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Which iPad model do I Own?

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Written by Hassan Abbas

Which iPad model do I Own? It’s a bit confusing thing. If you want to find out which iPad version you’ve got, either because you’re selling it, or as you need to know if a specific software will work on it, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll help you to search out which iPad you have.

Apple needs to downplay the model numbers of its tablets. However, in any situation, it isn’t quite simple as iPad 1 to iPad 21. There are a total of 21 iPad version over the years, that we can divide into 4 sub-brands:

iPad:

  • iPad/2/3/ 4/ 9.7in (2017)/ 9.7in (2018)/10.2in (2019)
  • Air, Air 2, Air (2019)
  • mini, mini 2 with Retina display, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad mini (2019)
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2015), iPad Pro 9.7in (2016), iPad Pro 10.5in (2017), iPad Pro 12.9in (2017), iPad 11in (2018), iPad 12.9in (2018)

Making things quite difficult. However, the device you own might advertise as just ‘iPad’ in the shop. But don’t fret! In this article, we’ll explain to you which version (Which iPad model do I Own) and the generation of iPad you’ve got.

Head over to Setting

The simplest method to find out which iPad you’ve got is to open the Settings app. Once you open it moves to General > About. At the top of the list, you’ll then view one for version Name.

That’s might answered your question already. Make sure there’s a separate entry for Version Number. In fact, clicking this toggles between two various numbers. The one starting with an A and the other starting with an M. The A number is quite essential when obtaining the identity and tablet specs.

Check iPad’s Version Number – Which iPad model do I Own?

What happens if your iPad is broken or out of power, or for other reasons you can’t head over to the Settings app? We can find out alternatives methods.

iPad

Now, Apple doesn’t just write the generation and version name at the back of each iPad. However, it is quite easy. But you will find a version number marked there. Also, you can use this to work out the rest. This version number is quite similar to the A number that we saw in the Settings app previously.

On the iPad, for instance, the A-number is A1652, which tells us it’s an iPad Pro 12.9in (2015) with cellular.

After you’ve found your mobile A number – either after looking on it’s back. Then check the Settings app – you can also tell which iPad it is after checking it against the following table. We’ve also added other hints that might help if you can’t find the version number.

Which iPad model do I Own? Just dive down below!

Table:

iPad model

Version number

Notes

iPad (iPad 1)
A1219 (Wi-Fi version)
A1337 (cellular version)
Mid-size screen (9.7in diagonally). The old 30-pin port under it. No camera apertures. Also, it is available in black front.
iPad 2
A1395 (Wi-Fi)
A1397, A1396 (cellular)
Mid-size screen (9.7in). Old 30-pin port. Available with black or white front (back is silver). Launch in March 2011.
iPad 3 (iPad third generation or ‘New iPad’)
A1416 (Wi-Fi)
A1430, A1403 (cellular)
Mid-size screen (9.7in). Old 30-pin port. Also, available in white or black colour. Launch in March 2012.
iPad 4 (iPad 4th-generation)
A1458 (Wi-Fi)
A1459, A1460 (cellular)
Mid-size screen (9.7in). The lightning port under it. Also, available in white or black colour. Retina display.
iPad 9.7in (2017) (iPad, iPad 2017 or iPad 5th-generation)
A1822 (Wi-Fi)
A1823 (cellular)
Mid-size screen (9.7in). The lightning port at the bottom. Available in gold, silver or Space Grey (black).
iPad 9.7in (2018) (iPad, iPad 2018 or iPad 6th-generation)
A1893 (Wi-Fi)
A1954 (cellular)
  • Mid-size screen (9.7in).
  • Lightning port.
  • Colours: silver, gold or Space Grey.
  • Retina display.
iPad 10.2in (2019) (iPad 7th-generation)
A2197 (Wi-Fi)
A2200, A2198 (cellular)
  • Mid-size screen (10.2in).
  • Lightning port.
  • Colours: silver, gold or Space Grey.
  • Retina display.
iPad Air (aka iPad Air 1)
A1474 (Wi-Fi)
A1475 (cellular)
  • Mid-size screen (9.7in).
  • Lightning port.
  • black or white in colour.
  • Retina display.
  • Launch in November 2013.
iPad Air 2
A1566 (Wi-Fi)
A1567 (cellular)
  • Mid-size screen (9.7in).
  • Lightning port.
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor on Home button.
  • Colour: silver, gold or Space Grey.
  • Retina display.
iPad Air (2019) (aka iPad Air 3rd generation)
A2152 (Wi-Fi)
A2123, A2153 (cellular)
  • Mid-size screen (10.5in).
  • Lightning port.
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor on Home button.
  • Colours: silver, gold or Space Grey.
  • Retina display.
iPad mini (iPad mini 1)
A1432 (Wi-Fi)
A1454, A1455 (cellular)
  • Smaller screen
  • Lightning port.
  • Available in black or white.
iPad mini 2 (aka iPad mini with Retina display)
A1489 (Wi-Fi)
A1490 (cellular)
Smaller screen (7.9in). Lightning port. Available in black or white. Retina display.
iPad mini 3
A1599 (Wi-Fi)
A1600 (cellular)
  • Smaller screen (7.9in).
  • Lightning port.
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • Colours: silver, gold or Space Grey.
  • Retina display.
iPad mini 4
A1538 (Wi-Fi)
A1550 (cellular)
Smaller screen (7.9in). Lightning port. Touch ID fingerprint sensor on Home button. Also, available in silver, gold or Space Grey. Retina display.
iPad mini (2019) (aka iPad mini 5th generation)
A2133 (Wi-Fi)
A2124, A2126 (cellular)
Smaller screen (7.9in). Lightning port. Also, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the Home button. Available in silver, gold or Space Grey. Retina display.
iPad Pro 12.9in (2015)
A1584 (Wi-Fi)
A1652 (cellular)
Large screen (12.9in). Lightning port. Also, it has a smart connector for the Smart Keyboard on the lefthand side. Colours are silver, gold or Space Grey. Retina display. Four speakers. Launch in September 2015.
iPad Pro 9.7in (2016)
A1673 (Wi-Fi)
A1674, A1675 (cellular)
Middle-size screen (9.7in). Lightning port. Smart Connector for the Smart Keyboard on the left. Colours are available in silver, gold, Space Grey or Rose Gold (pink). Retina display. Four speakers.
iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) (iPad Pro 2nd-generation)
A1701 (Wi-Fi)
A1709 (cellular)
Middle-size screen (10.5in). Lightning port. Smart connector on the left-hand side. Colours are silver, gold, Space Grey or Rose Gold (pink). Retina display. Four speakers.
iPad Pro 12.9in (2017) (aka iPad Pro 12.9in 2nd-generation)
A1670 (Wi-Fi)
A1671 (cellular)
Big screen (12.9in). Lightning port. Smart connector on the left-hand side. Available in silver, gold or Space Grey. Retina display. Four speakers.
iPad Pro 11in (2018) (aka iPad Pro third generation)
A1980 (Wi-Fi)
A2013, A1934 (cellular)
  • Mid-size screen (11in).
  • USB-C port.
  • Colours: Silver or Space Grey
  • RAM: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of storage.
  • Four speakers.
iPad Pro 12.9in (2018) (aka iPad Pro 12.9in 3rd-generation)
A1876 (Wi-Fi)
A2014, A1895 (cellular)
  • Big screen (12.9in).
  • USB-C port.
  • Colours: Silver or Space Grey
  • RAM: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of storage.
  • Four speakers.

Home button

Home button

We’ll begin looking at physical clues. The clearest thing is the Home button at the bottom of the screen – or rather, the absence of one.

The iPad Pro version from 2018 doesn’t have Home buttons, rather than offering an all-screen design. It seems like this:

If there’s a Home button at the bottom of the display. Then you’ve got an iPad Pro from 2017 or earlier or a non-Pro version. The Home button seems like this:

Lightning, USB-C, or 30-pin dock

USB-C-Which iPad model do I Own

Another easiest way of telling some iPads – specifically the iPad 3 and iPad 4, that are alternatively quite similar- is whether they have a USB-C, Lightning or old 30-pin dock connector under it.

Speaker setup

The best thing in the iPad Pro range is 4-speaker audio.

Speaker setup

All other iPad versions are limited to twin-speaker audio, using these two speakers arranged either side of the Lightning (or on older models 30-pin) dock under it. But the 4 iPad Pro version each have 4 speakers, with two under it and others two at the top.

Retina display

Retina display-Which iPad model do I Own

If your iPad has Retina display then the resolution of the display screen will be quite better than an iPad that doesn’t have a Retina display. However, if you can’t compare these two iPads side by side it’s unlikely you will be able to tell whether you have one or not.

Storage

Storage-Which iPad model do I Own

You’ll easily tell the storage of your iPad after looking on the back of the device. Some iPads offer 32GB, 64GB, 128GB or 256GB, but the Pro version move as high as 512GB or also 1TB.

Alternatively, you can head over to Settings > General > About and check beside where it says capacity. If your iPad has a storage of 1TB, then it is from 2018 generation of iPad Pro version – so you have to measure the display screen and find out if it’s the 11in or the 12.9in models.

Besides this, there has a huge range of storage offerings over the year that it’s simpler to use the version number.

Conclusion:

Here’s all about “Which iPad model do I Own”. So here a complete review of all iPad models. So hurry up pick one and don’t forget to share your views about iPad models? Which one did you go for it?

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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