Which iPad Model Do I Own?

Which iPad Model Do I Own?

Which iPad Model Do I Own? Apple offers the iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and three different sizes of iPad Pro—and there are different generations of each out there. Here’s how to tell which iPad you have your hands on.

This information is important if you want to know whether your iPad will get new versions of Apple’s iOS operating system, for example. You’ll also want to know it when selling your iPad.

How to Find the Model Number

To check your iPad’s model number, head to Settings > General > About. Look for the Model entry on this page. You’ll see a model number beginning with a M.

Tap the Model entry and it will turn into a model number beginning with an A. This is the model number you’ll use to figure out which iPad you own.

This same model number is printed on the back of your iPad. Flip your iPad over and read the small text printed under the word “iPad” on the back. You’ll see something like “Model A1822” near the iPad’s serial number.

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Convert the Model Number to a Name

This model number tells you exactly which iPad you have in your hands. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t actually provide a nice human-readable name anywhere on the iPad itself.

Here’s a helpful table to figure out which iPad you have. Either skim through the list or use your web browser’s search feature (Ctrl+F if you’re using a PC, or Command+F if you’re using a Mac) to search for the model number that appears on your iPad.

NameModelYear
iPadA1219 (Wi-Fi), A1337 (Wi-Fi + 3G)2010
iPad 2A1395 (Wi-Fi), A1396 (GSM), A1397 (CDMA)2011
iPad (3rd generation)A1416 (Wi-Fi), A1430 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), A1403 (Wi-Fi + Cellular (VZ))Early 2012
iPad (4th generation)A1458 (Wi-Fi), A1459 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), A1460 (Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM))Late 2012
iPad (5th generation)A1822 (Wi-Fi), A1823 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)2017
iPad miniA1432 (Wi-Fi), A1454 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), A1455 (Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM))Late 2012
iPad mini 2A1489 (Wi-Fi), A1490 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), A1491 (Wi-Fi + Cellular (TD-LTE))Late 2013
iPad mini 3A1599 (Wi-Fi), A1600 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)Late 2014
iPad mini 4A1538 (Wi-Fi), A1550 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)Late 2015
iPad AirA1474 (Wi-Fi), A1475 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), A1476 (Wi-Fi + Cellular (TD-LTE))Late 2013
iPad Air 2A1566 (Wi-Fi), A1567 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)Late 2014
iPad Pro (12.9-inch)A1584 (Wi-Fi), A1652 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)2015
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)A1670 (Wi-Fi), A1671 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)2017
iPad Pro (9.7-inch)A1673 (Wi-Fi), A1674 or A1675 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)2016
iPad Pro (10.5-inch)A1701 (Wi-Fi), A1709 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)2017

Each release of the iPad has at least two model numbers. The base model only includes Wi-Fi connectivity, while there’s also a more expensive model with cellular connectivity. For some iPads, there are several different cellular models with different cellular radios. The model number tells you exactly which version you have.

Some of these iPads are known by other names. For example, the iPad (3rd generation) and iPad (4th generation) are also known as the iPad 3 and iPad 4. The original iPad is sometimes known as the iPad 1.

For more details about exactly what hardware each iPad model contains, check Apple’s iPad model documentation.

How Much Storage Do You Have?

Like iPhones, Apple sells different iPads with different amounts of physical storage. The model number won’t tell you how much storage you have in your iPad, but you can view your iPad’s total storage capacity on the same page in the Settings screen.

Head to Settings > General > About to find this information. Look for the number to the right of “Capacity.”

Image Credit: Denys Prykhodov/Shutterstock.com.

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Lucila is a freelance writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to study new things. She enjoys checking out the latest grammar books and writing about video games more than anything else. If she's not running through Colorado’s breathtaking landscape, she's indoors hidden away in her cozy game room trolling noobs and leveling up an RPG character. She is a Final Fantasy IX apologist (although she loves them all… except XV), coffee aficionado, and a bit of a health nut. Lucila graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing.

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