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.

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iPad Air

Released October 2013, the fifth generation of Apple's market-leading tablet weighs just 1 pound and is fractions of an inch thinner and narrower. It also has the same A7 processing chip in the iPhone 5S, making it 72 times faster than the original iPad.


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