The Apple iPad through time: Over a decade of iPad revisited

The original iPad launched in 2010 with a 9.7-inch display, 13mm thickness and weight of 680g. It had an aluminium build with square edges. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The second-generation model arrived in 2011 with a 8.8mm body and lighter 600g weight. The big news at the time was that it added cameras though. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The third-gen model came in 2012 with a display and camera upgrade. It ran iOS 6 and the App Store had around 200,000 dedicated apps when this model launched. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Six months later, the iPad 4 appeared offering an upgraded processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, improved front camera, and crucially, a move to the Lightning connector. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The first iPad mini was announced alongside the iPad 4 with a smaller 7.9-inch display and half the weight at 308g. It was also curvier and rounder in design. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The iPad Air was the fifth gen iPad that launched in 2013 with a whole new design. It was 20 per cent lighter than the iPad 4 and made a move to a 64-bit chip. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
In 2013, the iPad mini with Retina display arrived with the highest resolution display for a tablet of its size. The design stayed the same as the first mini. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The second gen iPad Air came in 2014 and at 6.1mm, it was the slimmest tablet you could buy at the time. It was also the first iPad to introduce Touch ID. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Arriving alongside the iPad Air 2 in 2014, the iPad mini 3 had the same design as its predecessor, but got Touch ID and a new gold colour option. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The iPad mini 4 came in 2015 with a fully laminated display and anti-reflective coating, like the Air 2. It also got chip upgrade to the A8. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The first iPad Pro launched in 2015 with a huge 12.9-inch display, four-speaker audio and a 6.9mm slim build. The Apple Pencil was revealed at the same time. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The iPad Pro 9.7 launched in 2016. It had the same power as the larger iPad Pro 12.9, launched Apple's True Tone technology and came in a rose gold colour. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
In 2017, the iPad arrived, sitting between the mini 4 and iPad Pro. It didn't have an anti-reflective display or True Tone, but it was £40 cheaper than Air 2. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The iPad Pro 10.5 had a 20 per cent larger display and 40 per cent reduction in bezels compared to the iPad Pro 9.7 from 2016. It also upgraded the processor. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The iPad Pro 12.9 came alongside the iPad Pro 10.5 but didn't offer a redesign, only an upgrade to internals to match the iPad Pro 10.5. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 2018 iPad added support for the Apple Pencil, but had the same design as its 2017 predecessor and continued to miss off features like True Tone. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The iPad Pro 11 came in 2018 with a design refresh - squarer edges and further bezel reduction. It had Face ID over Touch ID and swapped Lightning for USB-C. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 2018 iPad Pro 12.9 made huge reductions in footprint despite the same screen size. It also squared off its edges, and added Face ID and USB-C. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The iPad Air relaunched in 2019, sitting above the standard iPad. It had Touch ID, Lightning and a 10.5-inch display with True Tone and anti-reflective coating. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Four years after the iPad mini 4, an iPad mini update arrived with the same design as its predecessor but hardware upgrades for display, camera and processor. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 2019 iPad had a screen jump from 9.7-inches to 10.2. The design remained the same, but this model was constructed with 100 per cent recycled aluminium. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 2020 iPad Pro 12.9 saw the introduction of the LIDAR sensor now found on the most recent iPhones. It also upgraded the processor and camera. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 2020 standard iPad didn't see much change compared to its 2019 predecessor, except a processor upgrade. It continues to be a great, affordable option. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 2020 iPad Air saw some design changes, with squarer edges and reduced bezels. There's a 10.9-inch screen, Touch ID in the power button and USB-C. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 2021 iPad Pro updates - both 12.9 and 11 models - saw a display update, camera update and move to the M1 chip found in the latest Macs. They also added 5G. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
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