This graph shows global sales figures for Apple's iPad from the third quarter of 2010 to the company's most recent financial quarter. 4.69 million iPads were sold from January to March 2011 (Q2 2011). The iPad was unveiled in January 2010 by then-CEO Steve Jobs and became available to the public three months later. In contrast to earlier tablet PCs, the iPad was marketed as a consumer device that would fill the gap between smartphones and laptop computers. The iPad is closely related to Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch, as it uses the same operating system and multi-touch user interface.