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General Information about the iPad
The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc., primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, apps and web content. Its size and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. The iPad runs on iOS, the same operating system used on Apple 's iPod Touch and iPhone, and can run its own applications as well as iPhone applications. Without modification, the iPad will only run programs approved by Apple and distributed via the Apple App Store (with the exception of programs that run inside the iPad 's web browser).
Like iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad is controlled by a multitouch display—a departure
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The iPad was launched in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom on May 28.[5][47] Online pre-orders in those countries began on May 10.[4] Apple released the iPad in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore on July 23, 2010.[48][49][50] Israel briefly prohibited importation of the iPad because of concerns that its Wi-Fi might interfere with other devices.[51] On September 17, 2010, the iPad was officially launched in China.[52]
300,000 iPads were sold on their first day of availability.[53] By May 3, 2010, Apple had sold a million iPads,[54] this was in half the time it took Apple to sell the same number of original iPhones.[55] During the October 18, 2010, Financial Conference Call, Steve Jobs announced that Apple had sold more iPads than Macs for the Fiscal Quarter.[56] In total, Apple sold more than 15 million first generation iPads prior to the launch of the iPad 2.[25]
Second generation
Main article: iPad 2
Apple 's CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad 2, the second generation of the device, at a March 2, 2011, press conference, despite being on medical leave at the time.[57][58] About 33% thinner than its predecessor and 15% lighter, the iPad 2 has a better processor, a dual core Apple A5 that Apple says is twice as fast as its predecessor for CPU operations and up to nine times as fast for

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