Introduction of iPad
The iPad, the Internet Protocol Adapter, is a tablet computer invented by Apple. The iPad runs the same operating system as the earlier iPod Touch and iPhone , which is a multitouch display sensitive to up to eleven fingers--a break from most previous tablet computers. It can run its own applications as well as ones developed for the iPhone. Without convertion, it will only run programs approved by Apple.
The iPad project started in 1993when the Internet was fast becoming a game only for large corporations. It took two more years of dedicated development and field testing to fully realize the IPAD as a commercial product. His vision was a simple device, which not only connects to the Internet, but has the same power and ability the much larger corporations enjoyed. The first units shipped late in 1995.