Difference Between iPad and Nook

iPad is a type of tablet that was developed by Apple Inc. It runs on iOS and iPadOS operating systems. iPad was first launched on April 3, 2010.

Originally Nook had a small colour touchscreen with a six-inch e-paper display. It also connected with wi-fi and AT&T 3G communications.

Comparison Table Between iPad and Nook

Parameters of ComparisoniPadNook
ReleasediPad was released in April 2010 by Apple Inc.Nook was released in Oct 2009 by Barnes & Noble.
TypeIt is a tablet computer.It is an e-book reader.
Operating SystemIt has iOS and iPadOS as an operating system.It has android as an operating system.
StorageIt has a storage of 16 GB to 1 TB flash memory.It has internal flash memory.
DisplayIt has a display of 1024*768 px.It has a display of electronic paper.

What is iPad?

iPad is a form of tablet which was developed by Apple company. Its founder Steve Jobs in one of the interview, revealed that they have started developing iPad much before the coming of iPhones.

Since its inception, the iPad ran on iOs, but from 2019 it ran on iPadOS. It is multi-talented. It can download and install apps available in the iOS store, unlike Nook.

Chips used in iPad are all made up by Apple. With the latest iPad, it keeps on coming with the newest version. Recently in 2020, Apple launched its eighth generation iPad, which has a display of 2388×1688 px and an Apple Bionic chip.

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What is Nook?

Nook was developed by a book retailer store, i.e. Barnes & Noble Inc. in America, which became a brand for e-book readers. It runs on the android platform.

In 2014 the Company ended its partnership with Microsoft becoming the sole owner of Nook. In 2011 Nook sales were about USD 920 million, and it also became the holder of 13.2% market share for the e-paper readers. 

With its newer version Nook comes with a screen size of 7 to 10 inches and a display of an LCD or E-Paper. It comes with an internal flash memory of 8 to 16GB and a USB port of 2.0.

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Main Differences Between iPad and Nook

  1. iPad was released in April 2010 by Apple Inc. and manufactured by Foxconn and Pegatron on a contract basis. Nook was released in Oct 2009 by Barnes & Noble Inc., an American book retailer.
  2. iPad is a type of tablet computer which has multi-features. Nook is an e-book reader with a single feature.
Difference Between iPad and Nook


Both iPad and Nook are similar-looking devices. iPad has all the features which Nook has.

Apple has all the controls and rights on iPad and can be found in Apple stores only. Whereas the Nook application is even available on the iOs stores as well.


  1. http://www.ncl.ecu.edu/index.php/NCL/article/viewFile/315/361
  2. http://gibsoncountylibrary.pbworks.com/f/KindlevsNookvsiPad.DOC

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