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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ in 10 Minutes by Bud E. Smith

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Lesson 1 Introducing iPad

In this lesson, you learn about the iPad device—what’s inside it, how to use its buttons and controls, and what you see onscreen when you first start it.

The iPad Inside and Out

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” wrote John Keats, and the iPad is a beautiful thing. Its simple design and very small number of visible controls makes it seem useful and friendly.

To get the most out of it, you should understand the function of every button and control that it has, and something about the insides as well. What the iPad doesn’t have, compared to a full personal computer, is just as important as what it does have.

iPad Size, Weight, and Specifications

The iPad is sized a lot like a pad of letter-size paper: about 10” tall ...

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