iPad Overview Updated May 22, 2018

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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 four Retina display screen sizes: 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch.

Current Lineup:

Discontinued Models:

  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad (4th Generation)
  • iPad (3rd Generation)
  • iPad (2nd Generation)
  • iPad
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini

 

iPad Stories May 22

Popular note-taking and annotation app Notability has been updated this week with a handful of new features. The update brings the app to version 8.0 and includes handwriting recognition and conversion, a new Multi-Note feature, and much more.

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iPad Stories May 21

Apple’s 1m USB-C to Lightning Cable, which allows faster charging for compatible iPhones and iPads, has been reduced in price. When the cable debuted, the original price was $25 for the 1m version, and $35 for the 2m version.

It appears that last month, Apple quietly dropped the price of the 1m USB-C to Lighting Cable by $6, going from $25 to $19. This change comes amid rumors that new iPhones will drop the USB-A-equipped Lightning to USB Cables in favor of USB-C cables that are able to facilitate faster charging. expand full story

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iPad Stories May 18

If you’re not familiar with the idea behind our new Change My View opinion format, please check out our guide. The tl;dr version is that we invite you to take an active interest in opposing views, and to discuss in a respectful way.

Last time you succeeded in changing my view that MacBook Pro keyboard issues were overblown, and this time I’m going to tackle an issue where I suspect you’ll have even more to say.

My argument is it’s time for Apple to migrate iPhones and iPads from Lightning ports to USB-C ones …

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iPad Stories May 16

The Logitech Crayon, a lower-cost stylus using Apple Pencil technology, is now available for purchase by schools for $49.95 …

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Apple launched a new version of the $329 iPad in March, with a faster processor and Apple Pencil stylus support. The $329 iPad has helped prop up iPad sales significantly since it was introduced last year. Apple has said that the 9.7-inch tablet is its most popular iPad.

Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is looking to compete in this price range with some new Surface tablets that hit $400 price points. The products are expected to debut later this year.

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iPad Stories May 14

Unlike the desktop version of Safari, the iOS version lacks the handy inspector that allows you to access web pages resources like background images. Save Images is a free iOS Safari extension that lets you quickly identify and save images from a web page. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough to see it in action. expand full story

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