Back in April 2010, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched the first iPad tablet computer. Today it was revealed that the company sold a total of 170 million iPads.

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Today is the big unveiling for Apple

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has come a long way from the moment they introduced the first 9.7 inch device. Back then, there was a total of 475,000 applications for the iPad, and now there are about one million total apps available for download.

Today is the big unveiling for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as the company just introduced iPad Air. This new tablet features a 64-bit A7X, the same processor featured in the iPhone 5S. It’s also expected to feature twice the processing and graphic performance.

The iPad Mini 2 now has Retina display as well as the 64-bit processor. Not surprisingly, the new iPad Mini will start at $399. The original iPad Mini will now retail for $299, a $30 discount from the original price of $329.

New iPads will come in two color options

The new iPads will come in two color options including space gray and black as well as silver and white.

Mercury News added, “In 2012, Apple introduced the iPad Mini, which measures just short of 8 inches diagonally and competes with popular smaller tablets such as Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Kindle Fire. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) also surprised observers by introducing a fourth-generation full-sized iPad just seven months after announcing the earlier iteration of the tablet, and the company sold 3 million tablets in the first three days of availability. “

iPad brings another steady stream

Although the iPhone makes up most of Apple’s profits, the iPad brings another steady stream of income since the beginning of this decade. There are plenty of other tablets and competitors on the market, the iPad still reigns supreme. The Cupertino-based tech giant sold 22.9 million iPad tablets during 2012’s fourth quarter, after the launch of the first iPad Mini. Although overall sales have decreased, the market for tablets is still growing. This is great news for Apple.