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How Can I Find Out Which iPad I Have? (UPDATED)

Which iPad Have I Got?

If only it were as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … Apple go to great lengths to confuse us when it comes to iPad’s don’t they? Yet it all started off so straightforward with the iPad 1 and 2.

However, the introduction of the third iPad soon had people scratching their heads with confusion.

The iPad 3 is officially called “The New iPad”, which we could live with at the time. That was until the the iPad 4 was pushed into the market in November 2012, which made the new iPad the old iPad!? The iPad 4 is officially labeled as “The iPad with Retina Display” and then the iPad 5 took on a whole new name with the iPad Air.

However the confusing thing here is that the iPad 3 (aka the New iPad) already had Retina Display, so really the iPad 4 (aka The Retina Display) should have been labelled as The iPad with Lightning Connector.

So let’s put to bed the question: Which iPad do I have? Once and for all.

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Finding out the Storage

If you are unclear on what memory your iPad holds then there is one really simple way to find out. Flip your iPad over so you are now looking at the back.

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

 What iPad Memory Have I Got?

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Check The Model Number

iPad Name, Connectivity & Reference Memory Capacity
iPad Wi-Fi (Original) A1219 16, 32, or 64GB
iPad Wi-Fi/3G/GPS (Original) A1337
iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only) A1395 16, 32, or 64GB
iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/GSM/GPS) A1396
iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/CDMA/GPS) A1397
iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only) A1416 16, 32, or 64GB
iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular AT&T/GPS) A1430
iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular Verizon/GPS) A1403
iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi Only) A1458 16, 32, 64 or 128GB
iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/AT&T/GPS) A1459
iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/Verizon & Sprint/GPS) A1460
iPad Air A1474 (Wi-Fi) 16, 32, 64 or 128GB
iPad Air A1475 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
iPad Mini A1432 (Wi-Fi), 16, 32, or 64GB
iPad Mini A1454 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, AT&T)
iPad Mini A1455 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, Sprint, Verizon)
iPad Mini Retina display A1489 (Wi-Fi) 16, 32, 64 or 128GB
iPad Mini Retina display A1490 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

What iPad Model Have I Got?

 

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iPad (1st Generation)

Discontinued

Release Dates:

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

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

Apple iPad

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)

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iPad 2 (2nd Generation)

16GB Still Available

32GB & 64GB Discontinued in March 2012

Release Dates:

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

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

Apple iPad 2

Specifications:

Chip Used: Apple A5

CPU: 1 GHz dual-core

Memory: 512 MB DDR2 RAM

Display: 1024 × 768 px 132 PPI 4:3

Dimensions: 9.50 in (241 mm) (h), 7.31 in (186 mm) (w), 0.34 in (8.6 mm) (d)

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The New iPad (3rd Generation)

Release Dates:

March 16, 2012

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

Apple iPad 3

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)

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iPad with Retina (4th Generation)

Release Dates:

November 2, 2012

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

Apple iPad 4

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)

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iPad Air (5th Generation)

Release Dates:

November 2013

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

iPad Air

 

Specifications:
Chip Used: Apple A7
CPU: 1.4 GHz 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)

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iPad Mini

Release Dates:

November 2, 2012

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

Apple Ipad Mini

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)
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iPad Mini 2 (Retina)

Release Dates:

Available End of November 2013

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

Apple Ipad Mini

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
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