What is Ipad: Definition and 35 Discussions

iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., which run the iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models are the eighth-generation iPad, released on September 18, 2020; the fifth-generation iPad mini, released on March 18, 2019; the fourth-generation iPad Air, released on October 23, 2020; and the third-generation 11-inch (280 mm) and fifth-generation 12.9-inch (330 mm) iPad Pro, released on May 21, 2021 (different models and generations listed in the sidebar).
As of September 2020, Apple has sold more than 500 million iPads, though sales peaked in 2013. It is the most popular tablet computer by sales as of the second quarter of 2020.The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. All iPads can connect using Wi-Fi; some models also have cellular connectivity. iPads can shoot video, take photos, play music, and perform Internet functions such as web-browsing and emailing. Other functions – games, reference, GPS navigation, social networking, etc. – can be enabled by downloading and installing apps. As of March 2016, the App Store has more than 1 million apps for the iPad by Apple and third parties.

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  1. S

    JavaScript How do I run an exe file on an Apple iPad?

    what conditions do i need to implement in order to run an exe on an ipad
  2. MichaelBack12

    Anyone use Nebo on an iPad for note taking?

    Anyone familiar with the Nebo app for note taking? Good? Bad?
  3. D

    Ipad or classical textbook for notes?

    Hi, I want your opinion regarding modern notetaking technology. Is it better than using the classical pen & paper? As a physics student it would be an advantage to save my notes in the cloud.
  4. Arman777

    Ipad Air 5th Gen M1 Hardware properties compared to Intel i5-7200U CPU

    Hey all, I want to buy Ipad Air 5th Gen Tablet. Currently My computer has this specs: CPU(s): 4 On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3 Vendor ID: GenuineIntel Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz CPU family: 6 Model...
  5. jedishrfu

    For those of us with an iPad and an interest in ML

    The first is Tinkerstellar ($free), an app designed to teach you python 3 and some of its most popular modules including its ML modules (7 part tutorial) like Scikit-Learn and Pandas. It has a run code feature to show how python will execute example code. The second app by the same developer is...
  6. Stonestreecty

    USB Type-C vs Thunderbolt: Which is faster and better for data transfer?

    Hi, I have an iPad Pro (1st generation) with what appears to be a USB type-C port. Period. No other ports, which I’ve been trying to get used for for more than a year now, but that’s not my current issue. Here’s what is the issue: I figure it out based on Identify USB Types by Its Appearances...
  7. kyphysics

    IPAD update STUCK on "Preparing Update"

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/tech/iphone-ipad-ios-14-4-update/index.html Apple warned iphone and ipad users to updddate their systems today. I tried to on my iPad, but it's "stuck" on "Preparing Update." I tried shutting it down after 30-40 minutes (not sure if that messed up anything, as...
  8. kyphysics

    How long do you feel an iPad lasts?

    I have seen people say that PCs should be replaced every four or so years. This is because they become vulnerable over time to malware more easily and also they naturally start to break down. ...At least, that's what I've been told here. How about iPADs? Are they as vulnerable and/or break...
  9. C

    IPad bloated battery & securing files

    I left my Ipad 3rd gen on a table for 2 weeks and today I just saw it in this condition: Has anyone ever seen anything like it? In your experience, is the screen salvageable and is the battery in that location? It's an old (3rd gen 64gig) made in 2012. I don't use it anymore...
  10. Imager

    IPhone / iPad Message & Phone Sharing

    I just purchased an iPhone 11 pro max and I'm having difficulty pairing it with my old iPad pro 10.5". On both the pad and the phone when I attempt turn on messages, it wants me to upgrade to two factor security. Is there a way around the two factor identification? I tried the factor...
  11. G

    Printing from an iPad Air to Dell laser 1320c

    I may be known on the EE side of PF as someone who hates waste and doesn’t like to throw away perfectly good machines; I like to resurrect faulty gear. This Dell printer was thrown away for want of a touch or two of solder, and works just fine. Do I really need to buy a whole new printer? This...
  12. T

    Can an iPad battery be affected by altitude?

    Specifically, I'm referring to the cabin of an airliner being pressurized to about 8,000 mean sea level. Technically, the air is less dense, and I've wondered if there is a cooling issue inside the pad's board that results in a less efficient operation? I fly regularly, and I can take a fully...
  13. kyphysics

    Why iPad opens Gmail into emails?

    This is my first time using an iPad for work and school. They suck in terms of intuitiveness to me. Or I suck. My q is why is it when I open Gmail it automatically opens the first email in my list? On a PC, it just goes to a screen listing your emails to choose from. On my iPad, it goes...
  14. jim hardy

    Annoying autocapitalize on ipad

    Wife,s iPad insists on automatically capitalizing first character of password on some sites, not PF thank goodness else couldn't have logged in just now.Is there a way to turn of that stupid annoying behavior?
  15. liometopum

    Capturing Stars with Mobile Devices: Fact or Fiction?

    This Facebook video is said to be of the star Rigel, taken with an Ipad. Comments?
  16. S

    Suggesions on tablets for use in physics classroom

    The school in which I teach is going to pilot a tablet for each student in a class next year. My physics class is going to be part of this pilot. Currently they are looking at ipad/surface/chromebook. Does anyone have input good or bad on any of these for use in class as well as with labs...
  17. J

    What would crack easier? An iPhone 6 or an iPad air?

    If I took a hammer to each of the screens, which would crack first with a minimum amount of force? If I put a screen protector on it, would it change the answer of which one would crack first? I tried to pick two models which had similar frames. If the using different models actually makes it a...
  18. B

    Exploring Optical Phenomena on iPad

    Hello. I played with my new, first ipad yesterday. I inverted sceen colors and activated the cam. How comes there is an image of me reflected in my eyes with NORMAL colors?
  19. Ascendant78

    Useful ipad apps for physics majors?

    At this point, I have about $45 credit in my iTunes account from gift cards given to me for Christmas. I was wondering if there are any useful apps out there that I can get for physics? Whether they are good now for while I am in college, good for work in the field post-college, or both. For...
  20. H

    What You Need to Know Before Repurposing an iPad Digitizer for Experimental Use

    I have an old iPad that I don't use anymore and I'd like to re-use the digitizer on it for a little experiment (i.e. rip it out and plug it into my own creation), but I'm having a hard time coming up with any information on the device (pin layouts, data sheets anything). If anyone has any...
  21. ZapperZ

    So papa, how do you like the iPad we got you?

    The video is in German, but you don't need to know it to understand the video. http://www.snotr.com/video/8965/ Zz.
  22. tony873004

    Can iPads be used as motion detectors for AP Physics labs?

    I'll be teaching an AP Physics class in a few weeks. Usually labs are equiped with lots of desktop computers, to which I can add stuff like motion detectors: devices that can input velocities into the computer. But my lab doesn't have computers. Rather, each student has an iPad. This...
  23. J

    Have you tried the free FEM solver iPad app for structural engineering?

    I have just finished my master thesis developing an iPad app for educational purposes. It's completely free and it can be used to solve problems using FEM beam elements, intuitive to use and works in a playful way without any numbers just to help users get a feel for different constructions and...
  24. M

    Replacing paper textbooks with iPad?

    Has anyone any experience with that? Do you recommend it? I am undergraduate physics major and I am wondering should I buy iPad for this purpose (Ofc I would do other things with it too :D).
  25. Simfish

    Best alternate Tablet to an iPad for writing math or physics equations?

    I'd preferably want something that could replace scratch paper. The iPad's stylus is far too thick for comfortably writing up math equations. Thanks!
  26. Greg Bernhardt

    Is the iPad textbook revolution really worth it?

    I'm surprised this hasn't been discussed yet. Apple not too long ago announced their intent to enter the world of textbooks. This capability was likely at the forefront of the decision to develop the iPad. The upside is that the textbooks can be easily updated, dynamic and mobile. The...
  27. I

    Can iPads and other devices replace paper for note-taking and derivations?

    Hey all, I was wondering if anyone uses a iPad (or similar device) for taking notes and doing long derivations. I am looking into buying and iPad or a similar device and stop using paper. What do you guys think about this? Ever tried it?
  28. ArcanaNoir

    Can't Figure Out How to Get Adobe Software for iPad?

    I have read that Adobe put out software that can help the ipad with flash, by sort of "translating" it in the browser. My problem is, I can't seem to figure out where/how to get this software on my iPad. I'm not even sure what it's called exactly. Anyone know?
  29. ArcanaNoir

    Good iPad Games - Free Recommendations

    I'm getting bored with my two primary games, jumbline and lux touch. Any recommendations for good iPad games? Especially free ones?
  30. A

    Gift Ideas: Ipad or Netbook for Niece/Nephew

    Should i have a Ipad or a netbook like eee pc? As a gift for my little nephew.
  31. Evo

    17-year-old sells his kidney for iPad 2

    I hope that this turns out to be a sick joke. The idiocy has to stop. What is wrong with people and their twisted addiction to games and electronics? But with people in Korea dying from starvation while playing RPGs. American mothers killing their infants because they interrupted them...
  32. T

    Graphing Particle Motion in 3D on iPad App

    I have been working on something in my spare time and I have to graph the particle's motion in three dimensions because trying to explain it in words has not been working. How can a helix be graphed without parametric equations (the iPad app I'm using will not work with parametric equations)...
  33. rhody

    What is the best video editing software for iPad and does it compare to iMovie?

    With the knowledgeable crowd in this forum, I hope I guessed correctly that at least a few of you are using and iPad, and possibly that a few more are downloading and editing (using mini USB to camera or SD sim card adapter) video's from your HD camera, Contour or other brand. If you are, I...
  34. R

    Ipad for taking notes in class (or other gadget?)

    I am about to start Uni' in a few months and I have been thinking of getting a kindle for books and hopefully for textbooks. However I got the understanding an Ipad does better with pdfs a research papers. I am planning to start my undergrad studies in math. is it feasible to use an ipad...
  35. S

    Does your iPad gets heavier over time?

    Do you feel that your iPad is getting heavier from the time you first got it? Is there a scientific reason for that? http://newslite.tv/2009/04/01/ipods-get-heavier-with-more-mu.html If iPod which is much smaller than ipad can get heavier, the effects could be exponential for ipad.