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How do you know which iPad you have?

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The model number of each iPad is listed on the rear cover of the device. This unique model number consists of a series of characters beginning with the letter A followed by four digits.

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The original iPad, released in 2010, has two model numbers: A1219 corresponds with the Wi-Fi model, whereas A1337 corresponds with the Wi-Fi + 3G model. The iPad 2, released in 2011, has three unique model numbers: A1395 corresponds with the Wi-Fi model, A1396 corresponds with the GSM Wi-Fi + 3G model and A1397 corresponds with the CDMA Wi-Fi + 3G model. The third generation iPad, released in early 2012, also has three model numbers: A1416 corresponds with the Wi-Fi model, and both A1430 and A1403 correspond with the Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The iPad Mini, released in late 2012, has three model numbers: A1432 corresponds with the Wi-Fi model, and both A1454 and A1455 correspond with the Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The fourth generation iPad, released in late 2012, has three model numbers: A1458 corresponds with the Wi-Fi model, and both A1459 and A1460 correspond with the Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The iPad Mini with Retina Display, released in late 2013, has three model numbers: A1489 corresponds with the Wi-Fi model, and both A1490 and A1491 correspond with the Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The iPad Air, released in late 2013, has three model numbers: A1474 corresponds with the Wi-Fi model, and both A1475 and A1476 correspond with the Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The newest iPad model as of November 2014, the iPad Air 2, has two model numbers: A1566 corresponds with the Wi-Fi model, and A1567 corresponds with the Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

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