Artifact Details

Title

iPad

Catalog Number

102742486

Type

Physical object

Date

2010

Manufacturer

Apple Computer, Inc.

Place Manufactured

China

Identifying Numbers

Model number A1337
Serial number GB028GE9A90

Dimensions

overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in

Category

Digital computer/personal computer/tablet

Curator Notes

This limited edition first-generation iPad was given to members of the iPad team in recognition of their contributions to the development of the iPad tablet computer. It has an etched Steve Jobs signature on its back and was a 16 GB unit with Wi-Fi+3G cellular connectivity. The original iPad was an immediate success and over a million units were sold within two months of its release. Before the iPad, tablets were an ‘unloved’ category of computer: many companies had tried and failed to make tablets a success. The iPad’s connectivity to the Web and the Apple ecosystem of iTunes and the App Store made it uniquely powerful and appealing.

Credit

Gift of David W. Keith and Shawna M. Rosen

Lot Number

X7250.2015

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