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Tech Timeline: the iPad first goes on sale

In April 2010, Apple introduced the first-generation iPad, which came with automatic orientation, web browsing, and access to email.

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Do you remember the original iPad?

People were really excited (Nat sound)

It launched in April 2010

It wasn’t the first tablet

But it was the coolest to-date

Apple sold over 300,000 on the first day

The cheapest model cost $499

No selfies! It didn’t have a camera

iPad was advertised for email, reading, and video games

or when you simply couldn’t be bothered to carry a laptop

Remember when automatic orientation seemed so cool?

Yeah…we were easily impressed