Apple sure knows how to make a tablet. The iPad is consistently one of the best ranked tablets out there because of its high-end features and ease of use. Now, it's getting better for users of a certain age. That's because Apple has partnered with IBM to create an iPad just for seniors.
The new iPad will include larger text, health apps for seniors and a reminders tool for doctor's appointments. The tablet's app icons will be larger and easier to read and use.
The apps have been specially tailored for older people, including medication management programmes, exercise and diet regimes, and a simple version of the FaceTime video phone software, enabling people to speak to their families with ease.
Apple launched the new iPad in Japan, and it's been a huge hit. It became the top-selling tablet in the country in just a couple of hours. The company aims to sell 5 million of its new iPads in Japan in the next five years.
‘Our teams will dramatically improve the lives of millions of people, and that at the end of the day is what it’s all about,’ [Apple CEO Tim] Cook said. ‘Where Japan may be first, many others will follow.’
There's no word yet on when this new iPad will be available in the U.S., but it'll probably be sooner rather than later. Cook said Apple will consider releasing the tablet in other countries if it is successful in Japan.