Techies have been celebrating 10 years of the iPad

Techies have been celebrating 10 years of the iPad

Introduced in January 2010 before going on general sale in April of the same year

The iPad is a gadget success because many people could not imagine a world without it, industry experts have said as the device marks its tenth anniversary.

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the tablet for the first time on January 27 2010, before it first went on sale in April of that year.

Since then Apple has sold more than 360 million units of the iPad, which has expanded into the iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro ranges.

Although sales of tablets have slowed in recent years, industry expert and founder of technology news website Pocket-lint, Stuart Miles, argued the impact of Apple's tablet could be seen in how ubiquitous the device now was in homes around the world.

"In 2010 many questioned why we would need the iPad as both experts and consumers struggled, at the time, to understand what we would use if for. But once it was in our hands, that all changed," he said.

"Now 10 years later, most households own a tablet, be it an iPad or something else, and most couldn't imagine a world where they didn't exist."

 

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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