The first iPad came out five years ago today. Lately, most of what you hear about the tablet is that sales are in a slump, and it’s true: year-over-year sales have been down for four straight quarters, and in a couple of weeks we’ll find out whether it will be five straight.
But even a slumping iPad is still a formidable sales juggernaut—Apple sold a total of 63.4 million iPads in those four quarters, generating $27.8 billion in revenue. It’s not a patch on the iPhone, which can sell more units than that in a single quarter, but the tablet lineup is still generating a lot of money for Apple.
Today we’re taking a quick walk down memory lane, revisiting our reviews of each iPad and remembering what each model is best remembered for.