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 Mini. Originally released in November 2012; the new version went on sale in November 2013. The device, which has a 7.9-inch screen, is one-third smaller overall than than its 10-inch cousin and weighs less than a pound.


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