iPad is a product of Apple company. Apple company make other technology products also like iPhone, Mac book, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Apple glasses etc. Apple company CEO Steve Jobs announced the first iPad on March 12, 2010. The work on the iPad was started before the release of the iPhone. iPhone first version was released in 2007.
Apple initially released some tablets before launching the iPad. The Newton MessagePad was released in 1993. After the newton tablet, Apple stopped making tablets. But later in 2010 iPad was released.
Apple release many versions of the iPad including iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini. iPads come with different screen sizes like 7.9 inches, 9.7 inches, 10.2 inches, 10.5 inches, 10.9 inches, 11 inches, and 12.9 inches.
The storage space in iPad comes in various sizes i.e., 16 GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB.
Apple sold more than 500 million iPads till now and it is the most sold tablet by any tech company since now.
Some features of the new iPad 9th generation are: –
- The screen size is 10.2 inch
- Weight is 487 grams
- Resolution is 1620 x 2060 pixels
- 265 PPI density
- The operating system is iPadOS 15
- The processor is Apple A13 Bionic
- Hexa-core CPU
- 4-Core graphics Apple GPU
- 3GB RAM
- Storage is 64GB and 256GB
- The front camera is 8MP and the back camera is 12MP
- Wi-Fi, GPS, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB
- Fingerprint, gyro, barometer, accelerometer, and compass
- Siri natural commands
- 8557 mAh battery with 10h multimedia usage
- Comes in two colors i.e., space grey and silver
- No card slot
The price of today’s iPad ranges from $329 to $999
Some pros and cons of iPad are discussed below:-
Advantages of iPad
Good battery timing:
Since the launch of the first-generation iPad, the battery performance of the device is very good. The first generation of iPad comes with about 12000 mAh battery. In latest iPad ,the battery performance is good as well. If you compare the battery of the iPad with mac book then the iPad battery lasts longer. You can play videos, play high-end games and still the battery will be used for about 10 hours.
Doing daily tasks:
You can do all the daily tasks on your laptop on your iPad. For example, you can install productive apps like calendar, to-do list app, timer app, bookmark manager app, money manager app and spent your day in an organized way. Also, you can perform image editing, video editing, sending/receiving emails, doing video conferencing, sharing your thoughts on social media etc.
As there are fewer models of iPad so app developers can develop apps easily. If you compare this with android then there are a wider range of devices and developing apps for those devices is very difficult. The hardware of Apple products is of the same company so its performance also increases and managing device resources is easy in terms of coding.
Best for travelling:
If you are a traveller and you often move to different locations daily then the iPad is a highly portable device. You can place your device in a bag and its weight is also lighter than laptops. You can also use your device while travelling and take pictures of different locations also. You can perform office work on the iPad also while travelling.
Managing iPad is easy:
You can mute the notification in the device and can install the specific app which can increase your productivity. You can slide down from the left of the screen and get quick links by which your task is performed quickly. You can add and remove icons from the quick launch screen easily. iPad comes with a wide screen and it has a large onscreen keyboard by which you can type your text more quickly.
The Apple store has millions of apps and each app is approved with a strict security level in mind. Most apps prices are below $5 and many apps are free to use also. If you compare this with the android play store then you will notice that some android apps are not fully secure and have low quality.
A lot of useful accessories:
Some accessories of iPad are very handy. For example, by iRig, you can attach your guitar with an iPad and have added additional effects to the sound of the guitar. Other examples are iCad. You can also attach a bank card reader with your iPad. If you want to use an iPad for your restaurant/hotel then you can use POS (Point of sale) apps for iPad.
Linking Apple devices:
You can link your iPad with other Apple devices easily. For example, you can link your iPad with Apple TV and enjoy the multimedia on a larger screen. Also, you can link with iPhone and share common Apple Cloud storage and share photos. You can link the iPad with Apple TV wirelessly and enjoy HDTV.
Disadvantages of iPad
On iPad, you cannot get the SD card slot option and you are bound to use only the internal memory of the device. If you use multimedia in your device then the storage space of your device becomes full quickly.
Fewer apps than android:
There are fewer apps available in the Apple store than the android play store. Some apps are not present on the Apple store that are available on your android play store.
You cannot customize the look of the iPad user interface. But you can change themes in android tablets and phones. All the iPads come with the almost same look and feel of icons on the screen. As there are different vendors of android so all the android tablets come with customize designs of android but iPads design is almost the same.
The cost of iPad devices is expensive than that of android tablets. You also have to buy apps to use on your device. The accessories of the iPad are also expensive. For example, the external keyboard, touchpad, Apple pencil, card reader are expensive devices.
You cannot install apps on old iPads like iPad 1st generation, iPad 2, iPad 3 because these devices are no more supported. But if you compare this with android devices then you can still install and update apps from the play store. For example, you can still update YouTube on old android devices but you are not able to update the YouTube app on old iPad’s.
Wastage of time:
Some students misuse iPad as well. For example, they use iPad to play games all day and waste their study time by listening to music and spending their money on some entertainment apps.
Taking long notes:
If you are doing research then you cannot take longer notes on your iPad. This is because the note-taking apps only save short notes.
Most apps on iPad need an internet connection and you cannot use those apps offline. Some students and employees in office use the internet in wrong way also and waste their time also. They cannot concentrate on their work because of using iPad’s time-consuming apps.
Examples of iPad
Some versions of iPad are:-
- iPad 1st generation
- iPad 2nd generation
- iPad 3rd generation
- iPad 4th generation
- iPad 5th generation
- iPad 6th generation
- iPad 7th generation
- iPad 8th generation
- iPad 9th generation
- iPad Air 1st generation
- iPad Air 2nd generation
- iPad Air 3rd generation
- iPad Air 4th generation
- iPad Mini 1st generation
- iPad Mini 2nd generation
- iPad Mini 3rd generation
- iPad Mini 4th generation
- iPad Mini 5th generation
- iPad Mini 6th generation
- iPad Pro 1st generation
- iPad Pro 2nd generation
- iPad Pro 3rd generation