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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 iPadOS, the big sister of the mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, with features and optimizations only available on the tablet computer.

iPad is currently available in five Retina display screen sizes: 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.59-inch, 11-inch, and 12.9-inch. The 12.9″ and 11″ Pro models were last updated in early 2020. The 10.9″ Air was updated in September of 2020. The mini was last updated in 2019 as well. The 9.7″ iPad was last updated in September of 2020.

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, Apple-branded cases, Apple Pencil 2, Apple Pencil 1, and the Magic Keyboard.

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iPad Stories October 21

Early iPad Air reviews have now landed, and they are so consistent they come close to being word-for-word in their conclusions. You can also watch some view reviews below.

Ahead of the reviews, I voiced my view that ‘the 4th-gen iPad Air is probably the model most people should be buying’ – and the reviews universally agree …

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iPad Stories October 16

If you’ve been waiting impatiently to buy the new iPad Air, preorders for the 4th-gen device are now open, alongside those for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. You can place your order today, and receive your iPad a week later, on October 23. Apple first announced the new model a month ago.

The 4th-gen iPad Air is probably the model most people should be buying …

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iPad Stories October 15

A month after it was announced, you can now preorder the new iPad Air 4 …. at Walmart. The retailer has just opened up its order page for the new $599 iPad, with deliveries starting on Friday, 23rd October. Shop for the best iPad Air deals on 9to5Toys.

The new iPad Air brings the full-screen thin-bezel design of the 2018 Pro down to a much lower price point, featuring the latest A14 chip for speedy performance and Touch ID sensor integrated into the top button.

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More evidence has emerged of the 4th-gen iPad Air release date being Friday October 23, thanks to a listing on Best Buy’s Canadian website (spotted by MacRumors). The same date is shown on the John Lewis site in the UK.

This aligns with the date previously suggested by Jon Prosser. The suggested date would also make sense …

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iPad Stories October 12

Apple first announced the A14 Bionic chip as it unveiled the iPad Air in September. Now just ahead of the company revealing its iPhone 12 lineup that will also feature the chip, Apple’s VP of platform architecture Tim Millet shared more insight on designing the chip and the impressive performance they’re seeing, how Apple is thinking about chip design for the future ranging from iPhone to Mac, and more.

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The fall smartphone launch cycle is here (read: iPhone 12, new iPads, and MacBooks!), so perhaps you’re thinking about upgrading your suite of personal devices. Whatever it is you’re planning to buy — a new iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device — it’s not an uncommon problem to not know what to do with the old devices you have laying around. Why not get some cash for them? This month’s deals below…

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