Apple go to great lengths to confuse us when it comes to iPad’s don’t they? We were happy enough with the iPad 1 and iPad 2 structure, and then along came the next iPad, the new iPad, the 5th Generation iPad, the iPad Air, the iPad Mini 1,2 and 3….and breathe!

Well, you lucky, lucky people, we have listed all the iPads here and provided you with some handy details that can help identify which one it is that you own.

 

Finding out the Storage

If you are unclear on what storage capacity your iPad or iPad Mini holds then the best way

to find out (other than checking the storage option under settings), is to turn your iPad over and take a look at the back.

Near the bottom under the Apple logo, and under the words ‘iPad’ you will see “16GB”, “32GB” or “64GB”.

Check The Model Number

If you take a look under the capacity identifier you will see some small printed text (you may need to really focus on this as its quite small). On the end of the first line you will see ‘Model A1XXX’. Simply make a note of what model you see and then match it up with the models in our table below.

Model

Number

iPad Mini Retina (Wi-Fi)

A1489

iPad Mini Retina (Wi-Fi & Cellular)

A1490

iPad Mini (Wi-Fi)

A1432

iPad Mini (Wi-Fi & Cellular)

A1454

iPad 6th Generation (Air 2) (Wi-Fi)

A1566

iPad 5th Generation (Air) (Wi-Fi)

A1474

iPad 5th Generation (Air) (Wi-Fi & Cellular)

A1475

iPad 4th Generation (Retina) (Wi-Fi)

A1458

iPad 4th Generation (Retina) (Wi-Fi & Cellular)

A1459

iPad 3rd Generation (New iPad) (Wi-Fi)

A1416

iPad 3rd Generation (New iPad) (Wi-Fi & Cellular)

A1430

iPad 2nd Generation (Wi-Fi)

A1395

iPad 2nd Generation (Wi-Fi & Cellular)

A1396

iPad 1st Generation (Wi-Fi)

A1219

iPad 1st Generation (Wi-Fi & Cellular)

A1337

 

iPad (1st Generation)

Discontinued

Release Dates:

April 3, 2010 (Wi-Fi) – United States

April 30, 2010 (Wi-Fi + 3G)

May 28, 2010 (UK)

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi & 3G

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Specifications:

Chip Used: Apple A4

CPU: 1 GHz

Memory: 256 MB DDR2 RAM

Display: 1024 × 768 px 132 PPI 4:3

Dimensions: 9.56 in (243 mm) (h), 7.47 in (190 mm) (w), 0.50 in (13 mm) (d)

 

iPad 2 (2nd Generation)

16GBM 32GB & 64GB Discontinued in March 2012

Release Dates:

March 11, 2011 (United States)
March 25, 2011 (International)

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi & 3G

 

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Specifications:

Chip Used: Apple A5X

CPU: 1 GHz 1 GHz dual-core

Memory: 1024 MB DDR2

Display: 2048×1536 px 264 PPI

Dimensions: 9.50 in (241 mm) (h), 7.31 in (186 mm) (w), 0.37 in (9.4 mm) (d)

 

iPad with Retina (4th Generation)

Discontinued

Release Dates:

November 2, 2012

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi & 4G

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Specifications:
Chip Used: Apple A6X
CPU: 1.4 GHz 1.4 GHz dual-core
Memory: 1024 MB DDR2
Display: 2048×1536 px 264 PPI
Dimensions: 9.50 in (241 mm) (h), 7.31 in (186 mm) (w), 0.37 in (9.4 mm) (d)

 

iPad Air (5th Generation)

Release Dates:

November 2013

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi & 4G

apple ipad modelSpecifications:

Chip Used: Apple A7

CPU: 1.4 GHz dual-core

Memory: 1024 MB DDR2

Display: 2048×1536 px 264 PPI

Dimensions: 9.40 in (240 mm) (h), 6.67 in (169.5 mm) (w), 0.30 in (7.5 mm) (d)

 

iPad Air 2 (6th Generation)

Release Dates:

October 2014

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi & 4G

apple ipad modelSpecifications:

Chip Used: Apple A8X

CPU: 1.5 GHz dual-core

Memory: 2GB LPDDR3

Display: 2048×1536 px 264 PPI

Dimensions: 9.40 in (240 mm) (h), 6.67 in (169.5 mm) (w), 0.24 in (6.1 mm) (d)

 

iPad Mini

Release Dates:

November 2, 2012

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi & 4G

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Specifications:

Chip Used: Apple A5

CPU: 1 GHz 1 GHz dual-core

Memory: 512 MB DDR2 RAM

Display: 1,024×768 px 163 PPI

Dimensions: 7.87 in (200 mm) (h), 5.3 in (130 mm) (w), 28 in (710 mm) (d)

 

iPad Mini 2

Release Dates:

November 2013

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi & 4G

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Specifications:

Chip Used: Apple A7

Display: 2048 x 1536px 326 PPI

Dimensions: 7.87 inches (200 mm) Width: 5.3 inches (134.7 mm) Thickness 7.5mm

 

iPad Mini 3

Release Dates:

October 2014

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi & 4G

apple ipad model

Specifications:
Chip Used: Apple A7
Display: 2048 x 1536px 326 PPI
Dimensions: 7.87 inches (200 mm) Width: 5.3 inches (134.7 mm) Thickness 7.5mm