Mini.

There have been two versions of the iPad Mini. The first generation features a reduced screen size of 7.9 inches and features similar internal specifications as the iPad 2. It also uses the Lightning connector. The second generation features the Retina Display and the Apple A7 processor, matching the internals specifications of the iPad Air.  



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