iPad is the name of a device in the format of a tablet developed by Apple company Inc. The announcement about his release was given on 27 January 2010 in san Francisco, during a conference for the press at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Steve Jobs is reported to be the iPad a revolutionary unit.
The iPad device is situated between a smartphone and a laptop computer to possess a screen of 9.7 inches and weigh approximately 700 grams.
The iPad uses iOS, the same operating device of the iPhone. Account also with a screen that performs different functions with different ringtones, is what is known as multitouch.
The iPad works as a platform for audiovisual due to its many features:
- Access to the internet.
- Read web content.
- Music player.
- Platform viodeojogos.
- Reader digital books, etc.
The iPad has become to consumers all over the world a tool that is greatly desired, including for its practicality, diversity of accessories and applications. There are companies that create their own versions of this device.
In Brazil, the iPad had its first generation launched on 30 November 2010. A year later, in the month of march, it was presented the second version. This had some differences in relation to the first unit, type – lighter, faster, thinner, with front camera (used for video conferencing) and a rear, in addition to the option of colors could be white or black.
In march of 2012 comes to Apple and announces a new iPad that he brought as a novelty internet 4G technology LTE, and high definition screen.
The iPad Air is a model more sophisticated and powerful, much more sturdy and lighter than the iPad 4. The physical stature of the iPad Air is between the iPad 4 and the Mini, because its dimensions are intermediate to these.
The year of 2010 and 2015 have already been released six generations – 1, 2, 3, and 4 including the iPad Air and iPad Air 2. Entered the market also models that are more compact, as is the case for Mini iPad 1. The changes are of great significance and range from design to technical improvements.
iPad and education
In Andorra, a country of Europe, the government decided to compel public school students to purchase a tablet for use in the school environment. The goal is to prevent the weight of the books that harms the health. As not all families have the financial conditions to bear the costs of an iPad, the government has requested them to use with installment payments.
The government chose the Apple device because it is the most optimized for teaching pedagogical, because the brand has features that prevent the student from downloading applications that do not have relation with learning in school. The teachers were then trained by the developer of the iPad.
Where did the “i” in iPad
Steve Jobs, with his eternal creative spirit, wanted a catchy name for the future product family Mac. His whole team began thinking about what could be innovative until Segall suggested the iMac, or is, the inclusion of the vowel “i” to indicate “the internet”. And in this way arose the “i” in the new Apple products.
The company Jobs, realized that this simple name represented other concepts, such as:
And since then, has developed products named with “i”:
- Ipad, etc.
These are one of the reasons the iPad has been a great success around the world!