We have comprised a list of every iPad to date making it a little easier for you to identify which model of iPad you have. This can be confusing even for us when trying to diagnose a fault on an iPad. We often have customers ask us for a quote for an iPad repair but they do not know which model of iPad they actually have.

iPad (1st Generation)

This is the original iPad that was launched in spring of 2010 and it was powered by the same apps as the current iPhone with the exception that it was run in compatibility mode. The original iPad still has some uses, but it no longer supports operating system updates.

iPad2 (2nd Generation)

The iPad 2 was similar to the original iPad but with the addition of dual-facing camera, this would allow users to take pictures and videos. The iPad 2 offered twice the processing power and a more powerful graphics processor. This iPad was also 33% thinner and 15% lighter than the original iPad.

iPad (3rd Generation)

The 3rd generation of iPad, also known as the “new iPad” launched in spring of 2012 and offered a 2056x1536 resolution retina display, at the time it was the highest available display resolution for tablets and the “new iPad” launched with 4G compatibility included, this generation of iPad made use of the same processor used in the iPad 2 but with an updated graphics processor to handle the increase in resolution. 

iPad Mini (1st Generation)

The iPad Mini is the smallest iPad to be launched in fall of 2012, offering a 7.9-inch display, which is slightly larger than other competitors and made use of the same processor as the iPad 2, the iPad Mini offered many of the same features as the iPad 2 with the additional feature of 4G compatibility that was introduced at the start of the year.

iPad (4th Generation)

The 4th Generation iPad was announced as a surprise during the unveiling of the 1st generation iPad Mini. This iPad offered all the same features as the 3rd generation of iPad but this time included a more powerful processor.

The iPad Mini 2 (Second Generation)

Released in the fall of 2013, the second generation of iPad Mini was more powerful than the first generation but also offered the superior retina display. The second generation of iPad mini used the A7 processor found in the iPad Air and was roughly 40% cheaper than the iPad air.

The iPad Air (5th Generation)

The iPad Air was the first of the line of iPads to make the move to a 64-bit processor, at first it was seen as more of a marketing scheme, but once the first benchmarks were released it later proved that it was worth the transition. This generation of iPads was nearly twice as powerful as its ancestor and maintained the slim form factor as the Mini line of iPads.

The iPad Mini 3 (3rd Generation)

The third generation of iPad Mini maintained all the features that the second generation of iPad Mini produced but with the added technology of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that was placed onto the home button. This addition would allow the user to purchase apps with Apple Pay.

iPad Air 2 (6th Generation)

The iPad Air 2 was the first of the Apple tablets to steer away from following the model of the iPhone. The iPad Air 2 moved away from using a dual core processor and switched to using a tri-core processor which made it faster than its mobile counterpart and the internal memory of the tablet was increased from 1GB to 2GB.

iPad Mini 4 (4th Generation)

The iPad Mini 4 was very similar to the iPad Air 2, this means that this generation of Mini obtained a boost in performance over the Mini 3 and completely knocked the Mini 3 out of sales. This leaves only the Mini 2 and Mini 4 in the market.

iPad Pro 12.9-Inch (1st Generation)

The iPad Pro is basically a turbo-charged iPad. The 12.9-inch wasn’t only a bigger iPad, it included Apples latest processor which was twice as fast as the iPad Air 2 as well as support for Apples Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

iPad Pro 9.7-inch (1st Generation)

Apple released the 9.7-inch iPad Pro alongside it’s larger brother, while the 9.7-inch display may seem smaller, it improved the quality of the display with the addition of True Tone and a decrease in glare from bright lights.

The iPad (2017) (Also known as the 5th Gen)

Apple launched this line of iPad in 2017 and it’s essentially the same as the iPad Air 2 except it contains a faster processor and is slightly thicker than the Air models.

iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017)

The iPad Pro 10.5-inch was released in 2017 and matched the first generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro in power. While decreasing the bezels around the display the length of the iPad was only increased by around half an inch.

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2017)

The launch of the second generation of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro introduced the true tone display which was featured in the first generation 9.7-inch model, with the addition to the new true tone display the second generation of the 12.9-inch operates at 120Hz and includes a 12MP rear-facing camera.

iPad 9.7-inch (2018) (Also known as the 6th Gen)

The first generation of 9.7-inch iPad was revitalized and gained a boost in performance with a faster processor than its predecessor by switching from Apples A9 to the A10 Fusion as well as the additional feature of support with the Apple Pencil.