Q:

Who invented the iPad?

A:

Quick Answer

Steve Jobs gets credit for inventing the iPad, but the idea goes back to 1987. The vision for this device occurred when Jobs was not a part of the company.

  Know More

Full Answer

The iPad is the highest selling tablet computer on the market, holding nearly 70 percent of the market. This also translates into Apple holding most of the profits due to tablet sales. It is the first tablet to ever hit the market. Steve Jobs did not design the iPad with his own hands, but he is responsible for the ideas about how the device should perform and how it should look.

Learn more about Inventions
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Who invented the army tank?

    A:

    The idea behind the army tank was first proposed in 1914 by Ernest Swinton, a colonel in the British Army, and William Hankley, secretary of the Committee for Imperial Defence. The earliest prototype was developed by the Landships Committee organized by Winston Churchill, who was then the minister for the British navy.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How was the bendy straw invented?

    A:

    In the 1930s, an American man named Joseph Friedman came up with the idea for a bendy straw while watching his young daughter attempt to drink a milkshake through a straight paper straw. The bendy straw is not the first known iteration of the drinking straw, but it is the first to bend in a way that would make it convenient for a child to drink out of.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who invented simple machines?

    A:

    The Greek philosopher Archimedes is credited with inventing the idea of simple machines. Even though Archimedes improved on already existing ideas from unknown people, it is he who discovered the mechanical advantages of levers that people were already using to pull, push and lift items by hand.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who invented the first space shuttle?

    A:

    The first space shuttle was made by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA, and the United States military after getting the idea from the Silbervogel proposal. The Silbervogel proposal was part of a German project intended to create an aircraft that could bomb the U.S.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore