History of the tablet computer

Published On: Sep 07 2012 08:43:30 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2014 11:49:38 AM PDT

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini today. 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 pack the same A7 processing chip in the new iPhone 5S, making it 72 times faster than the original iPad.


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