How has the iPad evolved from the 'big iPhone' in 10 years? Looking back at 10 years since the birth of iPad at a stretch like this

Apple's tablet PC, the

iPad, was first announced at a new product launch on January 27, 2010, and celebrated its tenth anniversary on January 27, 2020. Rafael Zeier , a technology journalist, summarizes the history of surprises and evolution that successive iPads have given people.

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The iPad was first introduced to the world on January 27, 2010.

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In fact, before the official name of the iPad was announced, it was whispered that Apple's new tablet PC would be called iSlate.

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The iPad was developed as a `` fundamental new computer under $ 500 (about 45,000 yen at that time) '' requested by Steve Jobs when returning to Apple, but as of 2010 announcement already iPhone 3GS It is sold, and there are also voices such as 'iPad is just a big iPhone' 'Who needs an iPad?'

In fact, Zeier also stated, 'I was surprised that Apple's tablet (iPad) was very simple.' But he was immediately fascinated by the iPad. After actually touching the test terminal and checking the iPad, Zeier purchased his own iPad after returning the test machine.

Mr. Zeier, who got the iPad, initially complained that the iPad can only be activated from a PC with an iTunes account and commented, 'I could not believe it as an Android user.' Also, the first iPad could not open multiple apps at the same time and did not support Flash , but Zeier used the iPad to read countless newspapers and books on the commuter train I recall that.

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When the iPad was launched, Zeier pointed out that the media industry had a 'gold rush-like feel'. Rupert Murdoch , a global media king, said that the iPad was expected to replace the newspapers and bring a revolution and digitization to reading, such as launching a news app for the iPad called 'The Daily'.

In addition, Zeier said that the mood of the gold rush was not only in the related industry but also in Apple itself, and the sale of the iPad itself was also for the first few years, such as releasing the successor iPad 2 immediately in 2011. It was very good.

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Mr. Zeier did not dare to touch the iPad 2, he said that he replaced it after the third generation iPad came out.

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However, unexpectedly, less than a year after the appearance of the third-generation iPad, the fourth-generation iPad appeared, and Zeier stated that it was very frustrating. At the same time as the fourth-generation iPad, the small iPad mini series was announced, further buzzing the iPad boom.

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On the other hand, Murdoch's The Daily made efforts to reduce costs, such as reducing headcount and restricting the display format, but it was announced that it was finally ended . Unfortunately, Zeier points out that the idea that the iPad is a gold mine in the media industry has failed.

Zeier also acknowledges that Microsoft has flirt with the Surface Pro 3 announced in 2014. Surface Pro 3 with keyboard, pen, high-performance OS seems to be exactly the device Zeier was seeking, even at the venue of Apple's new product launch, Zeier seems to have used Surface Pro 3 is.

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In the meantime, Apple had announced the thin and light iPad Air series, but sales weren't much, Zeier noted.

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However, iPad Pro finally announced in 2015 is a large tablet terminal equipped with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, and it was said that it was very high performance and highly reliable.

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So Mr. Zeier became an iPad user again, and finally got a tablet terminal of the optimal size for work with the 9.7 inch iPad Pro that appeared in 2016.

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Also, what Zeier describes as 'the last piece' is 'iPadOS,' an OS dedicated to iPad. Zeier says that the advent of iPadOS has made it possible to connect the iPad to external storage and use it, as well as to use a mouse.

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In recent years, iPad sales have been recovering, and cheap iPads have appeared as they were when the iPad was first announced.

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In the past, iPads played a major role as devices for reading newspapers and books, but now low-end iPads can edit movies, photos, and create websites. 'The iPad is no longer the future of big iPhones and newspapers. In the last decade, the iPad has become a full-fledged computer,' Zeier said.

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