Chapter 1

Unveiling the iPad

In This Chapter

arrow Looking at the big picture

arrow Touring the outside of the iPad

arrow Checking out the iPad’s apps


Congratulations! You’ve selected one of the most incredible handheld devices we’ve ever seen. Of course, the iPad is a combination of a killer audio and video iPod, an e-book reader, a powerful Internet communications device, a superb handheld gaming device, a still and video camera, and a platform for over 1.6 million apps at the time this was written — and probably a lot more by the time you read this.

remember Apple has produced 11 iPad models so far: The original iPad (2010), the iPad 2 (2011), the iPad third generation (Spring 2012), the iPad fourth generation (Fall 2012), the iPad mini (Fall 2012), the iPad Air and the iPad mini 2 (Fall 2013), the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 (Fall 2014), and the iPad Pro and iPad mini 4 (Fall 2015). To avoid confusion, we refer to the four original full-sized iPads — the ones that don’t have Air, mini, or Pro as their ...

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