History of the tablet computer

Published On: Sep 07 2012 10:43:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2014 01:49:38 PM CDT

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini today. Look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

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iPad Air 2. Released in October 2014, the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 both come with TouchID fingerprint sensors and are just 6.1 millimeters thick -- 18 percent smaller than the previous iPad Air.

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