Do you remember the first iPad? The tablet that changed everything meets ten years

The iPad plays a decade between us. The concept of tablet i wandered in the field of technology, even before that, a priori, one imagines. is Alan Kay conceived in 1968, although this never came to become reality, the Dynabook (a kind of personal computer aimed at education elements with rudimentary but recognizable), and Bill Gates introduced in 2001, the Tablet PC, hybrid device that met different variants made by third parties and that it fell into oblivion when not finishing flourish.

however, with the iPad, exhibited for the first time on January 27, 2010, Apple marked a before and after to look towards a device profile then for you to discover. For years, the use of the tablet figure with naturalness between our daily habits, and in the background because we couldn’t be without one. is do you Remember how it was that model that popularized the concept?

“iPad is our most advanced technology in a device magical and revolutionary at an unbelievable price”, highlighted by the iconic Steve Jobs in the act developed in San Francisco. “The iPad creates and defines a new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun than has been seen before,” added the CEO and founder of the company, who died in 2011.

“everybody uses a laptop or a phone. Is there room for a third device?”, asked in his speech Jobs, a phrase from the current perspective implies journey for the change that was going to be installed.

The original model was characterised by a LED screen of 9.7 inch, a minimum weight of 680 grams (highlighted that less than any laptop or netbook), the processor A4, a battery that could last up to ten hours, and, yes, then it didn’t add camera.

The iPad original, described by Apple in a press release as “a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending emails, enjoy photos, watch videos, listen to music, play games, read e-books and much more”, came out in two versions: one with WiFi and another with WiFi and 3G.

With options of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, started from a price of $ 499 (479 euro). The basic model came to the u.s. market on April 3 (only the first day sold 300,000 units) and at the end of that month it began to market the WiFi + 3G (with prices of 629, 729 and 829 dollars depending on configuration). IPad appeared in Spain on the 28th of may.

By comparison, the iPad basic launched in 2019 has a retina display of 10.2 inches, storage of 32 GB or 128 GB, processor A10 Fusion, an 8-megapixel camera and weighs, depending on the model 483 or 493 g. The cheapest is the iPad only with WiFi 32 GB (379 euros) and WiFi + LTE 128 GB, the more expensive (619 euros).

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Do you remember the first iPad? The tablet that changed everything meets ten years
Source: english  
January 27, 2020

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