Chapter 3. Exploring the iPad Hardware

Now that you've purchased your iPad and have had a chance to sync it with iTunes, it's time to get a bit more familiar with the actual hardware. In this chapter, we'll talk about the various hardware controls on your iPad and how to use them. We'll discuss the care and maintenance requirements of your new device, and we'll explore the details of some of the more widely used Apple accessories for iPad. Grab that iPad, any Apple accessories you may have purchased, and perhaps a refreshing beverage, and let's take a quick tour of the hardware.

The Bits and Pieces of an iPad

In Chapter 1, you were briefly introduced to the names and locations of some of the switches and ports that decorate the outside of your iPad. ...

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