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javier gonzalo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 22, 2012 7:57 AM

I would like to know which version of the ipad I have and how to tell if its ipad2 or ipad3 ? I offten get this question but not sure how to properly answr it.

iPad, iOS 5.1
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Mar 22, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to javier gonzalo)

    If you didn't buy the iPad in the last couple of weeks, then it's an iPad 2 (or an iPad 1 if it lacks cameras). If you purchased in the last couple of weeks, your order/invoice information should tell you what you bought if for some reason you're confused.

     

    Regards.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,245 points)
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    Mar 22, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to javier gonzalo)

    Here's the various iPad model numbers and order numbers. The model numbers are on the back of the iPad

     

    Apple iPad Wi-Fi (Original) 16, 32, 64 GB

    The wi-fi only iPad configurations are assigned model number A1219.

    MB292LL/A is the order number for the 16 GB configuration. The 32 GB configuration is assigned MB293LL/A and the 64 GB configuration is assigned MB294LL/A.

     

    Apple iPad Wi-Fi/3G/GPS (Original) 16, 32, 64 GB

    The Wi-Fi/3G/A-GPS iPad configurations are assigned model number A1337.

    MC349LL/A is the order number for the 16 GB configuration. The 32 GB configuration is assigned MC496LL/A and the 64 GB configuration is assigned MC497LL/A.

     

    Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only) 16, 32, 64 GB

    The wi-fi only iPad 2 configurations are assigned model number A1395.

    MC769LL/A is the original order number for the 16 GB configuration in black. The 32 GB configuration in black is assigned MC770LL/A and the 64 GB configuration in black is assigned MC916LL/A. The original 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white are assigned MC979LL/A, MC980LL/A, and MC981LL/A, respectively. On March 7, 2012, Apple discontinued the 32 GB and 64 GB configurations and assigned new order numbers of MC954LL/A and MC989LL/A for the black and white 16 GB configurations, respectively.

     

    Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/GSM/GPS AT&T) 16, 32, 64 GB

    The Wi-Fi/GSM/GPS iPad 2 configurations are assigned model number A1396.

    MC773LL/A is the original order number for the 16 GB configuration in black. The 32 GB configuration in black is assigned MC774LL/A and the 64 GB configuration in black is assigned MC775LL/A. The original 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white are assigned MC982LL/A, MC983LL/A, and MC984LL/A, respectively. On March 7, 2012, Apple discontinued the 32 GB and 64 GB configurations and assigned new order numbers of MC957LL/A and MC992LL/A for the black and white 16 GB configurations, respectively.

     

    Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/CDMA/GPS Verizon) 16, 32, 64 GB

    The Wi-Fi/CDMA/GPS iPad 2 configurations are assigned model number A1397.

    MC755LL/A is the original order number for the 16 GB configuration in black. The 32 GB configuration in black is assigned MC763LL/A and the 64 GB configuration in black is assigned MC764LL/A. The original 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white are assigned MC985LL/A, MC986LL/A, and MC987LL/A, respectively. On March 7, 2012, Apple discontinued the 32 GB and 64 GB configurations and assigned new order numbers of MC755LL/A and MC985LL/A for the black and white 16 GB configurations, respectively.

     

    Apple iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only) 16, 32, 64 GB

    The Wi-Fi Only iPad 3 configurations are assigned model number A1416

    MC705LL/A refers to the 16 GB configuration in black. The 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in black are MC706LL/A and MC707LL/A, respectively. The 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white are MD328LL/A, MD329LL/A, and MD330LL/A, respectively.

     

    Apple iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/4G LTE AT&T/GPS) 16, 32, 64 GB

    The Wi-Fi/4G LTE AT&T/GPS iPad 3 configurations are assigned model number A1430

    MD366LL/A refers to the 16 GB configuration in black. The 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in black are MD367LL/A and MD368LL/A, respectively. The 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white are MD369LL/A, MD370LL/A and MD371LL/A, respectively

     

    Apple iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/4G LTE Verizon/GPS) 16, 32, 64 GB

    The Wi-Fi/4G LTE Verizon/GPS iPad 3 configurations are assigned model number A1403

    MC733LL/A refers to the 16 GB configuration in black. The 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in black are MC744LL/A and MC756LL/A, respectively. The 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white are MD363LL/A, MD364LL/A, and MD365LL/A, respectively.

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • PowderSlicer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 3:32 AM (in response to javier gonzalo)

    Hey guys,

     

    I gotta say, the model number for my new iPad (bought it yesterday) is in fact the one listed for 32 GB Black iPad.

     

    However, as I was checking iTunes in the Cloud, under my acct in iTunes, in order to see associated devices,

    my new iPad was listed indeed, but as Ipad 2 !!! Now, why the heck would it do that?

     

    Perhaps, there is no appropriate designation for the new iPad, or this is really an iPad 2 I was sold, ;(

     

    Again, don't get me wrong, I like iPad 2, but I do not want to believe I paid 599 + tax for an iPad 2, while @ the local Apple store, asking for 3rd gen iPad...

     

    Please check your devices under iTunes and lmk what designation do you have (considening you do have this so-called iPad 3rd gen).

     

    All help is appreciated,

     

    PowderSlicer

  • PowderSlicer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to javier gonzalo)

    A quick follow up - my model number is MC706LL, not the MC706LL/A.

    Tried looking for an explanation in the post... couldn't find it... not sure if it even means anyting...

  • kountry_boi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to PowderSlicer)

    Weird, I was just searching up how to tell a difference between the 2& 3 and I stumbled upon this page.

    After reading all the comments I'm still confused.

    Like you said POWDERSLICER, I checked my iTunes account on my computer and looked over my backups and it said iPad 2.

    But it clearly said iPad 3 on the box, and I had to replace my iPad since I dropped it and cracked the screen. I just got the replacement yesterday and I don't have a 2 to compare it with.

    But I'm pretty convince it is a 3, since talking to the apple rep on phone, he referred this product "the new" iPad.

  • yudikata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 21, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to javier gonzalo)

    if you doubt and want to know what version is your Ipad just check directly with apple.com. look at the serial numbers on the box (you also can find the serial number inside Ipad setting) go to http://www.apple.com/support/ go to self service and klick on "check your service & support coverage" enter your serial number then you can see the version of your Ipad at the website.

  • Rrrapture Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 30, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to javier gonzalo)

    Here's an easy way to see if it's an iPad 3 --

     

    The Model number* will be either:

     

    1. A1416
    2. A1430
    3. A1403

     

    *You'll find the model number in the small print on the back of the iPad, at the end of the first line.

     

    Thanks for the complete breakdown, Texas Mac Man!

     

    - Rrrapture

  • Rrrapture Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 30, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to kountry_boi)

    If it's an iPad 3, the model number* will be either:

     

    1. A1416
    2. A1430
    3. A1403

     

    *You'll find the model number in the small print on the back of the iPad, at the end of the first line.

  • Schnickiman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)

    Texas Mac Man, your answer was great. Exactly what I was looking for. Without the box this is not obvious. Thanks!

  • LizElwell Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 3, 2012 10:28 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)

    Texas Mac Man. Mine is MD330LL so I guess I should have asked for one with gps capabilities today.  Is there a way to get that added?

  • vaiobum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 1:22 PM (in response to javier gonzalo)

    Hello, does all model iPad number are the same? as i curious and i checked my iPad 3rd generation the model is MD371X/A .... with 64GB, WiFi/4LTE Australia..

     

     

    thanks

  • JBJ2013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 5:51 AM (in response to javier gonzalo)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5452

    Just visit this page to verify your model.

  • AZherps Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to Texas Mac Man)

     

    Texas Mac Man wrote:

     

    Here's the various iPad model numbers and order numbers. The model numbers are on the back of the iPad

     

    Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only) 16, 32, 64 GB

    The wi-fi only iPad 2 configurations are assigned model number A1395.

    MC769LL/A is the original order number for the 16 GB configuration in black. The 32 GB configuration in black is assigned MC770LL/A and the 64 GB configuration in black is assigned MC916LL/A. The original 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white are assigned MC979LL/A, MC980LL/A, and MC981LL/A, respectively. On March 7, 2012, Apple discontinued the 32 GB and 64 GB configurations and assigned new order numbers of MC954LL/A and MC989LL/A for the black and white 16 GB configurations, respectively.

     

     Cheers, Tom

     

    EveryiPad.com suggests that order number MC979LL/A was assigned to the newer configuration of the 16 GB white iPad 2 (iPad2,4) after the 32 GB and 64 GB models were dropped, not the original 16 GB white iPad 2 (iPad 2,1).

    DSC_6395sm.jpg

     

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ipad/specs/apple-ipad-2-wi-fi-ipad24-2012- specs.html

    http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=iPad2,4

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5789/the-ipad-24-review-32nm-a5-tested

     

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