history of iPad

History of iPad 2: Thinner, lighter, faster, and more smartly covered

On March 2, 2011, Steve Jobs returned to the keynote stage after a long period of medical leave. It was the second-to-last keynote he'd ever conduct, and he received a long, loud standing ovation. He and Apple had been working on something for a long time, and he didn't want to miss it. The original iPad was supposed to have been magical, but no one, not even Apple, had known exactly how it would weave its spell. A year later and they had a much, much better idea. Where previously they'd known they'd had something, now they were beginning to understand just exactly what they had. It was thinner. It was lighter. It was faster. It was more smartly covered. And it could hold an entire band in its garage. It was the iPad 2.

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History of iPad (original): Apple makes the tablet magical and revolutionary

On January 27, 2010 the late Steve Jobs took the stage at an Apple special event to give what was one of the most important Keynotes of his life - a life filled with important keynotes - and, once again, in the history of consumer electronics. The Mac had been introduced decades before, the iPhone only a few years, yet on that stage, at that event, Jobs would make the case that there was room for a new category of device in between them. It had to be better than both at surfing the web, handling email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, and reading ebooks. It had to be the iPad.

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