History of the tablet computer

POSTED: 9:43 AM Sep 07 2012   UPDATED: 12:49 PM Oct 16 2014

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini today. Look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

iPad Air 2
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iPad Air 2. Released in October 2014, the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 both come with TouchID fingerprint sensors and are just 6.1 millimeters thick -- 18 percent smaller than the previous iPad Air.

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