About Apple tablets

apple thumbnailApple was founded in 1976, selling motherboards built by the company founders, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Apple has had its ups and downs, but today stands as the world’s most valuable company, according to the Forbes top 100 list.

In April 2010, Apple revolutionised the emerging tablet market with the iPad, which gave users the ability to take photos, play games, video call friends and much more. The iPad has been continuously improved upon ever since with new models and three new product lines – the iPad Mini, iPad Pro and iPad Air.

The iPad range

Model Launch date Storage Processor
iPad April 3, 2010 16, 32 or 64 GB 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8
iPad 2 March 11, 2011 16, 32 or 64 GB 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
iPad 3 March 16, 2012 16, 32 or 64 GB 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
iPad 4 November 2, 2012 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple Swift
iPad Air November 1, 2013 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone
iPad Air 2 October 22, 2014 16, 64 or 128 GB 1.5 GHz tri-core Apple Typhoon
iPad Mini November 2, 2012 16, 32 or 128 GB 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
iPad Mini 2 November 12, 2013 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone
iPad Mini 3 October 22, 2014 16, 64 or 128 GB 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone
iPad Mini 4 September 9, 2015 16, 64 or 128 GB 1.5 GHz dual-core Apple Typhoon
iPad Pro November 11, 2015 32 or 128GB 2.26 GHz dual-core Apple Twister

What’s next for Apple?

There is speculation that the next tablet to be announced by Apple will be the iPad Air 3. Macworld says it expected an announcement to this effect would be made in October 2015, but it is now suggested this announcement won’t come until early 2016, for a March release.

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