iPad (1st Generation)

The first-generation iPad (first iPad, iPad original, iPad 1,1) is the first tablet computer in the Apple’s iPad line. On certain variants the iPad 1st generation has the capability of accessing cellular networks.

iPad (1st Generation, iPad Original)

The iPad 1st generation can play music, enjoy photos, watch videos, play games, read e-books, send, receive and read email, browse the web, use GPS navigation software, use social network services, and use more features by downloading apps or by preinstalled apps, such as Safari, Mail, Photos, Video, iPod, iTunes, App Store, Maps, Notes, Calendar, Contacts.

Release Dates

  • The iPad 1st Generation was unveiled on January 27, 2010
  • On April 3, 2010, the Wi-Fi variant of the device was released
  • The Wi-Fi + Cellular variant followed on April 30, 2010.

Specifications

  • Processor: Apple A4 system-on-chip used. CPU: 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8.
  • Operating system: iOS 3.2, Build 7B367 (original OS), major improvements and modifications introduced later (iOS 4.2 installed in November 2014, iOS 5.1 in 2015, iOS 5.2 in April 2016). The device runs a version of the same operating system that powers the iPhone and iPod touch models.
  • Memory: 256 MB DDR RAM.
  • Storage: 16, 32 or 64 GB flash memory.
  • Screen Size: 9.7-inch diagonal, 1024 × 768 px 132 PPI 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • Display: XGA, multitouch glossy LED-backlit IPS LCD.
  • Graphics: VR SGX535.
  • Input: Multi-touch screen, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, digital compass.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n. Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. GSM models include UMTS / HSDPA. 50, 1,900, 2,100 MHz. GSM / EDGE 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz).
  • Battery: Built-in rechargeable Li-Po battery 3.75 V 24.8 W·h (6,613 mA·h. Estmated time: 10 hours life while working actively and up to one month in stand-by mode.
  • Online services: iTunes Store, App Store, iCloud, iBookstore.
  • Dimensions: 9.56 in high x 7.47 in wide x 0.50 in deep.
  • Weight: Wi-Fi 1.5 lb. Wi-Fi 3G: 1.6 lb.
  • Casing: 0.5 inch thick, 1.5 pound glass and aluminum case.

Apple Models, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model Identifier: A1219. ENC 2311.

Apple Order: MB292LL/A.

Discontinued: On March 2, 2011.

Original Price:

  • US$499-US$699 depending on additional features. Note that the base model’s price of $499 was lower than pre-release estimates by Wall Street analysts, and Apple’s competitors.

Features

Updating iPad: Be sure to keep your iPad up to date so that you don’t miss out on the latest features: Before you update your device, back it up to iTunes or iCloud. If you use your device’s Personal Hotspot for your computer’s Internet connection, update your device wirelessly. You can also connect your computer to another network. The easiest way to update the device is wirelessly (over the air) is as follows (if you use a passcode, you’ll need to enter it before installing the update): Plug in your device to a source. Tap Settings > General > Software Update. Next tap Download and Install (or tap Later to install the update later). Some iOS software updates aren’t available as over-the-air updates. VPN or proxy connections might prevent your device from contacting the iOS update servers.

Models

iPad (First iPad, iPad 1st Generation or iPad 2010)

iPad (1st generation)
Model NumberA1219 on the iPad (Wi-Fi)
A1337 on the iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G)
(on the back cover)
ReleasedMarch 2010
Display Size9.7 inches
Dimensions242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm (9.56 x 7.47 x 0.53 in) (Wi-Fi)
242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm (9.56 x 7.47 x 0.53 in) (Wi-Fi + 3G)
Weight680 g (1.50 lb) (Wi-Fi)
730 g (1.61 lb) (Wi-Fi + 3G)
Capacity16/32/64GB, 256MB RAM
ColorsSilver
Front PanelFlat and made of glass
Back PanelMade of anodized aluminum
SIM trayStandard SIM tray on the iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)
Serial NumberYou will find it in the Settings menu
IMEI/MEIDYou will find it in the Settings menu
See alsoSell your iPad 1st generation online now

Miscellanea

  • When iPad 1st generation appeared, it received many positive reviews. However some aspects were criticized, such as the closed nature of its OS, as well as the lack of support for the Adobe Flash multimedia format.
  • More than 300,000 iPads were sold by Apple on April 3, 2010, the first day of their availability. The first million of iPads was sold by May 3, 2010. Curiously enough, this was half the time it took the company to sell the same number of original iPhones. Over 3 million sales were made in the first 80 days. On October 18, 2010, Steve Jobs admitted that Apple had sold more iPads than Macs for the fiscal quarter. In total, before Apple released the iPad 2, on March 2, 2011, more than 15 million iPads were sold throughout the world in less than one year.
  • The iPad first generation established device’s design precedents. Its 9.7-inch screen size and button placement persisted through all models.
  • The original iPad does not offer a disk mode for file transfer.
  • Apple began taking pre-orders for the first-generation iPad on March 12, 2010.
  • The only major change to the first iPad between its announcement and being available was the change of the behavior of the side switch to perform either sound muting or screen rotation locking, a function selected by its user.
  • As the iPad 1st generation uses the the OS that iPhone and iPod touch, it is compatible with many apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. It is not compatible however with Mac OS X.
  • The first iPad syncs with a Mac or PC.
  • The device can be used like a computer with a Bluetooth keyboard or keyboard dock as well.
  • The first-generation iPad is the only iPad which has no camera.
  • You can identify your iPad by referring to the model number printed on the iPad’s back case.
  • What Is the difference between the models? To start off with the difference, the iPad is slightly heavier and larger than the iPad mini. It has more hardware power, which means that it will perform better. On basic terms, differences between iPad, iPad mini and iPad Air consist in design, physical size, display size, performance, and price.
  • If a smaller tablet or price are the highest priority, you would be best served by an iPad mini, which would likely be your best choice. If performance and screen size are highest priorities, an iPad Air would likely be your choice.
  • Overall if you are going to get an iPad for books and games, we would recommend the iPad mini with retina display as it’s very portable, durable and is a good upgrade and very easy to get used to from a phone.

Links

Apple iPad Review [Video]

Video published by PhoneArena on Apr 8, 2010

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