The Complete List of all iPad Models Apple has Released

The first iPad was announced on January 20, 2010. Since then, Apple has released many iPad models. In fact, Apple has introduced so many iPad model names and numbers over the years that it has become difficult to keep track of and identify an iPad model anymore.

iPad the first generation

You may want to know more about the iPad generations. For example, you may want to buy a used iPad from a seller, and you want to know certain things about that iPad, like: When was that particular model introduced? What iPadOS version can it run? Some older model iPads have been discontinued. Some models cannot be upgraded to the latest software, and some may not support the apps you need.

As of today, Apple has released 29 iPad models. There have been four main iPad models: iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad Pro. You can also compare iPad models to see how their specs differ. To learn more about your iPad, its model number can be found on the back cover. Below we give information about all iPad models including the model numbers that belong to that model group.

iPad

iPad logo

iPad (9th generation)

  • Officially called iPad (9th generation) or iPad 9
  • Released on September 14, 2021
  • A13 Bionic chip
  • 10.2-inch Retina display
  • Touch ID
  • Capacity: 64 or 256 GB
  • Can run iPadOS 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers: A2602 (Wi-Fi), A2604 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), A2603 ( Wi-Fi + Cellular North America only)

iPad (8th generation)

  • Officially called iPad (8th generation)
  • Released on September 18, 2020
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • 10.2‑inch Retina display
  • Touch ID
  • Capacity: 32 or 128 GB
  • Can run iPadOS 14.0 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers: A2270 (Wi-Fi), A2428, A2429, A2430 ( Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad (7th generation)

  • Officially called iPad (7th generation)
  • Released on September 25, 2019
  • Apple A10 Fusion processor
  • 10.2-inch Retina display
  • Touch ID
  • Capacity: 32 or 128 GB
  • Can run iPadOS 13.1 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers: A2197 (Wi-Fi), A2200, A2198 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad (6th generation)

  • Officially called iPad (6th generation)
  • Released on March 27, 2018
  • Apple A10
  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • Touch ID
  • Capacity: 32 or 128 GB
  • Can run iOS 11.3 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers: A1893 (Wi-Fi), A1954 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad (5th generation)

  • Officially called iPad (5th generation)
  • Released on March 24, 2017
  • Apple A9 processor
  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • Touch ID
  • Capacity: 32 or 128 GB
  • iOS 10.2.1 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers: A1822 (Wi-Fi), A1823 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad (4th generation)

  • Officially called iPad with Retina display or the iPad 4
  • Released on September 12, 2012
  • Apple A6X processor
  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • Capacity: 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB
  • iOS 6.0 to 10.3.4
  • Model numbers: A1458 (Wi-Fi), A1459 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), A1460 (Wi-Fi + Cellular MM)

iPad (3rd generation)

  • Officially called The new iPad or the iPad 3
  • Released on March 16, 2012
  • Apple A5X chip
  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • Capacity: 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB
  • Can run iOS 5.1 to 9.3.6
  • Model numbers: A1416 ( Wi-Fi), A1430 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), A1403 ( Wi-Fi + Cellular VZ)

iPad (2nd generation)

  • Officially called iPad 2
  • Released on March 11, 2011
  • A5 processor
  • 9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen
  • Capacity: 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB
  • Can run iOS 4.3 to 9.3.6
  • Model numbers: A1395 (Wi-Fi), A1396 (GSM model) and A1397 (CDMA model)

iPad (1st generation)

  • Released on April 3, 2010
  • Apple A4 chip
  • 9.7-inch touchscreen display
  • Capacity: 16, 32 or 64 GB
  • Can run iPhone OS 3.2 to iOS 5.1.1
  • This model has no camera. It is the only model without a camera
  • Model numbers: A1219 (Wi-Fi) and A1337 (Wi-Fi + 3G)

iPad Air

iPad Air Logo

iPad Air (4th generation)

  • Officially called iPad Air 4
  • Released on September 15, 2020
  • A14 Bionic chip
  • 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display
  • Capacity: 64 or 256 GB
  • Touch ID
  • Can run iPadOS 14.0 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers: A2316 (Wi-Fi), A2324, A2325, A2072 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad Air (3rd generation)

  • Released on March 18, 2019
  • Apple A12 Bionic chip
  • 10.5-inch Retina display
  • Capacity: 64 or 256 GB
  • Touch ID
  • Can run iOS 12.2 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers: A2152 (Wi-Fi), A2123, A2153 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad Air 2

  • Released on October 16, 2014
  • Apple A8X chip
  • 9.7-inc Retina display
  • Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
  • Touch ID
  • Can run iOS 8.1 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers: A1566 (Wi-Fi), A1567 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad Air

  • Released on November 1, 2013
  • Apple A7 chip
  • 9.7 inches display
  • Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
  • Can run iOS 7.0.3 to 12.5.5
  • Model numbers: A1474 (Wi-Fi), A1475 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad mini

iPad mini logo

iPad mini (6th generation)

  • Released on September 14, 2021
  • A15 Bionic chip
  • 8.3-inch Retina display
  • Can run iOS 15.x, current latest release
  • Touch ID
  • Capacity: 64 or 256 GB
  • Model numbers: A2567 (Wi-Fi), A2568 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad mini (5th generation)

  • Released on March 18, 2019
  • Apple A12 Bionic chip
  • 7.9-inch Retina display
  • Can run iOS 12.2 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Touch ID
  • Capacity: 64 or 256 GB
  • Model numbers: A2133 (Wi-Fi), A2124, A2126 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad mini 4

  • Released on September 9, 2015
  • Apple A8 chip
  • 7.9-inch Retina display
  • Can run iOS 9.0 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Touch ID
  • Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
  • Model numbers: A1538 (Wi-Fi), A1550 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad mini 3

  • Released on released on October 22, 2014
  • Apple A7 chip
  • 7.9-inch Retina display
  • Capacity: 16GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Can run iOS 8.1 to 12.5.5
  • Touch ID
  • Capacity: 16, 64, 128 GB
  • Model numbers: A1599 (Wi-Fi), A1600 9Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad mini 2

  • Also, officially, called “iPad mini with Retina display” or “iPad mini 2 with Retina display”
  • Released on October 23, 2013
  • Apple A7 chip
  • 7.9-inch Retina display
  • Capacity: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Can run iOS 7.0.3 to 12.5.5
  • Model numbers: A1489 ( Wi-Fi), A1490 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), A1491 (Wi-Fi + Cellular TD-LTE)

iPad mini (1st generation)

  • Released on October 23, 2012
  • Apple A5 chip
  • 7.9-inch display
  • Capacity: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Can run iOS 6.0.1 to 9.3.6
  • Model number : A1432 ( Wi-Fi), A1454 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad Pro

iPad Pro

iPad Pro (5th generation)

  • Released on April 20, 2021
  • Apple M1 processor
  • Two models: 12.9-inch and 11-inch
  • Retina display
  • Capacity: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Face ID
  • Can run iPadOS 14.5 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers:
    • 11-inc: A2377 (Wi-Fi), A2459 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
    • 12.9-inch: A2378 (Wi-Fi), A2461 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad Pro (4th generation)

  • Released on March 25, 2020
  • A12Z Bionic chip
  • Two models: 12.9-inch and 11-inch screen
  • Retina display
  • Capacity: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB
  • Face ID
  • Can run iPadOS 13.4 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers:
    • 11-inc: A2228 (Wi-Fi), A2068, A2230 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
    • 12.9-inch: A2229 (Wi-Fi), A2069, A2232 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad Pro (3rd generation)

  • Released on October 30, 2018
  • A12X Bionic processor
  • Two models: 2.9-inch and 11-inch screen
  • Retina display
  • Capacity: 64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB
  • Face ID
  • Can run iOS 12.1 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers:
    • 11-inch: A1980 (Wi-Fi), A2013, A1934 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
    • 12.9-inch: A1876 (Wi-Fi), A2014, A1895 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad Pro (2nd generation)

  • Released on June 5, 2017
  • A10X Fusion processor
  • Two models: 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch screen
  • Retina display
  • Capacity: 64, 128, 256, or 512 GB
  • Touch ID
  • Can run iOS 10.3.2 to 15.x, current latest release
  • Model numbers:
    • 10.5-inch: A1701 (Wi-Fi), A1709 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
    • 12.9-inch: A1670 (Wi-FI), A1671 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad Pro (1st generation)

  • Released on September 9, 2015
  • Apple A9X
  • Two models: 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch
  • Retina display
  • Capacity: 32, 128, 256 GB
  • Touch ID
  • Can run iOS 9.1 to 15.x, current latest release (12.9-inch) or iOS 9.3 to 15.x, current latest release (9.7-inch)
  • Model numbers:
    • 12.9-inch: A1584 (Wi-Fi), A1652 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
    • 9.7-inch: A1673 (Wi-Fi), A1674 or A1675 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

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