iPad Overview Updated October 18, 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.

2,562 iPad stories

February 2010 - October 2016

iPad Stories October 18

AAPL: 117.47

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iPad Stories October 3

AAPL: 112.52

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A KGI report in August said that Apple was planning to launch three new iPads in 2017, and suggested that the 9.7-inch model would grow in size slightly to 10.5-inches. A Macotakara piece today also suggests three new iPad Pro models are coming up in the spring of next year, with some details overlapping the KGI report and others differing.

Makotakara supports the idea of a slightly larger standard-sized iPad Pro, though it suggests the diagonal screen size will be 10.1 rather than 10.5 inches. The larger screen size will be achieved by making the external dimensions 1cm longer and 0.5cm wide, it says …

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iPad Stories September 28

AAPL: 113.95

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Osmo is a game system for iPad that uses the tablet’s camera to interact with real-world objects like puzzle pieces or drawings (buy the starter kit for $69). There are several Osmo apps, spanning drawing, literacy, physics puzzles and more. Each one offers a mini ‘augmented reality’ experience where the iPad apps bring the real-world accessories to life.

The basic Osmo system contains a dock/stand for the iPad to sit on and a reflective mirror that attaches to the FaceTime camera. This adjusts the optics so that the camera is essentially recording the table area in front of the iPad, so that the Osmo apps can ‘see’ the objects placed there. Read on for a walkthrough of how well this all works …

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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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