Apple iPad Species

Apple iPad Species

IPad lineup 2010-2017

Over the years of development in the world of technology, there have been a large number of changes and revolutionary innovations, let’s take a look at this article together “walked” Apple is ahead with everyone with its famous lightweight iPad.

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The original iPad, rearranged in January 2010, brought a large number of significant innovations for both Apple devices in particular and the mobile gadget market in general. The iPad was the first iOS device with an IPS display and the first to receive an Apple A4 chip, making it the most productive Apple device based on its mobile operating system.

However, the original iPad has become a more experimental device. Despite the rather warm welcome from users and critics, the first iPad had several key shortcomings and short support for new versions of iOS even by the standards of devices on the Apple A4 processor.

A distinctive feature of the original iPad was its thick aluminum case with straight edges, while future generations of Apple tablets received a rounded back cover. The volume buttons had a rocker shape and, unlike the iPhone, were located on the right side of the case. The silent mode / orientation lock switch on all iPad models (except the latest generation) was made in a circular form and changed its position in the longitudinal plane, and also had a color designation in the form of a green dot in the on position.

The front panel of the iPad has a classic shape with uniform frames around the perimeter of the display. The first iPad did not have a camera, and therefore FaceTime chat, which appeared in iOS 4, was not available for this tablet.

The iPad display got a diagonal of 9.7 ”and an aspect ratio of 4: 3, which at a resolution of 1024 x 768, corresponded to a pixel density of 132 dpi. The device was charged and connected to a computer using a 30-pin connector. The claimed autonomy was 10 hours of work in WI-Fi networks.

The Apple A4 processor had one core operating at a frequency of 1.0 GHz. Graphics involved the PowerVR SGX535 chip. The amount of RAM was half that of the iPhone 4, and amounted to 256 MB. Such technical limitations made it impossible for the device to work properly on the sixth version of iOS, and therefore support for this update was not implemented.

The original iPad came in versions with a 16, 32 or 64 GB drive with or without a wireless module. Models with a 3G module had a characteristic plastic plug on the top of the case and a SIM card tray located on the left side.

The first iPad was only available with a black display bezel and a silver case.


Picking code


IOS version

MB292 (iPad, 16 GB)

MB293 (iPad, 32 GB)

MB294 (iPad, 64 GB)

MC349 (iPad, 16 GB 3G)

MC496 (iPad, 32 GB 3G)

MC497 (iPad, 64 GB 3G)

Apple A4 1.0 GHZ

IPad 2 (2011)

In March 2011, Apple introduced the second generation iPad, which became one of the most common tablets on the market (this model has been sold for four years and supports all available iOS updates to date).

IPad 2 has a thinner case with rounded edges and the presence of two cameras. Front and back with a resolution of 0.3 and 0.7 MP, respectively. In addition to the light sensor and accelerometer available on the first-generation iPad, the device was equipped with a gyroscope.

The hardware component of the tablet has received significant improvement. Together with the iPad 2, the dual-core Apple A5 processor with a frequency of 1.0 GHz debuted, and the amount of RAM was increased to 512 MB. The graphics involved the PowerVR SGX543MP2 chip.

In addition, the iPad 2 was available in two colors. Black and white, with the difference in color solutions consisted only in the color of the frame on the front panel (the case was still silver). IPad 2 was available in 16, 32 and 64 GB versions with versions with or without a 3G module.

In 2012, in the place with the release of the iPad 3, the second revision of the iPad 2 appeared on the market with a more capacious battery and an Apple A5 processor, made using a more efficient 32 nm process technology.