The iPad is a brand of iOS and iPadOS-based tablet computers that are developed by Apple Inc. The iPad was envisioned before the related iPhone although the iPhone was produced and released first. Rumors about the creation, operating system, and release of the original iPad began in 2002 prior to its presentation on January 27, 2010. The iPad range comprises of the original iPad series and the flagship models iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.
The iPhone's iOS operating system (OS) was initially used for the iPad but in September 2019, its OS was switched to a fork of iOS dubbed iPadOS that has greater support for the device's hardware and its user experience is optimized for the tablets' larger screens. The iPad's App Store is subject to application and content review. Several older devices are susceptible to jailbreaking, which circumvents these restrictions. The initial iPad was well-received for its software and was hailed as one of the most-influential inventions of 2010. As of the third quarter of 2021, iPad had a market share of 34.6%; beyond personal usage, the iPad is used in the business, education, healthcare, and technology sectors. There are two varieties of iPad; one has only Wi-Fi and one has support for cellular networks. Attachments include the Apple Pencil, Smart Case, Smart Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio, Magic Keyboard, and many adapters.
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