Back in 2010, Steve Jobs took the tablet-like device out of the envelope during the Apple event. So, this was the official launch of the iPad and the iPad has come a long way since then. Even more, this was Apple’s way of diversifying their device category. Apple indeed intended to create a fine medium between smartphone (iPhone) and laptops (MacBook).
At the same time, the skeptics were having a great time. That’s to say because they were lining out the possible yet colossal failure of this device. In addition, some were naming it the big iPod with touch feature. However, Apple was pretty adamant and they have proved everyone wrong. Still, the first iPad was the prototype of new technology.
In contrast, the advancement was pretty significant and we all know how the iPad has become the ultimate tablet. So, modern iPads are a fine combination of performance, top-notch quality, and functionality. Ranging from size to operating system, connectors to display, iPad experienced an evolution. Consequently, we are sharing the decade of iPad evolution!
So, this was the first iPad by Apple. The first-generation iPad has a plethora of memories in adherence. This iPad had a big glass slab for browsing the internet, reading books, playing games, and streaming videos. Accordingly, the user interface is identical to the modern iPad and had a three-axis accelerometer. Consequently, the accelerometer led to the detection of moving and activity. Even more, there was a FaceTime app on iPad for video calling colleagues, friends, and family. A decade of iPad Evolution.
Nevertheless, Apple always held to the annual launch because the second-generation rolled out in 2011, exactly after one year. In brief, this iPad has a better performance scale with thin and lightweight construction. Even more, the duration of the camera led to the high-end video recording for people to capture the memories.
Above all, there was a dual-core A5 processor for faster processing and performance. The curation of the graphics processor promises a vibrant and crisp picture quality. Also, there was an optical smart cover with this second-generation iPad for higher protection.
As a result of the completion of one year, Apple rolled out the third-generation iPad in 2012. The third-generation iPad has a retina display (the ultimate debut). Consequently, the display has a high-end and crisp resolution. However, the processor is similar to that of the second-generation of iPads. In contrast, the construction was heavy in weight with thick construction. Lastly, the third-generation iPad has a 5-megapixel camera with 4G connectivity.
Apple wanted to take care of their users who needed a smaller tablet, and to begin with, they launched the first-generation iPad Mini. Above all, the first-generation iPad Mini rolled out in 2012 with a compact and lightweight design. Consequently, the first-generation iPad Mini had the 4G connection support in this 7.9-inches display. Also, there is a dual-facing camera, so you can click rear-camera photos and selfies.
So, the fourth-generation iPad saw the day of light in 2012. This iPad has the better processor (yes, the A6 processor) for high-speed performance. Conversely, this iPad has 4G connectivity support so that you have always connected. On top of everything, this iPad has 128GB storage to keep the files and media.
This iPad was the first one in the market with an “air” design. So, this iPad has a thin and lightweight configuration. Even more, there is an A7 processor for faster performance and processing. Lastly, there are dual microphones with the noise-canceling feature. Consequently, you will have better audio standards while recording videos.
After all, these years and a decade later, Apple came up with the iPad Pro fourth-generation in 2020. This is the high-tech and savvy iPad with an ultrawide camera and a 3D scanner. Above all, this iPad will seamlessly replace the laptops for you, accrediting to the eight-core A12Z bionic chip. In addition, there is a standard 12MP camera with a LiDAR sensor. Even more, it can use the magic keyboard as well with a similar trackpad and backlit keys.
It’s pretty evident that iPads have undergone drastic changes but some factors are still constant. Firstly, the home button is the same. This is primarily because iPads want to allow multitasking. For instance, the users can engage with Siri and activate the multiple windows for better performance. Indeed, the iPhones don’t have the home button anymore but the iPad is still the same nostalgic device. However, the only modifications involve touch ID and removal of movement.
Secondly, the iPad still has a touch-first operating system for nostalgic users. Nevertheless, the iPad has the iPadOS 13 with which mouse support is intuitive. Also, the touch is amazing and interaction is high-end. Even more, it has the same support for the external keyboard because the dock always comes with the package. So, you can always rent a mac or opt for an iPad, it’s the same! A decade of iPad Evolution.