Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini today. Look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.
iPad. Released April 2010. The original iPad was designed by Apple primarily as a platform for audio-visual media. Its size and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers and it runs on iOS, the same operating system used on Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone.
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