It is very important to know which iPad Model do I have. Often it happens that we buy an iPad and we forget actually which model do we own. This is because Apple just has way too many iPad Models. And the company continues to launch new ones.
The major issue here is that, the numbering or naming of the iPad Models isn’t as simple as iPad 1 to 18. It has various segments – Pro, Air and Mini. Often you might have noticed an iPad being marketed as just an iPad in a retail store.
In this article, we shall go through all the details and where all you can look to know which iPad Model do you have. There are various details, such as the Model Number, the Speaker Layout, the Display and tons of more.
How to tell which iPad you have?
To begin with, you can take a look at the model number of your iPad, you can find this at the back side of your iPad. It should be mentioned at the lower part of you iPad, something like in the image below.
So, once you have the model number of your iPad, you need to search it to know which iPad you own. Check the list below and find your Model Number and find which iPad you have.
|iPad Model||Model Number||Description|
|iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd generation (2018)||A1876||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1895||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A2014||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1983||Wi-Fi + Cellular (China only)|
|iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation (2017)||A1670||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1671||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation (2015)||A1584||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1652||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|iPad Pro 11-inch (2018)||A1980||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1934||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A2013||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1979||Wi-Fi + Cellular (China only)|
|iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017)||A1701||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1709||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016)||A1673||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1674||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1675||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|iPad Air 2 (2014)||A1566||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1567||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|iPad Air (2013)||A1474||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1475||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1476||Wi-Fi + Cellular (TD-LTE)|
|iPad mini 4 (2015)||A1538||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1550||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|iPad mini 3 (2014)||A1599||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1600||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|iPad mini 2 (2013)||A1489||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1490||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1491||Wi-Fi + Cellular (TD-LTE)|
|iPad mini (2012)||A1432||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1454||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1455||Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM)|
|iPad 6th generation (2018)||A1893||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1954||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|iPad 5th generation (2017)||A1822||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1823||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|iPad 4th generation (2012)||A1458||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1459||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1460||Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM)|
|iPad 3rd generation (2012)||A1416||Wi-Fi Only|
|A1430||Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1403||Wi-Fi + Cellular (VZ)|
|iPad 2nd generation (2011)||A1395||Wi-Fi Only|
|iPad 1st generation (2010)||A1219||Wi-Fi only|
|A1337||Wi-Fi + 3G|
Did you find which Model of iPad you have? If the table above didn’t help or you aren’t able to find the Model Number of your iPad. Do not worry, there are other things as well which can help get an idea about which iPad you have.
Looking at the home screen to check if your iPad has a Home Button or no. If it doesn’t feature a Home Button, it is the latest 2018 iPad Pro.
But in-case your iPad has a Home Button that means that the iPad version is 2017 or earlier.
USB-C, Lightning or 30-pin dock
Over the years, the charging port of the iPad has been changing as well. In the beginning the iPad used to feature a 30-pin dock, which changed to Lightening to USB-C in 2018. Each one of them looks something like this.
USB-C is only featured in the latest 2018 iPad Pro. If your iPad has a lightening port which is a 8-pin connector, your iPad Model is later to September 2012. As in September 2012 was the first time an iPad featured the lightening port. Whereas, if your iPad has the noticeably larger port, it is the 30-pin dock and the iPad is pretty old (earlier to September 2012).
The number of speakers are also a easy giveaway to know which iPad Model you have. If your iPad has 4 speakers, each at the 4 corners that means you own an iPad Pro. Because only the Pro series has four-speaker set-up. Otherwise, there would be two of them at each side of the lightening port. Or the third possibility may be that there is only one at the right of the 30-pin dock.
If your iPad’s Home Screen resolution is way too crispy, that means that your iPad has a Retina Display. However, if you aren’t comparing two iPads side-by-side than it might be a little difficult to speak about it.
Retina Display was installed on all the iPad after 2012, which was after the Third Gen iPads.
3G, 4G or Wi-Fi
This one is also a pretty easy one to catch. If your iPad has a sim slot of the side, that means that the iPad has network connectivity. This can also be known by looking at the top centre of the back panel of the iPad. Wi-Fi only models do not feature a colour matching strip for network signals where-as the 3G or 4G models do have one.
If your iPad was bought after 2013, that means that the iPad does support 4G LTE. Whereas, before that the iPad only supported 3G Cellular Network.
You can check the storage of your iPad by flipping it back and checking the lower panel, there the storage should be printed – 32GB, 64GB, 128GB or 256 GB.
Checking the storage doesn’t help to a great extend but if your iPad has a storage of 1TB which is only provided in the 2018 iPad Pro model. It is very easy for you to know that.
There are easy ways to check the model of your iPad and know Which iPad I have. The model of your iPad can be useful in case you’re selling your iPad or want to check if it will support the upcoming iOS version.
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