It is hard to believe it has only been one year since Apple unleashed the iPad on the world. However, a lot has happened in that time frame and as we hit the one-year anniversary mark iPadNewsDaily takes a look back at the Year of the iPad.
Mar. 12, 2010: iPad preordering begins from Apple.com for U.S. residents.
April, 3, 2010: Apple sells 300,000 of its iPad tablet computers as of midnight on Saturday, April 3. The sales figure includes retail sales at Apple stores as well as deliveries to those who pre-ordered the device.
April 22, 2010: Apple delays international sales of the iPad until the end of May. The company is not been able to keep up with demand in the United States. Also that day, Princeton University blocks 20 percent of the iPads on campus because of "malfunctions that can affect the entire school's computer system.
April 26, 2010: Elan Microelectronics, a Taiwanese chip maker sues Apple , claiming many Apple products infringe on its multitouch patents.
April 30, 2010: The Wi-FI + 3G iPad goes on sale in the U.S., with service initially available only from AT&T.
May 4, 2010: Apple announces that it has sold one million iPads since the tablet computer hit the market 28 days earlier.
May 28, 2010: International iPad sales begin nearly two months after the device's initial U.S. launch.
June 1, 2010: Apple announces that the company has sold its two millionth iPad. The new sales milestone comes less than two months after the tablet computer hit stores and mailboxes on April 3.
June 2, 2010: AT&T announces a new data plan for iPad users that does away with the $29.99 unlimited plan for new owners of the tablet computer.
June 9, 2010: The private emails of thousands of iPad owners may have been exposed due to a security loophole on AT&T's 3G network.
June 22, 2010: Apple sells 3 Millionth iPad in 80 days.
Aug. 3, 2010: Apple becomes third-largest player in the global portable computing market due to the rapid success of the iPad.
Aug. 19 , 2010: Verizon to Give iPads Access to Live TV. Verizon plans to launch a new iPad app to give FiOS TV subscribers the opportunity to stream live television through a home Wi-Fi connection.
Aug. 20, 2010: An LG executive tells the Wall Street Journal that its first tablet computer will be "better than the iPad."
Sept. 15, 2010: Apple releases a beta version of its iOS 4.2 software slated to launch in November. .
Sept. 17, 2010: A comment from Best Buy's CEO serves as the latest evidence that the iPad is in fact eating other portable computers' lunch.
Oct. 8 , 2010: Hearst and Apple team up to help everyone who wants to read about $3,500 sports coats, mix the perfect Rusty Nail and look at pictures of Evangeline Lilly leaning over the hood of a classic with an app for Esquire magazine.
Oct. 15, 2010: Walmart begins selling the iPad in stores this Friday.
Oct. 15, 2010: AT&T is convinced that business people have just as much need for an iPad as the general public, and in an announcement the company reveals it is specifically targeting businesses as potential iPad customers.
Oct. 19, 2010: Many analysts have speculated that Apple sold more iPads than Macs, but it's speculation no more. Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirms this in an earnings call.
Nov. 2 , 2010: Hackers unlock iPad's latest operating system.
Nov. 2, 2010: Apple's iPad snags 95 percent tablet space.
Nov. 5, 2010: Apple App Store surges past 300,000.
Nov. 5, 2010: iPad factory in China reports 14th suicide.
Nov. 8, 2010: Best Buy Mobile starts selling iPads.
Nov. 11, 2010: Galaxy Tab marks first wave of real iPad competition.
Nov. 22, 2010: Multitasking comes to the iPad with iOS 4.2 release.
Nov. 30, 2010: iPad debuts in new parts of Europe and Asia.
Dec. 15, 2010: New iPad camera connection kit improves on Apple’s version.
Dec. 28, 2010: Apple and several app makers are subjects of a lawsuit alleging they transmit iPad and iPhone users’ personal information to ad networks without proper consent.
Jan. 5, 2011: Analysts predict tablet computer market set to soar.
Jan. 13, 2011: iOS 4.3 arrives for developers and adds new iPad features.
Jan. 19, 2011: Murdoch, Jobs to reveal iPad-only newspaper.
Jan. 21, 2011: Apple COO slams iPad competition.
Jan. 25, 2011: British girl downloads 10-Billionth app.
Feb. 9, 2011: Component manufacturers begin rolling out iPad 2 parts.
Feb. 14, 2011: FAA approves iPad for pilots’ flight planning.
Feb. 15, 2011: Apple says it wants 30 percent of subscription fees for magazine and video apps.
March 2, 2011: Apple unveils iPad 2: Faster, thinner for same price.
March 11, 2011: iPad 2 goes on sale.
March 14, 2011: iPad 2 sells out and Apple announces up to one month shipping delays.
March 15, 2011: More shipping delays for iPad 2. The online wait reaches up to five weeks.
March 15, 2011: Hacker jailbreaks iPad 2.
March 28, 2011: The faster, lighter iPad 2 is in sizzling demand overseas.
April 1, 2011: The first generation iPad is almost extinct from store shelves.