Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Feast! The iPad was announced five years ago – iculture

steve jobs ipad Today is five years since the iPad was announced. January 27, 2010 was Steve Jobs on stage in San Francisco to unveil the tablet. What really was the most remarkable is that Apple already had begun development of the iPad, before they went to the iPhone to work. Still got the iPhone the ultimate priority and it is especially the iPhone that we now associate with the mobile revolution that Apple has brought about. But actually, the iPad was just as revolutionary

iPad:. The announcement

Was it a big iPod touch? A MacBook without keyboard? No, the iPad was a device that precisely between SAT. Better suited to e-mail, the Internet and gaming. And much better than the netbooks that were available at that time. Just look at the video below, where Steve Jobs makes the announcement:

Internally, the first iPad was known by its codename K48. But that turned out many years later only when the iPad deployment was a lawsuit over leaked information

iPad:. Technical leaps forward

iPad-is-here Technically iPad made quite a leap forward, even though the operation and appearance largely unchanged over the years. Compare the specifications of the first generation iPad with the current generation, the iPad Air 2:

Property iPad 2010 iPad 2015
Screen Size 9.7-inch 9.7-inch
Processor 1 GHz Apple A4 (1 core) 1.5 GHz 64-bit Apple A8X (3 cores)
RAM 256 MB 2 GB
Screen 1024 × 768 pixels 2048 × 1536 pixels
Pixel Density 132 ppi 264 ppi
Storage 16, 32 or 64 GB 16, 64 or 128 GB
Camera No 1.2MB and 8 MP
Weight (Wi-Fi model) 680 g 437 g
Dimensions 243 × 190 × 13.4 mm 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
Battery 10 hours 10 hours
Standby -time 1 month 1 month
Connector 30-pin Lightning

Even though the iPad was announced on January 27, 2010, he only started on 12 March 2010 in pre-order and was extradited on April 3. And that only applied to the Wi-Fi version, because the 3G version we had to wait almost a month longer. For those first iPad you had to stand in line at the Apple Store. Only much later, the tablet also came to the shelves at Dixons, Media Markt and several other stores.

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On the first day there were 300,000 iPads sold quite small compared with the millions that we are used to today. but it worked out well: beginning may have had Apple sold 1 million iPads. That number was achieved much faster than the iPhone, which took about twice as long to reach the milestone of 1 million. Followed shortly afterwards all the next milestone: 3 million in 80 days. And in late Steve Jobs could report all pleased that Apple had sold more iPads than Macs in the quarter July-August to September 2010.

The first generation iPad is still widely used. In total more than 15 million units have been sold, more than there was then sold to tablets from other brands. And today? Sales of iPads seems to have gotten a bite. The market is saturated, tackle the larger market share on iPhones and iPads go gigantic long time, so you rarely need to buy a new one. But even though the competition has not been idle and there is ample choice of tablets from Samsung, Microsoft and other brands, the iPad is still the most popular tablet


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