We’re all now long used to banking, paying bills and shopping online, but the last few years have seen an explosion of apps for managing, consolidating and synchronising our financial information on our iPads, iPhones and desktops. My MacBook Pro is perfectly capable of flying me to the moon, but recently I’ve been using it to budget and manage my finances way more effectively than I’ve been able to before. I’ve switched over to a bank that has no front door (or any doors, for that matter), and it works really well for me. No supercilious bank manager to patronise me, either. A major plus.
The original iPad was released on April 3rd 2010, and has come a long way in it’s 11 year history. The all singing and dancing 8th generation was released on September 18th, 2020.
11 years is barely a generation and a half in human terms, but is centuries in computing. Without listing every single detail change between iPad generations here, we’ll provide an overview of the major changes with each upgrade.