Apparently iPad was first introduced by South Korean hardware manufacturer LG Electronics at the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover, Germany 9 years ago. I am surprised reading this article. LG Electronics demonstrated for the first time a Linux-based Web pad called The Digital iPAD.The iPad is powered by a 206Mhz Intel SA-1110 system-on-chip processor and an in-built 64 SDRAM module. It offers some expandability with a slot for Flash memory cards and PCMCIA cards. Read more here.
Also the name iPhone and iOS was licensed from cisco.
1. Apple stole the iPad trademark from LG http://goo.gl/df8Mg
2. Apple stole the name iOS from Cisco https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisco_IOS
3. Apple stole the name iPhone from Cisco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_iPhone