What iPad Do I Have? How to Identify Apple's Different iPad Models & Generations (Updated for 2020 Models)

The iPad generations march on, with the newest iPad models being the fall 2020 iPad 8th Generation, which utilizes the A12 bionic chip, and the iPad Air 4, with its exciting edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display. If you want to buy some iPad accessories or to sell your iPad online so you can purchase a new one, you might be stuck on one question, "Which iPad do I have?" With so many different iPad sizes, the easiest way to identify which of the iPad versions you have is to find your iPad's model number. Compare your model number to our list to discover the type and generation of iPad you own, so you can buy parts for needed repairs, or sell your iPad online and upgrade to a newer, faster, more versatile device. Our iPad comparison list of generations and models includes this year's new iPad, so you'll be able to find your device no matter when it came out.

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iPad Models: How to Find Your iPad's Model Number

The easiest way to begin your search for which kind of iPad you own is to find your device's model number. The first method doesn't even require that you turn on your iPad; all you need to do is look on the back of your device. You'll see iPad emblazoned there, and underneath there will be smaller print, including the capital letter a, followed by a series of numbers. That's your model number. If you have your iPad in a case and don't want to take it out, you can use this method:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPad and tap General.
  2. Tap About.

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  3. Look down the page; you'll see a section entitled Model. The longer number that ends with "A" is your iPad's SKU number and gives information about its capacity and the country it's registered in.
  4. Tap on the Model section, and you'll get a shorter number that begins with "A", that's your model number. 

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Now that you have your model number, it's time to use that information to discover what kind of iPad you own.

What Generation iPad I Have: iPad Versions & Model Numbers

In the charts below, look for your iPad's model number to find out which version of the iPad you own. Tap on the model name to learn more about it.

iPad Models and Generations

Name Model Number
iPad 1 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 7th Generation A2197, A2200, A2198
iPad 8th Generation A2270, A2428, A2429, A2430

 

iPad mini Models & Generations

iPad mini 1 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 & Generations

iPad Air 1 A1474, A1475, A1476
iPad Air 2 A1566, A1567
iPad Air 3 A2152, A2123, A2153, A2154

 

iPad Pro Models & Generations

iPad Pro 12.9 inch 1st Generation 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 1st Generation A1980, A2013, A1934, A1979
iPad Pro 11 inch 2nd Generation

A2228, A2068, A2230, A2231

iPad Pro 12.9 inch 4th Generation A2229, A2069, A2232, A2233 

iPad Generations List: All the Kinds of iPads & Their Features

Below you will find all the generations of the iPad in chronological order, with details and specifications including their model numbers. If you're wondering what is the newest iPad, that will depend on whether you mean the iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, or iPad Pro.

iPad

Year: 2010

Model: A1219 (Wi-Fi), A1337 (Wi-Fi and 3G)

Capacity: 16, 32, 64 GB

​Also identified by: black front bezel, 30 pin connector, SIM tray (standard size)

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iPad 2

Year: 2011

Model: A1395 (Wi-Fi), A1396 (GSM Model), A1397 (CDMA Model)

Capacity: 16, 32, 64 GB

​Also identified by: white or black front bezel, 30 pin connector, micro-SIM tray on the A1396, FaceTime and rear cameras.​

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iPad 3rd Generation

Year: 2012

Model: A1416 (Wi-Fi), A1430 (Wi-Fi and Cellular), A1403 (Wi-Fi and Cellular (VZ)

Capacity: 16, 32, 64 GB

​Also identified by: white or black front bezel, 30 pin connector, micro-SIM tray on right side, FaceTime and iSight cameras

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iPad 4th Generation

Year: 2012

Model: A1458 (Wi-Fi), A1459 (Wi-Fi and Cellular), A1460 (Wi-Fi and Cellular (MM)

Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB

​Also identified by: white or black front bezel, 9.7-inch Retina Display, Lightning connector, micro-SIM tray on right side, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras.

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iPad 5th Generation

Year: 2017

Model: A1822 (Wi-Fi), A1823 (Wi-Fi and Cellular)

Capacity: 32, 128 GB

​Also identified by: white or black front bezel, 9.7-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.

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iPad 6th Generation

Year: 2018

Model: A1893, A1954

Capacity: 32, 128 GB

Also identified by: white or black front bezel, 9.7-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. 

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iPad 7th Generation

Year: 2019

Model: A2197, A2200, A2198

Capacity: 32, 128 GB

Also identified by: white or black front bezel, 10.2-inch Retina Display, Lightning Connector, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side for Cellular and Wi-Fi, FaceTime HD and 8MP cameras, Touch ID, aluminum housing in silver, gold, or space gray, first-generation Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard support.

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iPad 8th Generation

Year: 2020

Model: A2270, A2428, A2429, A2430

Capacity: 32, 128 GB

Also identified by: white or black front bezel, 10.2-inch Retina Display, Lightning Connector, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side for Cellular and Wi-Fi, FaceTime HD and 8MP cameras, Touch ID, aluminum housing in silver, gold, or space gray, first-generation Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard support.

Note: This model may be difficult to distinguish from its predecessor, the iPad 7th Generation, simply by looking at it. The 8th Generation iPad is identical in all physical features and even comes in the same colors. The largest difference is in processing capabilities: the 8th Generation iPad uses an A12 bionic chip, making it faster and more powerful. Use the model number for accurate identification.


​How Do I Know What iPad I Have: iPad mini

iPad mini

Year: Late 2012

Model: A1432 Wi-Fi, A1454 Wi-Fi and Cellular, A1455 Wi-Fi and Cellular (MM)

Capacity: 16, 32, 64 GB

​Also identified by: White or black front bezel, Lightning connector, nano-SIM tray on left side, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, aluminum housing in slate or silver.

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iPad mini 2

Year: Late 2013, early 2014.

Model: A1489 Wi-Fi, A1490 Wi-Fi and Cellular, A1491 Wi-Fi and Cellular (TD-LTE)

Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB

​Also identified by: 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.

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iPad mini 3

Year: Late 2014

Model: A1599, A1600 Wi-Fi and Cellular

Capacity: 16, 64, 128 GB

​Also identified by: 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.

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iPad mini 4

Year: Late 2015

Model: A1538, A1550 Wi-Fi and Cellular

Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB

​Also identified by: 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.

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iPad mini 5

Year: 2019

Model: A2133, A2124, A2126, A2125​

Capacity: 64GB, 256GB

Also identified by: 7.9-inch Retina display, wide color display, True Tone display technology, aluminum housing comes in silver, space gray, or gold, Lightning connector, nano-SIM tray on right side, Touch ID, first-generation Apple Pencil support.

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What Kind of iPad Do I Have: iPad Air

iPad Air

Year: Late 2013, Early 2014

Model: A1474 Wi-Fi, A1475 Wi-Fi and Cellular, A1476 Wi-Fi, Cellular (TD-LTE)

Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB

​Also identified by: 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.

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iPad Air 2​

Year: Late 2014

Model: A1566, A1567 Wi-Fi and Cellular 

Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB

​Also identified by: 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.

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iPad Air 3 

Year: 2019

Model: A2152, A2123, A2153, A2154

Capacity: 64GB, 256GB

Also identified by: 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.

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iPad Air 4 

Year: 2020

Model: To be released in October 2020

Capacity: 64GB, 256GB

Also identified by: 10.9-inch Liquid Retina edge-to-edge display (the most obvious identifier for this model, as edge-to-edge display is new to iPad Air as of fall 2020). New colors Green and Sky Blue, no home button, next-generation Touch ID on top button. 


​What iPad Do I Have: iPad Pro

iPad Pro 12.9 inch

Year: 2015

Model: A1584, A1652 Wi-Fi and Cellular 

Capacity: 32, 128, 256 GB

​Also identified by: 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.

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iPad Pro 9.7 inch

Year: 2016

Model: A1673, A1674 Wi-Fi and Cellular​, A1675 Wi-Fi and Cellular. 

Capacity: 32, 128, 256 GB

​Also identified by: 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.

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iPad Pro 10.5 inch

Year: 2017

Model: A1701, A1709 Wi-Fi and Cellular​.

Capacity: 64, 256, 512 GB

​Also identified by: 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.

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd Generation

Year: 2017

Model: A1670, A1671 Wi-Fi and Cellular​.

Capacity: 64, 256, 512 GB

​Also identified by: 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.

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation

Year: 2018

Model: A1876, A2014, A1895, A1983

Capacity:  64, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB

Also identified by: 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.

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iPad Pro 11 inch

Year: 2018

Model: A1980, A2013, A1934, A1979  

Capacity: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Also identified by: Edge-to-edge display, no Home button, Face ID, black front bezel, 11-inch Liquid Retina Display, ProMotion technology, Wide Color Display (P3), True Tone Display Technology, aluminum housing in space gray or silver,  USB-C Connector, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side on Pro Wi-Fi and Cellular version, TrueDepth camera, 12MP back camera, four-speaker audio, 2nd generation Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard Folio support.

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iPad Pro 11 inch (2nd Generation)

Year: 2020

Model: not yet released 

Capacity: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Also identified by: Edge-to-edge display, no Home button, Face ID, black front bezel, 11-inch Liquid Retina Display, LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, ProMotion technology, Wide Color Display (P3), True Tone Display Technology, antireflective coating, aluminum housing in space gray or silver with fingerprint-resistant coating,  USB-C Connector, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side on Wi-Fi and Cellular version, TrueDepth camera, new 10MP ultrawide camera and 12MP back cameras, five microphones and four-speaker audio, LiDAR Scanner, 2nd-generation Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard Folio support, Magic Keyboard with trackpad support.

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iPad Pro 12.9 inch (4th Generation)

Year: 2020

Model: not yet released 

Capacity: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Also identified by: Edge-to-edge display, no Home button, Face ID, black front bezel, 11-inch Liquid Retina Display, LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, ProMotion technology, Wide Color Display (P3), True Tone Display Technology, antireflective coating, aluminum housing in space gray or silver with fingerprint-resistant coating,  USB-C Connector, Smart Connector, nano-SIM tray on right side on Wi-Fi and Cellular version, TrueDepth camera, new 10MP ultrawide camera and 12MP back cameras, five microphones and four-speaker audio, LiDAR Scanner, 2nd-generation Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard Folio support, Magic Keyboard with trackpad support.

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​Did You Identify Your iPad? 

​I hope this article has helped you figure out which iPad you own; I'll be sure to add to it as Apple releases new versions of the iPad!

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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

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