How Many iPads Are There?

Explore all 33 iPads that are released to date. Delve into the generational evolution of iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro, including their release dates and total count.

There are 33 different iPads in total. Most of these iPads are no longer supported, meaning you won’t be able to update them to the latest iPad OS. You can’t buy them new, but you might find a retailer that sells refurbished iPads.

How Many iPads Are There?Count:
iPad Air5
iPad Mini6
iPad Pro12

Want to know which of these iPads is the best one? Well, the answer depends on your personal usage preferences. On paper, the iPad Pro undoubtedly stands as the best 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.

  • 🥇 iPad Pro (12.9-inch) – Best Overall
  • 🥈 iPad Pro (11-inch) – Runner-Up
  • 🥉 iPad Air – Most Popular Option
  • 🥉 Apple iPad Mini 6 – Smallest
  • 🎖️ Apple iPad  – Cheapest

How Many iPads Are There?

ipad 1 and ipad 10

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?

ipad air 1 and ipad air 5

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?

ipad mini 1 and ipad mini 6

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?

first ipad pro and latest ipad pro

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-inchNovember 11, 2015
iPad Pro 9.7-inchMarch 31, 2016
iPad Pro (2nd gen) 12.9-inchJune 13, 2017
iPad Pro 10.5-inchJune 13, 2017
iPad Pro (3rd gen) 12.9-inchNovember 7, 2018
iPad Pro (1st gen) 11-inchNovember 7, 2018
iPad Pro (4th gen) 12.9-inchMarch 25, 2020
iPad Pro (2nd gen) 11-inchMarch 25, 2020
iPad Pro (5th gen) 12.9-inchMay 24, 2021
iPad Pro (3rd gen) 11-inchMay 24, 2021
iPad Pro (6th gen) 12.9-inchOctober 26, 2022
iPad Pro (4th gen) 11-inchOctober 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, and due to this, it’s not only the most expensive iPad, it’s also the best iPad, based on the specs and performance.

How Long Do iPads Last?

Generally, iPads are designed to last for 7 years with proper maintenance. After the 7-year period, you can still use the device, but you will not be able to upgrade it to the latest iPad OS. This means you also won’t be able to upgrade your apps to the latest version. On average, you can get out 10 years of your iPad, and even after that, you don’t need to throw it out in the garbage; there are plenty of good use cases for old iPads.

iPad lifespan is very high in comparison to Android, Chrome OS, Fire OS and Harmony OS tablets. Some tablets are only supported for 2-years and less.

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