There are situations when you or your friend buy an iPad and it is hard to tell which model it is. The common answer to this tricky question is “big”, “grey” or “white”. However, this answer will not satisfy, for example, a repair-master who wants to fix some issues.
You do not have to be a genius
If you want to identify the model of your iPad, thus it is not like with iPhones, you have to know where to find specific numbers. The first serious criterion is the size of your new device. Depending on this information you can find out whether it is iPad Air or iPad Pro or another model.
Where can you find a model number?
By producing a new version of very popular devices, Apple always gives a model number to each in order to find it faster in the database. Actually, there are two given numbers to each iPad and two simple ways to check it. The first one you’ll find here: Flip over the new iPad, and you will be able to see many tiny words under the main black printed sign. Now, you are aware of the model’s number.
After these words goes the following writing with <A> and four numbers. The information behind these numbers is as follows: you definitely know the size of your screen and a generation of your current device. It also says whether your new useful friend has a cellular-equipment or not. This means that you can be connected to Wi-Fi or LTE networks.
The following table may clarify the difference between iPad models.
Moreover, if you are an owner of the newest one, there is a special “MM” indication of CDMA. For example, by working and using at Verizon’s network, you will see your current MM.
Find the information in your settings
The identification of the second number, given by Apple, is easy to find directly in the <Settings>. Just go through this way: General > About > and the number will be shown there. This second number can provide you more information about the newly bought device, such as capacity or region.
For those, who want to buy or sell old/new iPad, this number is very important, but anyway, the first one can give enough details about your favorite “iPaddie” as well.