It’s a camera. A library. A cinema. A teacher. A games console. A business partner. A coach. It’s so powerful and easy to use you won’t want to put it down. Yet it’s so thin and light, you won’t have to.
It’s the best way to do the things you do every day.
Everything you do on iPad is easier and more intuitive. Whether you’re surfing the web, reading and writing email, taking photos, shopping online or playing games, you can do it all with just a swipe, pinch or tap. No wonder it’s the device so many people pick up first and put down last.
It does so much, so much better.
There are hundreds of thousands of iPad apps on the App Store. So no matter what you want to do, there’s an amazing app to help you do it. And unlike the apps on most tablets (which are basically just stretched-out phone apps), every iPad app is designed just for iPad to take full advantage of its powerful custom chip, high-resolution Multi-Touch display and iOS 8. Visit the App Store
The apps you know from your Mac or PC — Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint — run beautifully on iPad. And Apple’s own productivity apps — Pages, Numbers and Keynote — are built in and ready for your next document, spreadsheet or presentation. You’ll also find great apps like Adobe Voice that offer new ways to manage your finances and create stunning presentations.
iPad is a great device for all your creative pursuits. You can shoot videos and photos, edit them, add effects and share them with friends. You can compose, record and mix music. You can even work with graphics-intensive software like AutoCAD and Pixelmator.
iPad gives you the kind of graphics performance that was once possible only on games consoles and desktop computers. Games come to life with incredible visual realism and responsiveness. And because iPad is so portable, you can play games and watch films anywhere you go.
With its large screen and Multi-Touch interface, iPad is ideal for learning. Kids can use it to read, write cursive and improve their maths skills. And you can use it to master everything from another language to a new cuisine.
You can store all your files and access them anywhere.
As an iPad owner, you can use iCloud to keep all your files — photos, videos, music, documents, apps, contacts, appointments and everything else — safe and secure. And they’re easily accessible from any of your devices, including a Mac, iPhone, even a PC, wherever you are.1 iCloud also lets you share everything with friends and family. It even helps you find your iPad if you lose it.
Your iPad, iPhone and Mac work even better together.
With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, your Apple devices work seamlessly with one another. So whether you’re sharing files, sending texts, surfing the web or talking on the phone, all your devices are always in sync.2 Learn more about Continuity
Now you can start an email or a document on your iPad and continue where you left off on your Mac or iPhone. Or browse the web on your Mac and continue from the same link on your iPad.
If you’re working on your iPad and your iPhone rings, you won’t have to reach for your phone to answer it. You’ll be able to take — and make — calls on your iPad. Just slide to answer.
You can send and receive SMS and MMS messages on your iPad or Mac. So when a friend texts you from any kind of phone, you can respond using whichever device is most convenient.
AirDrop is a quick and easy way to wirelessly share documents and files with people nearby. And AirDrop works with your Mac too. Simply select a file, tap the Share icon and choose the people you want to share with. Just like that, the file appears on their devices.
You can type, print, listen and watch. With no strings attached.
You’ll find a range of accessories that will make your iPad even more indispensable.
iPad has a great onscreen keyboard, but if you want to use a physical keyboard, you have many options to choose from — including the Apple Wireless Keyboard and third-party Bluetooth keyboards.
Print wirelessly with AirPrint
You can print photos and documents from your iPad with just a tap — and you never have to download or install drivers.
Watch videos on your TV with AirPlay
With AirPlay and Apple TV, you can stream everything on your iPad — from photos to movies to presentations — wirelessly to your HDTV.
Listen to your music
The Beats Pill™ speaker is lightweight, portable and wireless. So wherever you take your iPad, your music can go with it.
It’s safe and secure.
With iPad and iOS 8, the hardware and operating system work together to keep your information more private and better protected.
Your security matters.
Even when you’re not, iPad is always on the alert for malicious attempts to compromise your information. All iPad apps are screened before they appear in the App Store. And it’s easy to update to the new version of iOS, so you always have the latest security features.
Your privacy matters.
At Apple, we don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information so we can market to you. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better. Plain and simple.