Today is an important day on the calendar for Apple, the January 27, 2010 Steve Jobs took the stage and presented the iPad, a device called to revolutionize the industry. And also the one who gives his name to this web page.
The original iPad was unveiled at an event at Yerba Buena Arts Center from San Francisco and was one of the latest devices introduced by Steve Jobs, since he would die the following year from a serious illness.
“IPad is our most advanced technology in a revolutionary magical device at an incredible price. IPad creates and defines a whole new category of devices that will connect users to their apps and content in a way that’s much more intimate, intuitive and fun than ever.
Original iPad Specifications
The original iPad was the Apple’s first device to include a self-designed and manufactured chip: the A4. This processor was included months later in the iPhone 4, the smartphone that laid the foundation for the incredible popularity of Apple’s phone.
As for the iPad itself, here are the specs for this device:
- Aluminum design in one color.
- 9.7 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
- A4 processor, with 1 Gz core.
- 256 MB of RAM.
- 16, 32 and 64 GB versions.
- 30 pin connector.
- Without any camera.
- Wi-Fi y Wi-Fi + 3G version.
- The price starts at $ 499.
- Access the App Store with over 16,000 apps.
- iOS 3, upgradable to iOS 4 in September.
Our colleagues from MacRumors They created an iPad timeline with the highlights of the iPad lineup for each year. This certainly shows us the evolution of the iPad over these 11 years:
- March 2011: iPad 2. With slimmer and lighter design, A5 dual-core chip, front and rear cameras and a new white color option.
- March 2012: 3rd generation iPad. With Retina display, 4G LTE support and 1080p video recording.
- October 2012: 4th generation iPad. The only change is the Lightning connector.
- October 2012: iPad mini. With a smaller 7.9 inch screen and the same specs as its big brother.
- October 2013: iPad Air. It comes with 64-bit A7 chip, slimmer and lighter design, and narrower bezels.
- October 2014: iPad Air 2. It comes with Touch ID and a fully laminated Retina display.
- September 2015: iPad Pro. Featuring a large 12.9-inch Retina display, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support, A9X chip and four speakers.
- March 2017: 5th generation iPad. An entry-level device with a starting price of $ 329 and the same 9.7-inch screen size as the original iPad.
- June 2017: 2nd generation iPad Pro. ProMotion technology arrives at the screen with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
- October 2018: the third generation iPad Pro. A major overhaul with thinner bezels, Face ID and a USB-C connector.
- September 2019: the 7th generation iPad. It went from a 9.7-inch display to a 10.2-inch display and supported the smart keyboard and Apple Pencil.
- March 2020: 4th generation iPad Pro. The main novelty is the LiDAR scanner and the dual rear camera.
- September 2020: 4th generation iPad Air. A redesign to look like the iPad Pro.
Here is a link to the official press release from Apple after the presentation of the iPad, and if you want to browse more, from here you can access the Apple website cover today.