Easy methods to inform which iPad mannequin you could have

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You may suppose you already know which iPad you could have. The brand new one. The large one. The rose gold one. The mini. However when it is advisable know precisely which mannequin you could have, or higher but, which technology, it may well get a bit trickier.

You do not have to be an Apple Retailer Genius to determine it out, although you do need to know the place to look… and what to search for. iPads aren’t as simply distinguishable as iPhones are, so even when you already know the dimensions, we may also help you inform whether or not it is an iPad, iPad Air, or iPad Professional.

Easy methods to discover your iPad mannequin quantity

Along with the advertising names that everyone knows so properly, all iPads have a mannequin quantity. Two of them, really. The primary one is on the gadget itself. In case you flip over your iPad, you will see a bunch of tiny writing under the phrase “iPad.” That is the place you will discover the mannequin quantity.

Look carefully on the nice print on the again, and you will find your iPad’s mannequin quantity and serial quantity.

On the finish of the highest row, you will discover the world “Mannequin,” adopted by an “A” and a four-digit string of numbers. The quantity string tells you what display screen measurement and technology of iPad you could have, in addition to whether or not it is cellular-equipped. For instance, the most recent 10.5-inch iPad Professional is A1701 for the Wi-Fi mannequin and A1709 for the LTE model.) There may be additionally a serial quantity printed right here, but it surely’s unlikely you will ever want it.

This is a chart that can assist you perceive what all of it means:

ipad model numbers chart Rob Schultz/IDG

As well as, some cellular-equipped fourth-generation iPads and first-generation iPad minis have an “MM” model indicating CDMA compatibility—although you will see that designation solely on spec sheets. In case you use one in every of these iPads on Verizon’s community, the MM model might be the one you’ve got obtained.

ipad model settings IDG

You may additionally discover a mannequin quantity in Settings. The quantity outlined in pink right here means I’ve an U.S. iPad Air 2 with 64GB of storage.

The second mannequin quantity (which is absolutely an inner SKU quantity) is in Settings. In case you faucet Common after which About, you will see a Mannequin tab that lists a very totally different quantity than the one on the rear of the gadget. It is a far more particular identifier, which gives details about the capability and nation, in addition to the kind of iPad.

In case you’re promoting or shopping for one internationally on eBay, it is an vital quantity, however in any other case the quantity on the again will inform you all the pieces it is advisable know.

This text initially posted September 27, 2013. 

This story, “Easy methods to inform which iPad mannequin you could have” was initially printed by TechHive.

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