Update 4/26/19: The latest iPad model numbers are included, as well as some additional China-only numbers.
You might think you know which iPad you have. The new one. The big one. the bigger one. The one in rose gold one. The mini. But when you need to know exactly which model you have, or better yet, which generation, it can get a little trickier.
You don’t have to be an Apple Store Genius to figure it out, though you do have to know where to look… and what to look for. With so many lines over the years, iPads aren’t nearly as easily distinguishable as iPhones are, so even if you know the size, we can help you tell whether it’s an iPad, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, or iPad Pro.
How to tell which iPad model you have was orginially posted by Michael Simon,