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How to Identify the Different iPad Models & Generations

Apple is in the process of launching two new varieties of iPads. You can figure out the iPad type by the serial number but to make the process of identifying the iPad you own easier we have the perfect guide. It would help in making repairs or buying parts a hassle-free experience, you will be able to do it on your own. This is a comprehensive list and has all iPad models even the latest ones.

Start with finding the iPad’s model number

It is the simplest thing to start with. It does not even require you to switch the iPad on. Turn the pad and take a look at the back of it. Locate the iPad writing, beneath it look closer. In smaller prints you will find the model number written.

In the circumstance you do not want to open the iPad case, another method of locating iPad number is by the following steps

  • Go to the settings tab
  • Locate the About section
  • Search for where it is written Model
  • The long number ending with A is not the model but SKU number, do not be confused
  • SKU gives information about capacity and country code
  • On the Model section the number starting with A is actually the model number

Take a note of the number. Now refer to the below guide to find out more about your device.

iPad Models and Generations

Name and Model Number

  • iPad – A1219, A1337
  • iPad 2 – A1395, A1396, A1397
  • iPad 3rd Generation – A1403, A1416, A1430
  • iPad 4th Generation – A1458, A1459, A1460
  • iPad 5th Generation – A1822, A1823
  • iPad 6th Generation – A1893, A1954

iPad mini Models and Generations

  • iPad mini – A1432, A1454, A1455
  • iPad mini 2 – A1489, A1490, A1491
  • iPad mini 3 – A1599, A1600
  • iPad mini 4 – A1538, A1550
  • iPad mini 5 – A2133, A2124, A2126, A2125

iPad Air Models and Generations

  • iPad Air – A1474, A1475, A1476
  • iPad Air 2 – A1566, A1567
  • iPad Air 3 – A2152, A2123, A2153, A2154

iPad Pro Models and Generations

  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch – A1584, A1652
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inch – A1673, A1674, A1675
  • iPad Pro 10.5 inch – A1701, A1709
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2nd Generation – A1670, A1671
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch 3rd Generation – A1876, A2014, A1895, A1983
  • iPad Pro 11 inch – A1980, A2013, A1934, A1979

Let us look at the year wise model

2010

  • Model: A1219 (Wi-Fi), A1337 (Wi-Fi and 3G)
  • Capacity: 16, 32, 64 GB

2011 – iPad 2

  • Model: A1395 (Wi-Fi), A1396 (GSM Model), A1397 (CDMA Model)
  • Capacity: 16, 32, 64 GB

Other markers include the following

  • white or black front bezel
  • 30 pin connector
  • micro-SIM tray on the A1396
  • FaceTime and rear cameras.​

2012 – iPad Model 3rd generation

  • Model: A1416 (Wi-Fi), A1430 (Wi-Fi and Cellular), A1403 (Wi-Fi and Cellular (VZ)
  • Capacity: 16, 32, 64 GB

Markers include the following

  • white or black front bezel
  • 30 pin connector
  • micro-SIM tray on right side
  • FaceTime and iSight cameras

2012- iPad 4th Generation

  • Model: A1458 (Wi-Fi), A1459 (Wi-Fi and Cellular), A1460 (Wi-Fi and Cellular (MM)
  • Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB

Other markers include the following

  • white or black front bezel
  • 7-inch Retina Display
  • Lightning connector
  • micro-SIM tray on right side
  • FaceTime HD and iSight cameras

2017 – iPad 5th Generation

  • Model: A1822 (Wi-Fi), A1823 (Wi-Fi and Cellular)
  • Capacity: 32, 128 GB

Other features include the following

  • white or black front bezel
  • 7-inch Retina Display
  • Lightning connector
  • nano-SIM tray on right side
  • FaceTime HD and iSight cameras
  • Touch ID
  • aluminum casing in silver, gold, or space gray.

2018 – iPad 6th Generation

  • Model: A1893, A1954
  • Capacity: 32, 128 G

Other features include the following

  • white or black front bezel
  • 7-inch Retina Display
  • Lightning connector
  • nano-SIM tray on right side for Wi-Fi and Cellular
  • FaceTime HD and 8MP cameras
  • Touch ID
  • aluminum housing in silver, gold, or space gray, Apple Pencil support.

iPad mini

Name Model Capacity Features
iPad mini, 2012 A1432 Wi-Fi, A1454 Wi-Fi and Cellular, A1455 Wi-Fi and Cellular (MM) 16, 32, 64 GB White or black front bezel, Lightning connector, nano-SIM tray on left side, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, aluminum housing in slate or silver.

 

iPad mini 2 (Late 2013, early 2014.)

 

A1489 Wi-Fi, A1490 Wi-Fi and Cellular, A1491 Wi-Fi and Cellular (TD-LTE) 16, 32, 64, 128 GB White or black front bezel, 7.9-inch Retina Display, Lightning connector, nano-SIM tray on left side, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, aluminum housing in space gray or silver.
iPad mini 3 (Late 2014) A1599, A1600 Wi-Fi and Cellular 16, 64, 128 GB White or black front bezel, 7.9-inch Retina Display, Lightning connector, nano-SIM tray on left side, Touch ID, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, aluminum housing in space gray, silver, or gold.
iPad mini 4 (Late 2015) A1538, A1550 Wi-Fi and Cellular 16, 32, 64, 128 GB White or black front bezel, 7.9-inch Retina Display, Lightning connector, nano-SIM tray on right side, Touch ID, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, aluminum housing in space gray, silver, or gold.
iPad mini 5 (2019) A2133, A2124, A2126, A2125​ 64GB, 256GB 7.9-inch Retina display, wide color display, True Tone display technology, aluminum housing comes in silver, space gray, or gold, Lightining connector, nano-SIM tray on right side, Touch ID, first-generation Apple Pencil support.

 

Now let us look at the iPad Air

Name Model Capacity Features
iPad Air (Late 2013, Early 2014) iPad Air

Year: Late 2013, Early 2014

16, 32, 64, 128 GB White or black front bezel, 9.7-inch Retina Display, Lightning connector, nano-SIM tray on right side, Touch ID, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, aluminum housing in space gray or silver.
iPad Air 2​ (Late 2014) A1566, A1567 Wi-Fi and Cellular 16, 32, 64, 128 GB White or black front bezel, 9.7-inch Retina Display, Lightning connector, nano-SIM tray on right side, Touch ID, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, aluminum housing in space gray, silver, or gold.

 

iPad Air 3 (2019) A2152, A2123, A2153, A2154 64GB, 256GB 10.5-inch Retina display, wide color display, True Tone display technology, aluminum housing in silver, space gray, or gold, Lightning connector, nano-SIM tray on right side, Touch ID, support for first-generation Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.

 

Let us look at the iPad pros

Name Model Capacity Features
iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2015) A1584, A1652 Wi-Fi and Cellular 32, 128, 256 GB White or black front bezel, 12.9-inch Retina Display, Lightning port, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side, Touch ID, FaceTime HD camera and iSight camera, aluminum housing in space gray, silver, or gold, four-speaker audio, Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard support.
iPad Pro 9.7 inch (2016) A1673, A1674 Wi-Fi and Cellular​, A1675 Wi-Fi and Cellular. 32, 128, 256 GB White or black front bezel, 9.7-inch Retina Display, True Tone display technology, Lightning connector, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side on Wi-Fi and Cellular versions, Touch ID, FaceTime HD camera and iSight camera with flash, aluminum housing in space gray, silver, gold, or rose gold, four-speaker audio, Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard support.
iPad Pro 10.5 inch (2017) A1701, A1709 Wi-Fi and Cellular 64, 256, 512 GB White or black front bezel, 10.5-inch Retina Display, True Tone display technology, ProMotion technology, Wide color display (P3), Lightning connector, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side on Wi-Fi and Cellular version, Touch ID, FaceTime HD camera and iSight cameras with flash, aluminum housing in space gray, silver, gold, or rose gold, four-speaker audio, Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard support.
iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2nd Generation (2017) A1670, A1671 Wi-Fi and Cellular​. 64, 256, 512 GB White or black front bezel, 12.9-inch Retina Display, True Tone display technology, ProMotion technology, Wide color display (P3), Lightning connector, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side on Wi-Fi and Cellular version, Touch ID, FaceTime HD camera and iSight cameras with flash, aluminum housing in space gray, silver, or gold, four-speaker audio, Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard support.
iPad Pro 12.9 inch 3rd Generation (2018) A1876, A2014, A1895, A1983 64, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB Edge-to-edge display, no Home button, black front bezel, 12.9-inch Liquid Retina Display, ProMotion technology, TruTone display, Wide color display (P3), USB-C Connector, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side on Wi-Fi and Cellular version, Face ID, TrueDepth camera and 12MP back camera, aluminum housing in space gray or silver, four-speaker audio, 2nd generation Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard Folio support.

Keep this guide handy for quick reference to your iPad model, generation and other related information.

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