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Amanda L. Darlington Diffusion & Integration of Technology EDUC 8841 Walden University. iPad. The iPad is the first tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Announced on January 27, 2010, it is part of a device category between a smartphone and a laptop computer. What is an iPad?.
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Amanda L. Darlington Diffusion & Integration of Technology EDUC 8841 Walden University iPad
The iPad is the first tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Announced on January 27, 2010, it is part of a device category between a smartphone and a laptop computer. What is an iPad?
iPads allow teachers and student access to applications, software, and websites • iPads attracts 21st century learners who thrive on products that encourage creativity and hands-on learning • Upkeep, maintenance and initial purchase price of the iPad is minimal compared to the traditional alternatives of textbooks, paper, writing utensils, and desktop computers. What does an iPad provide to educators?
Technology gap between laptops and mobile phones. What could bridge the two that could encompass the best of both worlds? • The need to blend recent advancements all into one product • Iphone • Ipod • The OS X operating system • Gestures • Sleek and smooth style of Apple Need:
Head Honcho: Steve Jobs • Apple developed a solution to this problem • Findings: • Create a larger platform • Design a product that encompasses all the computing benefits of the iPhone while keeping in mind how important portability is to the user. Research:
Developed by Apple, Inc. • The iPad is similar in function to an iPod touch, with the exception of the display area being four times the size. • Targeted Audience: • Those considering buying the Amazon Kindle • Frequent travelers • Older generations • Home theater gurus Development:
Production located in: Manufacturing: Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China. Apple does not disclose specific information regarding manufacturing. Marketing: Commercialization: