A brief history of the iPad

A brief history of the 2010 March 12 Pre orders for iPad begin April 3 WiFi version of iPad for sale in US April 8 450,000 iPads sold 3.5 million iPad Apps downloaded 600,000 iBooks downloaded iPad April 30 WiFi+3G version on sale (AT&T) May 3 sales reach 1 million The iPad was introduced to the U.S. market in April 2010. In just over four months, the iPad reached $1 billion in sales-the fastest ever for a consumer device. May 31 sales reach The iPad 2 continues the tradition by posting strong sales after its introduction in March 2011. Read on to learn about the improvements in the next generation iPad 2. 2 million July 21 sales reach Why buy an iPad? 3.3 million September 1 28% sales reach Brand 56% 7.5 million Entertainment September 17 iPad sales slashing laptop sales 50% reported by US Retailer Best Buy October 28 iPad 3G service available (Verizon) 40% Convenience November 13 Analysts predict iPad sales will top 6 million units in Q4 42% illien Cool factor 2011 January 18 sales reach 14.8 million March 2 iPad 2 announced March 11 iPad 2 for sale in US Who is using the iPad? 20+h 32% 10-20 hours 28% 0-2 hou 18% 17% 17% 11% 2-5 hours 16% 5-10 hours 24% 5% <20 21-29 30-34 35-44 45-54 55+ Male users outnumber The average user spends 5 to 20+ hours a week using the iPad The majority of iPad users are between the ages of 35 to 54. female users 2:1 iPad 2 vs. iPad 189.7 mm The iPad 2 is similar to the original iPad. The display size is the same, however the iPad 2 is 33% slimmer and 15% lighter. Also new in iPad 2: More powerful A5 processor 241.2 mm 2428 mm Memory doubled-512 MB New gyroscope for improved gaming Improved operating system iOS 4.3 Front facing camera enables video chat SmartCover display cover Two color choices-white and black FaceTime video chat Weight (WIFI/WIFI+3G): 601 g/615 g Storage: 27 16GB / 32GB / 64GB Display Powerful new apps for iOS 4.3 9.7-inch LED-backlit Resolution: 1024x768 132 ppi Improved gaming experience Battery: 10-hour battery life Camera: Slim & lightweight body HD (720p) / 30 fps 80% faster browsing experience Sources: pad-2-back-to-back-whats-new plus all-the-newold-specs-compared htm

A brief history of the iPad

shared by kcatoto on Dec 28
Ok, so we all know that iPad kicked some serious tablet ass when it launched a year ago, but did you know that it reached an outrageous $1 billion in sales revenue in only 4 months, making it the fast...


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