How to identify your iPad model

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How to identify your iPad model

It is becoming hard to identify iPads model, too many releases as every year passes and many of them looking alike. I have gathered all the iPads Apple has released so far with its official name, release date, generation and model.

I have also added on the table screen and charging port. Screen showing if the digitiser and LCD is laminated or are they separate, and charging port showing if the charging port is soldered on the board or not, very useful information to know for technicians.

To find out your exact iPad model, look at the back of your iPad and find the model number starting with A and four digits. Then find that model number on the table.

Another way of finding any of your Apple device model is by serial search find your search number on the back of your device or setting and search it on EveryMac.

iPad Generation

Name, Year & GenModelScreen typeCharging port
iPad (2010, 1st generation)A1219, A1337SeparateNo soldering/ Dock
iPad (2011, 2nd generation)A1395, A1396, A1397SeparateNo soldering/ Dock
iPad (2012, 3rd generation)A1403, A1416, A1430SeparateNo soldering/ Dock
iPad (2012, 4th generation)A1458, A1459, A1460SeparateNo soldering
iPad (2017, 5th generation)A1822, A1823SeparateSoldering
iPad (2018, 6th generation)A1893, A1954SeparateSoldering
iPad 10.2 (2019, 7th generation)A2197, A2200, A2198SeparateSoldering
iPad 10.2 (2020, 8th generation)A2270, A2428, A2429, A2430SeparateSoldering

iPad Mini Generation

Name, Year & GenModelScreen typeCharging port
iPad Mini 1 (2012, 1st generation)A1432, A1454, A1455SeparateSoldering
iPad Mini 2 (2013, 2nd generation)A1489, A1490, A1491SeparateSoldering
iPad Mini 3 (2014, 3rd generation)A1599, A1600SeparateSoldering
iPad Mini 4 (2015, 4th generation)A1538, A1550Glued Soldering
iPad Mini 5 (2019, 5th generation)A2133, A2124, A2126, A2125GluedSoldering

iPad Air Generation

Name, Year & GenModelScreen typeCharging port
iPad Air (2013, 1st generation)A1474, A1475, A1476SeparateSoldering
iPad Air (2014, 2nd generation)A1566, A1567GluedSoldering
iPad Air (2019, 3rd generation)A2152, A2123, A2153, A2154GluedSoldering
iPad Air (2020, 4th generation)A2316, A2324, A2325, A2072GluedNo soldering/ USB C

iPad Pro Generation

Name, Year & GenModelScreen typeCharging port
iPad Pro (2015, 12.9-inches, 1st generation)A1584, A1652GluedSoldering
iPad Pro (2016, 9.7-inches)A1673, A1674, A1675GluedSoldering
iPad Pro (2017, 10.5-inches)A1701, A1709, A1852GluedSoldering
iPad Pro (2017, 12.9-inches, 2rd generation)A1670, A1671, A1821GluedSoldering
iPad Pro (2018, 11-inch 1st Generation)A1980, A2013, A1934, A1979GluedNo soldering/ USB C
iPad Pro (2018, 12.9-inches, 3rd generation)A1876, A2014, A1895, A1983GluedNo soldering/ USB C
iPad Pro (2020, 11 inch 2nd Generation)A2228, A2068, A2230, A2231GluedNo soldering/ USB C
iPad Pro (2020, 12.9-inches 4th generation)A2229, A2069, A2232, A2233GluedNo soldering/ USB C


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