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(1) See also iPod (Apple's music player).

(2) A very popular tablet computer from Apple, introduced in April 2010. The iPad interface is similar to the iPod touch and iPhone, but its larger screens enable them to replace a laptop for many purposes. All models come with Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G cellular access is optional. Designed for Web browsing, e-mail, e-book reading and entertainment, flash-based storage holds from 32GB to 256GB of apps and data, depending on model.

iPad Air
The 5th-generation iPad was renamed "iPad Air," to reflect its one-pound weight (see table below). No longer available, subsequent 9.7" iPads also became lightweight (see iPad Air).

iPad Pro
Apple introduced the 12.9" iPad Pro in late 2015 along with an optional keyboard and stylus. The Pro debuted with iOS 9, which supports a split screen for viewing two apps. In March 2016, a 9.7" Pro was added. See iPad Pro.

Hundreds of Thousands of iPhone Apps
Although apps written for the iPad take advantage of the larger screen, the iPad runs most iPhone apps intact and can scale them to twice their original size. See iPad mini, iPad 2, New iPad, iPad with Retina Display, tablet computer and iPed.

Another Apple Best Seller
Prior to the iPad, tablet computers had come and gone, but the iPad upset the "Apple cart" once again just like the iPhone did. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)

iBooks on the iBookshelf
Although users read e-books on the iPad, its LCD screen does not have the weeks-long battery life of the Kindle and other dedicated e-book readers (see E Ink). (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)

iPad ModelsGen. (Year) Resolution  Pounds12.9" iPad Pro
 1 (2015)    2732x2048    1.57
 2 (2017)    2732x2048    1.49

 10.5" iPad Pro
 1 (2017)    2224x1668    1.03

 9.7" iPad Pro
 1 (2016)    2048x1536     .96

 9.7" iPad
 1 (2010)    1024x768     1.50
 2 (2011)    1024x768     1.33
 3 (2012)    2048x1536    1.44 "New iPad"
 4 (2012)    2048x1536    1.44
 5 (2017)    2048x1536    1.03

 9.7" iPad Air
 1 (2013)    2048x1536    1.00
 2 (2014)    2048x1536     .96

 7.9" mini
 1 (2012)    1024x768      .69
 2 (2013)    2048x1536     .73
 3 (2014)    2048x1536     .73
 4 (2015)    2048x1536     .65
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