Complete List of iPads, release year and current iOS / iPad Os version they can run.

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With the newest 11" and 12.9" iPad Pros released in April 2021, Apple now has released a total of 27 different iPads, and it's getting harder to keep them straight. So this user tip is aimed at maintaining a list divided by sub line, that includes screen size, CPU, release year, discontinuation date and iOS / iPad OS versions they can run now.



Official Name | Generation | Screen Size | CPU | Release Date | Latest iOS/iPadOS version | Status


"Regular" iPad (not mini, air or pro)

iPad | First | 9.7" | A4 | 2010 | 5.1.5 | Discontinued March 2011

iPad 2 | Second | 9.7" | A5 | 2011 | 9.3.5/9.3.6(CDMA) | Discontinued March 2014

iPad | Third | 9.7" | A5X | 2012 | 9.3.5/9.3.6(CDMA) | Discontinued October 2012

iPad with Retina display | Fourth | 9.7" | A6X | 2012 | 10.3.3/10.3.4(Cellular) | Discontinued October 2014

iPad | Fifth | 9.7" | A9 | 2017 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued March 2018

iPad | Sixth | 9.7" | A10 | 2018 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued September 2019

iPad | Seventh | 10.2" | A10 | 2019 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued September 2020

iPad | Eighth | 10.2" | A12 | 2020 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued September 2021

iPad | Ninth | 10.2" | A13 | 2021 | 15.0.2 | Available Sept 24

iPad Mini

iPad Mini | First | 7.9" | A5 | 2012 | 9.3.5/9.3.6(CDMA) | Discontinued June 2015

iPad Mini 2 | Second | 7.9" | A7 | 2013 | 12.5.5 | Discontinued March 2017

iPad Mini 3 | Third | 7.9" | A7 | 2014 | 12.5.5 | Discontinued September 2015

iPad Mini 4 | Fourth | 7.9" | A8 | 2015 | 15.0.2| Discontinued March 2019

iPad Mini | Fifth | 7.9" | A9 | 2019 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued September 2021

iPad Mini | Sixth | 8.3" | A15 | 2021 | 15.0.2 | Available Sept 24

iPad Air

iPad Air | First | 9.7" | A7 | 2013 | 12.5.5 | Discontinued March 2016

iPad Air 2 | Second | 9.7" | A8X | 2014 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued March 2017

iPad Air | Third | 10.5" | A12 | 2019 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued September 2020

iPad Air | Fourth | 10.9" | A14 | 2020| 15.0.2 | Currently Sold

iPad Pro

iPad Pro 12.9" | First | 12.9" | A9X | 2015 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued June 2017

iPad Pro 12.9" | Second | 12.9" | A10X | 2017 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued November 2018

iPad Pro 12.9" | Third | 12.9" | A12X | 2018 | 15.0.2| Discontinued March 2020

iPad Pro 12.9" | Fourth| 12.9"| A12Z| 2020| 15.0.2 | Discontinued April 2021

iPad Pro 12.9" | Fifth| 12.9"| M1 | 2021| 15.0.2 | Currently Sold


iPad Pro 9.7" | First / Only | 9.7" | A9X | 2016 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued June 2017

iPad Pro 10.5" | First / Only | 10.5" | A10X | 2017 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued November 2018

iPad Pro 11" | First | 11" | A12X | 2018 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued March 2020

iPad Pro 11" | Second | 11" | A12Z | 2020 | 15.0.2 | Discontinued April 2021

iPad Pro 11" | Third | 11" | M1 | 2021 | 15.0.2 | Currently sold



*Latest updates: iPadOS 15.0.2, and iOS 12.5.5 for supported models.

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