Original iPad Explained

Source: apple.com – iPad 1st Gen

The Apple iPad (1st Generation) is a tablet designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2010 to 2011 as part of the iPad series. The first tablet was introduced on January 27, 2010, and its price started at $499.

The original iPad features a 1 GHz Apple A4 processor, 256 MB of RAM, 9.7″ multi-touch widescreen LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB / 32 GB or 64 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, accelerometer, Digital compass, Dock connector, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, 3G data capability.

iPad has been designed for browsing the web, reading and sending e-mails, watching videos, listening to music, enjoying photos, reading e-books, playing games, and many more.

This iPad was discontinued on March 2, 2011, and replaced by iPad 2. Today first-generation iPad is 14 years old!

Original iPad Details

Introduced January 27, 2010 – 14 years ago
Discontinued March 2, 2011 – 13 years ago
Last Software Update May 25, 2012 – 11 years ago
Time on the Market 12 months (1 year)
Time of Support 27 months (2 years)
Model Identifier iPad1,1
Model Number A1219
EMC 2311
Order Number MB292LL/A (16 GB Wi-Fi)
MB293LL/A (32 GB Wi-Fi)
MB294LL/A (64 GB Wi-Fi)
MC349LL/A (16 GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
MC496LL/A (32 GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
MC497LL/A (64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
Original Price $499 (16 GB Wi-Fi)
$599 (32 GB Wi-Fi)
$699 (64 GB Wi-Fi)
$629 (16 GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
$729 (32 GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
$829 (64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
Colors Black
Weight 1.5 – 1.6 Ibs. – 680 – 725 Grams
Dimensions 9.56” H x 7.47” W x 0.5″ D
24.28 cm H x 18.97 cm W x 1.27 cm D

iPad 1st Gen Tech Specs


Processor Apple A4
Processor Speed 1 GHz
Architecture 32-bit
Number of Cores 1
Cache 32 KB L1
512 KB L2


Storage 16 GB
32 GB
64 GB


Memory 256 MB LPDDR


Graphics Card PowerVR SGX535
Number of Cores 1


Display 9.7″ widescreen LCD Display
Resolution 1024 x 768
Pixel Density 132 ppi
Input Multi-Touch


Buttons Volume + / –
Sleep / Wake up
Silence / Rotation


Sensors Ambient light


Networks UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)*
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)*
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
SIM slot mini-SIM*
Ports 1 – 30-pin dock connector
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
Camera None
Location Assisted GPS*
Digital compass
Audio In Microphone
Audio Out Speaker
*Wi-Fi + 3G version only


Audio Formats AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
Apple Lossless
Video Formats H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


Original OS iOS 3.2
Maximum OS iOS 5.1.1
iTunes iTunes 9.1 or later
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later


Battery 25 W Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity 6613 mAh
Battery Life Internet Use: Up to 10 hours
Video playback: Up to 10 hours
Audio playback: Up to 10 hours
Power Adapter Apple 10W USB Power Adapter

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