1 – The iPad isn't Apples first messaging tablet, it was actually the Newton MessagePad 100 which was released in 1993.
2 – The iPhone is one of the worlds best selling products, however the iPad was developed before the iPhone. Steve jobs realized that the device would work well as a mobile phone and postponed the initial plans for it's launch.
3 – The iPad was announced to the public on January 27th, 2010 – a particularly good day in tech history, with the 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, Londo occurring in 1926 and the 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite occurring in 1965.
4 – It is estimated a $499.00 16 GB iPad – like the one you can win below, costs $259.60 to manufacture.
5 – In October of 2010, Steve Jobs announced that Apple had sold more iPads than Macs for the fiscal quarter.
6 – The band Gorillaz 2010 album “The Fall” was created almost exclusively using the iPad.
7 – Over 80% of the books sold for the iPad are childrens books, and it has been said to help children with autism learn how to communicate and socialize more easily.
8 – During the MLB free agent season, Carl Crawford's agent was said to be sending iPads to prospective teams interested in acquiring Mr. Crawford. These iPads were pre-loaded with video clips highlights and stats how it would benefit their team to have him.
9 – The iPad like the iPhone, shares it's name with existing products. The Fujitsu iPad is a mobile device used to help store clerks.
10 – The fingerprint resistant display on the iPad is derived from the concept and practice of Lipophobicity or Lipophobia – which literally means “fear of fat.” The fatty oils from our hands and fingertips are rejected from the Lipophobic coating on the iPad.