What Generation is My iPad? Discover Your Device’s Secrets Today!

What Generation is My iPad?

Discover Your Device’s Secrets Today!

What Generation is My iPad? Unsure about the generation of your iPad? No need to dive into confusing tech specs!

Simply head to Settings, tap 'About', and locate your Model Name - there you have it, your iPad generation.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg! As you unlock your device's details, you also unlock a world of potential at UR.co.uk.

Our selection of high-quality, cost-effective refurbished iPads is waiting for your exploration.

So, ready to delve deeper and turn your tech uncertainty into savvy confidence? Let's journey together through the fascinating world of iPads.

An Overview of iPad Generations

The iPad lineup is a series of diverse and innovative devices that cater to various needs and budgets.

Since Apple released the first iPad in 2010, the product has continually evolved into various forms, including the iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad Pro and the base model iPad.

Each generation and type has unique features, varying screen sizes, storage capacities, and physical features.

The ninth-generation iPad, for instance, offers incredible features, making it one of the best tablets in its price range. However, the iPad Air models have their own allure, offering a perfect balance between price and performance.

Before you can take full advantage of your iPad, it's essential to determine your specific iPad model. This information is also critical if you're considering selling, repairing, or updating your iPad.

But how can you find your iPad model name? Let's delve in.

Identifying Your iPad Model

Use the Model Number

Every iPad has a model number that corresponds to its generation and series. You can find this number on the back cover of your iPad.

It typically starts with the letter "A" followed by four digits. For example, the ninth-generation iPad has the model numbers A2602 (Wi-Fi version) or A2603 (cellular version).

Check in the Settings App

You can also identify your iPad model name in the "Settings" app. Here's how:

  1. Open the "Settings" app.

  2. Scroll down and tap "General".

  3. Tap "About".

  4. Look for the "Model Name".

This will give you the exact model of your iPad. For instance, it could display "iPad Air (4th generation)" or "iPad Pro (3rd Generation)".

How Physical Features Can Determine Your iPad's Generation

While diving into your iPad's settings app can offer a definitive answer to your iPad's generation, there are other methods you can utilise to identify your specific iPad model.

Especially handy when you're unable to switch on your device, or maybe you're considering a purchase from our extensive collection of refurbished iPads.

Screen Size and Colour

One of the quickest ways to make a rough estimate of your iPad's generation is by its screen size.

From the more compact iPad Mini models to the expansive display of the iPad Pro, each has a unique screen size associated with its name.

For example, the iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch display, the iPad and iPad Air sport a 10.2 and 10.9-inch display, respectively, and the iPad Pro comes in two sizes, a 11-inch and a more expansive 12.9-inch.

Another distinctive feature could be the colour of your iPad. While the original iPads came only in black and white, modern iPads are available in various colours, including rose gold, space grey, and sky blue.

iSight Camera and TrueDepth Camera

The evolution of the iPad's camera technology is another key feature you can use to identify your iPad's generation.

If your iPad has a single camera on the back, it's likely an older model. Newer models, such as the iPad Pro, feature dual rear iSight cameras and a LiDAR scanner, ideal for augmented reality applications.

Moreover, the front camera has evolved too. Older models have a traditional front-facing camera, while newer models are equipped with a TrueDepth camera system, enabling Face ID and Animoji.

Magic Keyboard and Second Generation Apple Pencil

Accessories are another method to determine the generation of your iPad.

If you have an iPad that supports the Magic Keyboard or the second-generation Apple Pencil, you're using one of the newer models, specifically the iPad Pro or the fourth-generation iPad Air.

The original Apple Pencil is compatible with older iPad models, while the Magic Keyboard is exclusive to the iPad Pro.

Safety First When Purchasing A Refurbished iPad

If you're purchasing a second-hand or refurbished iPad, it's vital to know exactly what model you're getting.

At UR, we take this uncertainty out of the equation, offering you a curated range of thoroughly PhoneCheck certified devices, each going through a rigorous testing process to ensure you receive the highest quality.

Also, know that we offer comprehensive device insurance, a robust refund policy, and a straightforward device warranty registration process.

Our commitment is to make your tech shopping as smooth and secure as possible.

Finding Your iPad Model Number - Final Thoughts

Now that you've found out your iPad's model number and which generation your device is, why not explore our other resources on iPad usage?

For example, if you're struggling with slow performance, check out our blog post on how to clear cache on iPad.

Or, for a more drastic solution, learn how to reset your iPad to factory settings.

UR is here to help you make the most out of your iPad, regardless of its generation. Get the best price guaranteed on refurbished models, complete with 12 months of FREE insurance!