iPad Overview Updated July 18, 2019

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Introduced in 2010, the iPad was Apple’s “next big thing” following the success of the iPhone. Software wise, it runs iOS, the same mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, with features and optimizations only available on the tablet computer. It’s currently available in four Retina display screen sizes: 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch. The 12.9″ and 10.5″ Pro models were last updated in 2018. The 10.5″ Air was updated in March of 2019. The mini was last updated in 2019 as well.

The tablet is at the heart of Apple’s education strategy. For enterprise customer who deploy it in mass, they use mobile device management products like Jamf and Apple Configurator to manage them.

It’s pitched as an “everything machine” in that it can be used for work, play, and everything in between. Official accessories include the Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, and Apple-branded cases. The iPad Pro models support the Apple Pencil 2, and the non Pro models support the Apple Pencil 1.

If you are considering an iPad, but aren’t sure which model you should pick, we’ve got a handy comparison to help you decide. Are you looking to buy one? Check out the latest deals at 9to5Toys.

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iPad Stories July 18

ElevationLab has released a unique solution for families looking to charge multiple iPhones, iPads, and other devices at once. FamilyCharger offers power for Lightning, USB-C, and microUSB devices in one hearty nine-foot cable with 65W of power. Read on for all the details…

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iPad Stories July 17

Spotify iOS app for iPad now features support for Split View and Slide Over

Even though Apple released its iPad multitasking features years ago, many third-party apps have been slow to adopt them. But better late than never. The latest version of Spotify for iOS now brings iPad support for Split View and Slide Over.

iPad Stories July 10

Apple has today filed for five new iPad model identifiers with the Eurasian Economic Commission.

These devices are registered as running iPadOS 13, which means Apple is intending to release the products in the fall alongside the final versions of iPadOS software.

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iPad Stories July 9

The rumors around the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro continue to flow in. A report today via Economic Daily News suggests that the new laptop will enter mass production in the fourth quarter.

The previously-rumored 10.2-inch iPad is also apparently on the way with mass production starting later this month, set to replace the 2018 iPad.

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iPad Stories July 5

The start of the year heralded a frenzy of foldables, although an actual product is yet to hit consumer shelves after reviewers found that the Samsung Galaxy Fold phone suffered from display durability issues and the company indefinitely delayed the launch.

A report from IHS Markit, via Economic Daily News, says that Apple is developing a foldable of its own; not a phone but a foldable iPad.

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iPad Stories July 2

How to find the serial number on your iPad

Do you need to find the serial number of your iPad? Follow along for several ways to quickly locate it.

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