Officially announced on January 27, 2010, the Apple iPad is a tablet style computing device as shown in the picture. The devices run the same operating system as the iPhone (iOS) which allow them to run the same apps as the iPhone.
In the picture is the iPad Air and iPad mini. The traditional iPad has a 9.7-inch (diagonal) display, and the iPad mini has a 7.8-inch (diagonal) display. The typical price of an Apple iPad can run between $250 and $830 depending on the version of the iPad and its capacity.
iPad vs. Tablet
It is not uncommon for individuals to refer to any tablet as an iPad. Only tablets from Apple should be referred to as an iPad. Other tablets from ASUS, Dell, Google, HP, Microsoft, Samsung, etc. are referred to as tablets or by the name that the manufacturer has given that tablet.