The real reason why iPads are made in China has to do with the periodic table of elements. There are some elements only found in China that are rarely found anywhere else. Things from the iPad’s batteries, display, and even the smart cover magnet all are built with these elements.
These elements are hard to export out of China. The only way China would let Apple export the metals would be if most iPads were manufactured in China.
This answers the questions, “What does the periodic table have to do with the iPad?” and, “what’s the big deal of learning the periodic table of elements?”
So without the periodic table of elements, the iPad wouldn’t be as great.