What year did Apple release the first-generation iPad in the U.S.?
Can you believe that it’s been more than six years since the original iPad first appeared in stores? Certainly, a lot has changed since then. At the time, some people wondered if there was really demand for what looked like an oversized iPhone. Subsequent iPads have since become a core part of Apple’s business, with the 2013 debut of the iPad Air aiding in an iPad sales peak of 26 million units in the final quarter of that year. Source: Statista
The first-generation iPad is a tablet computer designed and marketed by Apple Inc. as the first in the iPad line. The device features an Apple A4 processor, a 9.7″ touchscreen display, and, on certain variants, the capability of accessing cellular networks. Using the iOS operating system, the iPad can play music, send and receive email and browse the web. Other functions, which include the ability to play games and access references, GPS navigation software and social network services can be enabled by downloading apps.