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The iPad 1st Generation
The iPad 1 was originally released on April 3, 2010. It was initially released exclusively with Wi-Fi, and a version with 3G support was released on April 30, 2010. It was released with iOS 3.2 and supports the operating system iOS 5.1.1. It features 1 GHz CPU, and 256 MB of DDR RAM. It weighs approximately 1.5 pounds and is available with 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of storage space. The system features GPS as well as a digital compass. Unlike its future models, the iPad 1 is not equipped with a camera in the front or the back. The iPad 1 features support for Bluetooth 2.1. The screen is scratch resistant and has an LED backlit for optimized viewing with 132 ppi. Production of the iPad 1 was discontinued on March 2, 2011. Shortly after the iPad 1 was discontinued, and the iPad 2 became available for purchase.
The iPad 2ndGeneration
The iPad 2 was launched with the operating system iOS 4.3 and can be fully updated to iOS 7.0.4. The iPad 2 has 1 GHz of CPU like its predecessor but it boasts an improved 512 MB of RAM. The iPad 2 also introduced the camera functionality and offers 720p HD video. Videos recorded with the iPad 2 are recorded at 30 frames per second. The iPad 2 was modeled with 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB of storage space available. The models with 32 GB and 64 GB of space were discontinued in March of 2012, though the 16 GB model is still in production and available for purchase. The iPad 2 was the final model of the iPad to feature a 132 ppi display.
The iPad 3rd Generation
The iPad 3 was launched on March 16, 2012. The initial operating system was iOS 5.1. The most recent versions of iOS are available on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 has 1 GHZ dual-core CPU. The RAM on the iPad 3 was drastically improved as it was upgraded from 512 MB to 1 GB. This version of the iPad received special praise for its improved 5-megapixel camera with a 5x digital zooming feature. New connectivity options were introduced with this model of the iPad. Users could connect to the internet via regular Wi-Fi or they could have a cellular connectivity option through Verizon Wireless, Telus, or AT&T. Cellular connectivity allows for the iPad 3 to connect to the internet through 4G. The iPad 3 was no longer produced after October 23, 2012.
|The iPad 4th Generation
The 4th generation iPad first hit the shelves on November 2, 2012 with storage space options of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. A model with 128 GB of storage space became available for purchase on February 5, 2013. The iPad 4 sports the iOS 6.0 operating system and is capable of being upgraded to iOS 7.0.4. The processor has been improved from 1 GHZ of CPU to 1.4 GHZ of CPU. The RAM capabilities of the iPad 4 and the camera’s features remain the same as they were on the previous model. The iPad 4 went out of production on October 22, 2013.