iPad Overview Updated December 11, 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. However, come this fall iPad will gain its own operating system, iPadOS.

iPad is currently available in five Retina display screen sizes: 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, 11-inch, and 12.9-inch. The 12.9″ and 11″ 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 customers 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.

Current Lineup:

iPad Stories December 11

Apple now carrying MacBook-like Brydge Keyboard for 10.2- and 10.5-inch iPad

Brydge has been making great iPad keyboards for years now and we’ve noted how they offer a MacBook-like experience for iPad in our reviews, something even Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folios don’t match. Now Brydge Keyboards have landed at Apple.com and some Apple Stores.

iPad Stories December 10

Scosche launches modular iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch charging system as Apple Store exclusive

Scosche teased its BaseLynx modular charging system for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more back in January. Now the product has officially launched as an Apple Store exclusive.

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Apple is suing former A-series chip lead Gerard Williams, accusing him of breaking his employment contract and ‘exploiting’ Apple technology.

Williams, in turn, says that Apple’s non-compete clause is unenforceable under California law and that the iPhone maker illegally monitored his text messages…

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iPad Stories December 2

All of Apple’s latest tablets will be included in this year’s best Cyber Monday iPad deals, with notable price drops mainly coming on the 2019 10.2-inch iPad. WalmartBest Buy, Amazon, and Target will all be offering sale prices during Thanksgiving week with deals on Apple’s iPad Pro, mini, and more. All of the best iPad Black Friday deals can be found just below.

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iPad Stories November 26

The holiday shopping season is officially here. We’re just a few days away from Black Friday, but the deals are already rolling in over at 9to5Toys. Each year, the iPad is one of the most popular gifts, but Apple’s lineup includes several different models, with different features and different prices.

Read on for a full comparison of the iPad lineup, and details on which model you should buy this holiday season — whether it’s for yourself or someone else.

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iPad Stories November 25

It’s Black Friday month, which means some of the best iPhone, MacBook, iPad, and Apple Watch deals of the year — so it’s time to upgrade all those old devices. But if you’re buying a new iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device for yourself or a loved one this holiday season, what are you to do with all your old gear? Why not get some cash for those devices? This month’s deals below…

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