Are you wondering how far Apple’s iconic iPads have come? Well, you are in luck.
I’m going to list all the iPads in chronological order split by iPad models: iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Pro.
There are 33 iPad models out there, don’t get lost.
How Many Classic iPads Are There?
The iPad 1st gen was released on April 3, 2010, and the latest iPad 10th gen was released on October 2022. There are 10 models of classic iPads.
|Classic iPad Generations:||Release Date:|
|iPad (1st gen)||April 3, 2010|
|iPad (2nd gen)||March 11, 2011|
|iPad (3rd gen)||March 7, 2012|
|iPad (4th gen)||October 23, 2012|
|iPad (5th gen)||March 21, 2017|
|iPad (6th gen)||March 27, 2018|
|iPad (7th gen)||September 25, 2019|
|iPad (8th gen)||September 15, 2020|
|iPad (9th gen)||September 14, 2021|
|iPad (10th gen)||October 26, 2022|
The regular iPad stands as Apple’s budget-friendly offering, providing an accessible entry point into the iPad ecosystem. While it may come with a more modest price tag, it does come with certain trade-offs in terms of features.
Compared to its more premium counterparts, the regular iPad is designed for those who prioritize value. It supports the 1st generation Apple Pencil, although it lacks the magnetic holder for seamless attachment. Additionally, it doesn’t feature the sophisticated Face ID found in the iPad Pro.
While it may not be compatible with the high-end Magic Keyboard used by the iPad Air and iPad Pro, it does work with the new Magic Keyboard Folio. However, it’s important to note that it doesn’t feature a laminated display like other iPad models.
Under the hood, it packs the A14 Bionic Chip, which, while capable, is not as robust as the processors in more advanced models. This makes it a solid choice for everyday use, but it may not meet the demands of professional applications.
Ultimately, if you’re looking for an iPad for casual use or for the whole family to enjoy, the regular iPad offers an excellent balance between affordability and functionality.”
How Many iPad Airs Are There?
The original iPad Air or iPad Air (1st gen) was released on November 1, 2013, and the latest iPad Air (5th gen) was released on March 18, 2022. The first iPad Air featured a thinner designer than its predecessors. In total iPad Air has 5 generations of devices.
|iPad Air Generations:||Release Date:|
|iPad Air (1st gen)||November 1, 2013|
|iPad Air (2nd gen)||October 22, 2014|
|iPad Air (3rd gen)||March 18, 2019|
|iPad Air (4th gen)||October 23, 2020|
|iPad Air (5th gen)||March 18, 2022|
Each iPad model brings its own unique features to the table. Among the lineup the iPad Air often celebrated for offering the best bang for your buck is the middle-of-the-road iPad. Now, let’s focus on the latest iPad Air, which boasts a generous 10.9-inch display. Much like its premium sibling, the iPad Air is fully compatible with the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil 2, making it a versatile tool for productivity and creativity.
However, there are a few notable distinctions. Unlike the iPad Pro’s silky-smooth 120Hz screen, the iPad Air sports a still-respectable 60Hz display. Additionally, it foregoes Face ID in favor of Touch ID, a small trade-off for some.
iPad Pro offers more power than iPad Air: superior processing power, making it a juggernaut for demanding tasks. Furthermore, the iPad Pro comes in a range of storage options, offering ample space for all your needs.
In essence, while the iPad Air is an excellent choice, the iPad Pro shines even brighter with its stunning display, enhanced performance, and greater storage versatility.
How Many iPad Mini’s Are There?
The very first iPad Mini was released on November 2, 2012. The latest iPad Mini 6th gen was released on September 24, 2021. It sure has grown with new features and processing power over the years. In total, there are 6 iPad Mini models.
|iPad Mini Generations:||Release Date:|
|iPad Mini (1st gen)||November 2, 2012|
|iPad Mini (2nd gen)||November 12, 2013|
|iPad Mini (3rd gen)||October 22, 2014|
|iPad Mini (4th gen)||September 9, 2015|
|iPad Mini (5th gen)||March 18, 2019|
|iPad Mini (6th gen)||September 24, 2021|
iPad Mini is small, but it’s powerful. It weighs only 0.66 lbs and is 8.3 inches big. Smallest of all iPads. Don’t let the size fool you. It’s equipped with a powerful A15 bionic chip and has a laminated display and anti-reflecting coating. It has magnetic holders for Apple Pencil 2, it has a touch ID just like iPad Air and classic iPad, but it doesn’t have a dedicated keyboard, but you can get other third-party keyboards if you wish.
It has good cameras with center stage for video calls and quad-speakers so you can hear better and enjoy some music.
It’s also ranked as the best 8-inch tablet overall.
How Many iPad Pros Are There?
The very first iPad Pro was released on November 11, 2016, and the latest iPad Pro 12.9 inch and 11 inch both were released on October 26, 2022. In total, there are 12 models of iPad Pros, and each is a little different. 11-inch iPad Pros have 4 generations and 12.9-inch iPad Pros have already 6 generations.
9.7-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pro models weren’t continued.
|iPad Pro Generations:||Release Date:|
|iPad Pro (1st gen) 12.9-inch||November 11, 2015|
|iPad Pro 9.7-inch||March 31, 2016|
|iPad Pro (2nd gen) 12.9-inch||June 13, 2017|
|iPad Pro 10.5-inch||June 13, 2017|
|iPad Pro (3rd gen) 12.9-inch||November 7, 2018|
|iPad Pro (1st gen) 11-inch||November 7, 2018|
|iPad Pro (4th gen) 12.9-inch||March 25, 2020|
|iPad Pro (2nd gen) 11-inch||March 25, 2020|
|iPad Pro (5th gen) 12.9-inch||May 24, 2021|
|iPad Pro (3rd gen) 11-inch||May 24, 2021|
|iPad Pro (6th gen) 12.9-inch||October 26, 2022|
|iPad Pro (4th gen) 11-inch||October 26, 2022|
iPad Pro is the premium or the kind of all iPads, and it has features that other iPads don’t have, such as: LiDAR scanner, Face ID, the most powerful processor(M2), 120 Hz screen, the most storage capacity, 12.9 inch iPad Pro has Liquid Retina XDR display, which really makes that screen irresistible. These are the features other iPads don’t have and are exclusive only to iPad Pro models.
Of course, the iPad Pro is also compatible with Apple Pencil 2 and Magic Keyboards.
In total, there are 33 different iPads to pick from. Most of these iPads are no longer supported, meaning you won’t be able to update them to the latest iOS and you can’t buy them new.
I recommend picking the latest generation iPads. New is always better and is supported longer and will last longer if you take care of it.
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So, which one truly reigns supreme? Well, the answer depends on your personal usage preferences. On paper, the iPad Pro undoubtedly stands as the most robust iPad with its top-tier specs and cutting-edge features. However, let’s take a moment to consider the majority of iPad users out there.
For many, the iPad Air presents a compelling case. It strikes a superb balance between performance and practicality. While the iPad Pro may pack more power and features than most people truly need, the iPad Air offers a fantastic blend of capability and value for your hard-earned money.” 📱💰
I'm a writer and editor in iPads & Android Tablets, Windows Tablet section. I'm passionate about technology, especially about tablets. I'm on a mission to assist people in discovering their ideal tablets. In addition, I'm dedicated to producing helpful how-to guides and sharing top-notch tips and tricks. In my early carrier I founded and became and editor at worldoftablet and have been a guest author at many other tech blogs. In wolfoftablet I'm focusing on iPads, Tablets, Apple Pencil, Apps, Reviews, Buyers Guides and Tablet Accessories. In free time I like to play games on my PS5 or iOS.