How To Identify An iPad Model?

Ever wondered which iPad Model are you holding right now? Is it an iPad 3 or is it iPad 4? Both of them looked the same. So, how can you differentiate them? This is specially important if you’re buying a second hand iPad from some strangers. You want to know if the iPad they are handing over to you is the exact model they claimed. In this article, you will learn How To Identify An iPad Model.

Identify iPad Model

Step 1:

Turn to the back of the iPad and look at the fine prints (the circled area of the image above).

Step 2:

The storage capacity of the iPad is printed clearly on that iPad body – 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.

Step 3:

Look for the model number at the fine print. The iPad model number starts with Axxxx whereby xxxx are numerical characters. Example: A1458.

Step 4:

Head over to the following link from and match the model number found on that iPad body to identify an iPad Model.
Identify An iPad Model:

It is that simple. This link is applicable to all iPad models including the iPad Mini. We hope you find this information helpful.

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3 Responses to “How To Identify An iPad Model?”

  1. Why so difficult? iPad 4 has lightning connector. iPad 3 has old 30 pin connector. Thats all there is to it. Duh…

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      You’re right ABC. It’s easy to spot the lighting connector. However, this method is useful when you’re trying to differentiate an iPad 2 and iPad 3. It’s not very easy to differentiate which one has the Retina Display when you don’t have both models to compare with. :)


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