Which iPad Do I Have? How to Identify the Different iPad Models & Generations

Whether you're looking for iPad accessories, preparing to sell your iPad online, or needing to replace a cracked screen or aging battery, you might be stuck on one question, "what iPad do I have?" The first piece of information you'll need to help discover which iPad version you own is to find your iPad's model number. Once you've found the model number on your iPad, you can learn which 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. Whether you have an iPad Pro, an iPad Mini, an iPad Air, or you're just not sure which type of iPad you have, it's time to learn which of the fifteen iPad models Apple has released so far is yours. 

Related: What Kind of iPhone Do I Have? All iPhone Generations & Their Model Numbers 

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iPad Models: 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:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPad.
  • Tap About.

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

How to Tell What iPad I Have: iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro Models

Use the chart below and look for your iPad's model number to find out which version of the iPad you own, click on the model number to learn more about it.

iPad Models and Generations
Name 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 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 Air Models and Generations
iPad Air A1474, A1475, A1476
iPad Air 2 A1566, A1567
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 A1701A1709
iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2nd Generation A1670A1671

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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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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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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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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​​What iPad Do I Have?

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 a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.