The Apple iPad is a tablet first introduced by Steve Jobs in January 2010 when he asked an audience whether “there was room for something in the middle” of the iPhone and the MacBook?

The answer was absolutely as Apple then sold 3 million iPads in the next 80 days!

Interestingly work on the iPad itself actually traces back to 2004, when designer Jonathan Ive and others crafted a new tablet prototype. The product was originally supposed to ship before the iPhone, but the company came to decide the latter was more important, premiering it in 2007 using similar technologies.

As of September 2020, Apple has sold more than 500 million iPads though sales peaked in 2013. It is the most popular tablet computer by sales as of the second quarter of 2020.

Repair for the iPad are comparatively inexpensive at Mobile Solutions with replacement screens starting at £55. We can replace batteries, charge ports and a host of other repairs.

We also sell reconditioned iPads across our 3 stores in Norwich, Cambridge and Great Yarmouth

Chronology of iPads

Official Name | Generation | Screen Size | CPU | Release Date | Latest iOS/iPadOS version | Status

 

Regular iPad (not mini, air or pro)

 

iPad | First | 9.7″ | A4 | 2010 | 5.1.5 | Discontinued March 2011

iPad 2 | Second | 9.7″ | A5 | 2011 | 9.3.5/9.3.6(CDMA) | Discontinued March 2014

iPad | Third | 9.7″ | A5X | 2012 | 9.3.5/9.3.6(CDMA) | Discontinued October 2012

iPad with Retina display | Fourth | 9.7″ | A6X | 2012 | 10.3.3/10.3.4(Cellular) | Discontinued October 2014

iPad | Fifth | 9.7″ | A9 | 2017 | 14.3 | Discontinued March 2018

iPad | Sixth | 9.7″ | A10 | 2018 | 14.3 | Discontinued September 2019

iPad | Seventh | 10.2″ | A10 | 2019 | 14.3 | Discontinued September 2020

iPad | Eighth | 10.2″ | A12 | 2020 | 14.3 | Currently Sold

 

iPad Mini

 

iPad Mini | First | 7.9″ | A5 | 2012 | 9.3.5/9.3.6(CDMA) | Discontinued June 2015

iPad Mini 2 | Second | 7.9″ | A7 | 2013 | 12.5 | Discontinued March 2017

iPad Mini 3 | Third | 7.9″ | A7 | 2014 | 12.5 | Discontinued September 2015

iPad Mini 4 | Fourth | 7.9″ | A8 | 2015 | 14.3| Discontinued March 2019

iPad Mini | Fifth | 7.9″ | A9 | 2019 | 14.3 | Currently Sold

 

iPad Air

 

iPad Air | First | 9.7″ | A7 | 2013 | 12.5 | Discontinued March 2016

iPad Air 2 | Second | 9.7″ | A8X | 2014 | 14.3 | Discontinued March 2017

iPad Air | Third | 10.5″ | A12 | 2019 | 14.3 | Discontinued September 2020

iPad Air | Fourth | 10.9″ | A14 | 2020| 14.3 | Currently Sold

 

iPad Pro

 

iPad Pro 12.9″ | First | 12.9″ | A9X | 2015 | 14.3 | Discontinued June 2017

iPad Pro 12.9″ | Second | 12.9″ | A10X | 2017 | 14.3 | Discontinued November 2018

iPad Pro 12.9″ | Third | 12.9″ | A12X | 2018 | 14.3 | Discontinued March 2020

iPad Pro 12.9″ | Fourth| 12.9″| A12Z| 2020| 14.3 | Currently Sold

 

iPad Pro 9.7″ | First / Only | 9.7″ | A9X | 2016 | 14.3 | Discontinued June 2017

iPad Pro 10.5″ | First / Only | 10.5″ | A10X | 2017 | 14.3 | Discontinued November 2018

iPad Pro 11″ | First | 11″ | A12X | 2018 | 14.3 | Discontinued March 2020

iPad Pro 11″ | Second | 11″ | A12Z | 2020 | 14.3 | Currently Sold

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