Since its introduction on April 3rd 2010, Apple has gone on to sell nearly 200 million iPads. Cupertino quickly made tablets cool – something Microsoft failed to do for years – and spat out five generations of the device over four years, plus expanded with the iPad mini lineup.
iPad spread through schools like a mutant winter flu, capturing 94% of the education market by the end of 2013
Everyone from Obama to Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan to Vanilla Ice, has been spotted using one but its appeal isn’t just glitz and hype. It’s the utter simplicity of the hardware and software. It’s almost too easy-to-use, which makes it feel nothing like a “computer” at all.
iPad spread through schools like a mutant winter flu, capturing 94% of the education market by the end of 2013, but make no mistake, it is popular with parents too. Nearly 80% of U.S. tablet users are armed with iPads, probably because just like mom they’ve realized you can do everything on it if you want to, and you don’t have to be a geek to figure it out.