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The iPad is a small tablet computer made by Apple Inc. Apple first showed it on 27 January 2010. It is more useful than a smartphone and less useful than a laptop computer in the way it works. It works almost the same as an iPhone or the iPod touch but it has a larger screen. It uses a changed version of the same operating system (iOS) that the iPhone and iPod Touch use. It comes with applications that have been changed from their iPhone versions to better use the larger screen, with more functions like applications on Mac OS X. There is four generations of the iPad and a iPad mini (which is smaller than a regular iPad).
The iPad (1st generation) has a 9.7-inch (25 cm) LED backlit multi-touch display with a pixel resolution of 1024x768, 16 to 64 gigabytes (GB) of flash memory, a 1-gigahertz (GHz) Apple A4 processor, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 30-pin dock connector to sync with iTunes and connect wired accessories.
The iPad comes in two models: one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G (which can connect to HSDPA cellular networks), and Assisted GPS. Both models can be bought with three different memory sizes for each. Verizon now offers the iPad 3 in a 4g LTE model along with AT&T.
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- ↑ Eaton, Kit (January 27, 2010). "The iPad's Biggest Innovation: Its $500 Price". Fast Company. http://www.fastcompany.com/article/apples-tablet-introduced?page=0%2C0. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
- ↑ Topolsky, Joshua (January 29, 2010). "Apple iPad: The definitive guide (so far)". Engadget. http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/29/apple-ipad-the-definitive-guide-so-far/. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Apple (January 27, 2010). "Apple Launches iPad". Press release. http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/01/27ipad.html. Retrieved January 27, 2010.