History of the tablet computer

Published On: Sep 07 2012 08:43:30 AM PDT   Updated On: Jan 26 2016 11:00:00 PM PST

With Wednesday marking the sixth anniversary of the unveiling of the original iPad, take a look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

iPad Air 2
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iPad Air 2

Released in October 2014, the iPad Air 2 comes with a TouchID fingerprint sensor and is just 6.1 millimeters thick -- 18 percent smaller than the previous iPad Air. Also introduced at the same time was the since discontinued iPad Mini 3.


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