iPad Overview Updated September 9, 2016


Introduced in 2010, the iPad was Apple’s “next big thing” following the success of the iPhone. Apple’s iPad runs iOS, the same mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, with features and optimizations only available on the tablet computer.

iPad is currently available in three Retina display screen sizes: 7.9″, 9.7″, and 12.9″.

The current lineup includes the 7.9″ iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 4, the 9.7″ iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro, and the 12.9″ iPad Pro.

2,559 iPad stories

February 2010 - September 2016

iPad Stories September 9

AAPL: 103.13

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iPad Stories September 7

AAPL: 108.36

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Although the focus of today is on the iPhone 7 and the new Apple Watch, the company has refreshed its iPad lineup slightly. It is updating storage SKUs across all iPads to mirror the iPhone 7: with 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB tiers. This means all iPads have an effective price cut with further savings for the 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro.

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iPad Stories August 30

AAPL: 106.00

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If you’re a parent who’s ever wished you could just give your kids a sedative to calm them down, apparently you can – handing them an iPad has exactly the same effect.

A French medical study reported at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Hong Kong found that using iPads to reduce anxiety levels in children prior to surgery was every bit as effective as the sedative midazolam. Midazolam is normally administered prior to a general anaesthetic … 

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iPad Stories August 15

AAPL: 109.48

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A KGI report this morning made for intriguing reading. Two aspects of the report were unsurprising: a new version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro next year, and a ‘radical’ new form factor in 2018, using OLED screen technology in a flexible display.

By next year, the largest model in the current iPad lineup will definitely be due a refresh, and with Apple expected to adopt OLED for the 2018 iPhone, possibly with some form of flexible display, you’d naturally expect the company to use the same tech in that year’s iPads.

But a third element sounded rather more surprising: a new 10.5-inch iPad next year, sitting alongside a new 9.7-inch model. As Benjamin noted this morning, that’s a size difference of just 0.8 inches between the two models, which on the face of it sounds rather odd. So what might be the explanation for this … ?

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Apple is going to shake up the iPad lineup in a big way in 2017, according to securities analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo. Next year, Apple will reportedly release three new iPads, a 12.9 inch iPad Pro 2, a low cost 9.7 inch iPad and — most interestingly — a new iPad Pro with a 10.5 inch display, a new screen size for Apple’s tablet range. With a diagonal increase of just 0.8 inches over the 9.7 inch iPad, its unclear at this stage what will justify the introduction of another SKU.

Perhaps, the device will stay the same physical shape but feature an edge-to-edge screen, enabling Apple to increase the screen size slightly. An edge-to-edge iPad display would mirror the rumored revolutionary glass redesign currently expected for iPhone 8, which would also debut next year. Further into the future, Kuo also reports that the iPad will follow the iPhone in adopting OLED technology screens starting in 2018 …

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iPad Stories August 3

AAPL: 105.79

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