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

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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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