While iPad features a state of the art technology so advanced most of us cannot even begin to understand, it is built is such way that all the common people can use it very easily. Indeed, how many of us know exactly what is under the hood of a car and what all those wires and pipes and wheels out there do to make the care run sometimes over 100 Mph? The same story applies to iPad. But sometimes you just need to know some specs in order for example to give the right price to a seller. So, it is very important to know the version of an iPad, and here How you can tell which iPad I have:
First look at the back of the iPad; on the lower center you will see the word iPad and the amount of storage it houses inside. Apple has three types of iPad if you judge along this criteria: 16, 32 and 64 Gb. If you continue reading the label you will notice that it says “model” and a five characters beginning with “A” letter.
Based on this info, you can go on official Apple page and check the exact model. Here are all the models you can possibly find from iPad, classified according to this special model number:
A 1432 – iPad mini Wi – Fi.
Introduced in 2012 it comes in a white or black front bezel and silver or slate aluminum housing. It also has FaceTim HD and iSight cameras.
A 1454 – iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular
Introduced in late 2012 it features a nano SIM tray on the left for users to be able to insert a SIM card. Compared to A 1432 model this one is capable to access the Internet via WiFi but also via your cellular network which makes it even more portable and versatile. This model is particularly advantageous for people who are constantly on the move, as it has both internet access options enabled.
A 1455 – iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM).
Introduced in late 2012 it has lighting connector, nano SIM tray on the side, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras. This is the most advanced model of iPad Mini available to this date.
A 1458 – iPad 4th generation Wi-Fi
This iPad was made available to customers around the world in the late 2012. It has white or black front bezel with a 9.7 inch Retina display. This type of display is specially designed by Apple to produce incredible and high resolution images that gives users a seamless viewing experience without blurry pixelation.
A 1459 – iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
This model was launched in the late 2012 and features a micro SIM tray on the right side. It has two distinctive ways to access the Internet, either via (classical) wireless network or via cellular network provider.
A 1460 – iPad 4th generation Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM)
It was introduced in the late 2012 and has the same micro SIM tray on the same right side plus the 9.7 inch Retina display and FaceTime HD and iSight cameras. This is the best iPad model (so far available) in the market.
A 1416 – iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi
It was introduced in early 2012 on the market and features white or black bezel on the front plus a 30 pin proprietary connector.
A 1430 – iPad 3rd generation Wi-Fi + Cellular
Introduced in early 2012 this model has a micro SIM tray on the right side to accommodate the SIM card from your network provider. It has a dual access type (Wi-Fi and also cellular) internet connection.
A 1403 – iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (VZ).
Introduced in the early 2012 it has FaceTime and iSight cameras plus a tray for micro SIM card and it measures 9.5 inch tall and 7.31 inch wide.
A 1395 – iPad 2
This is the model introduced in the year 2011 and was the most popular model then and is still preferred by a lot of users.
A 1396 – iPad 2
Introduced in 2011 this is the GSM model that features a micro-SIM tray on the right side plus the 30 pin connector and white or black front sides.
A 1397 – iPad 2
Launched in 2011 this is the CDMA model specially design to meet the requirements of special Internet providers. It also feature FaceTime front and rear cameras plus comes in brilliant white or black colors.
A 1219 – iPad (Wi-Fi)
Introduced in 2012 this model has black front sides and silver (white) back and also houses a 30 pin connector.
A 1337 – iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G).
This is an Apple tablet that was introduced in 2012 it feature a standard SIM tray to help you go online via cellular provider. Also comes with black front bezel and white back and features the well-known 30 pin proprietary connector.