Apple has always amazed geeks as well as stylists from the very beginning with every device launch. This can be attributed to their elegant design, unmatched engineering and the unique goal that Apple and its loyal customers believe in. Apple iPad is no exception and with each upgrade every year the technology is getting better and the sales are reaching even higher thresholds, breaking all the records set by every predecessor. So, in this post we have collected information on iPad Dimensions – Length, Width, Height and Weight of all iPad Models plus some facts as well, to actually help you differentiate between all these awesome gadgets.
The iPad was announced in 2012 on January 27 by the founder of the Apple Company Steve Jobs at a press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Due to the novelty of this device, people were extremely impressed and the sales proved this later on. A record braking 300,000 iPad’s were sold on the very first day. All in all, Apple sold more than 15 million first-generation iPad’s prior to the launch of the iPad 2. In March 2011 it was discontinued.
The first generation iPad featured WIFI and had 9.7 inch multi-touch display(250 mm). This display had LED backlighting and scratch resistant coating and the resolution was set at 1024 x 768 pixels with 132ppi.
-WiFi model: 1.5 lb (680 g)
– 3G model: 1.6 lb (730 g)
Dimensions: 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.528 inch (243 x 190 x 13.4 mm)
This first model runs iOS 5.1.1 and features a built-in lithium-ion-polymer battery. It is packed with 256 MB of RAM and is available with a choice of storage space ranging from 16, 32 to 64 GB. iPad 1 had also things like accelerometer, ambient light sensor and even magnetometer. Beside its display customers found keys such as home (main one), volume rocker and also rotation lock button pretty hard to press. This tablet was the reference in the whole industry and set the trend for years to come and still does via its new predecessors.
iPad 2 was presented also by Steve Jobs on 2nd of March 2011. It is about 33% thinner than its predecessor and 15% lighter. Plus of course it has a better processor. Because the battery was so well made it remains unchanged. iPad 2 has a 9.7 in (250 mm) with LED technology plus fingerprint and scratch-resistant coating. It works at a resolution of 1024×768 pixels at 132 ppi giving you crisp clear images.
-WiFi model: 1.325 lb (601 g)
-3G model (AT & T type): 1.351 lb (613 g)
-CDMA model (Verizon type): 1.338 lb (607 g)
Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.346 in (240 x 186 x 8.8 mm)
From this model onward Apple has used iOS 6.1. Another novelty with this model was the introduction of front and back camera, meaning users can by now take advantage of different social applications such as Skype. Back camera shoots a 720p HD video with 30fps plus an in-built 5x digita zoom. The front camera is a 0.3 MP VGA camera. Beside accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer Apple also introduced gyroscope to this device opening the way for a huge number of applications and amazing games.
Apple announced its new iPad 3 on 7th of March 7, 2012 this time by Apple CEO Tim Cook. This new iPad had a better processor (dual core Apple A5X) and more RAM memory (1024 Mb DDR II). With the iPad 3 was introduced New jaw dropping Retina Display with an amazing 2,048 x 1,536 resolution at 264 ppi (over 50% more pixels than a standard 1,920 x 1,080 HDTV).
-WiFi model: 1.44 lb (650 g)
-LTE model: 1.46 lb (660 g)
Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 in (240 x 186 x 9.4 mm)
This model features a better 1080p HD back camera with 5MP, 30fps and 5X digital zoom. Owners can now use iPad instead of a big digital camera to produce the same high quality pictures – this is yet another plus to the versatility of such kind of device. Front camera is the same as previous model (VGA, 0.3MP). For the first time in an iPad Apple introduced Bluetooth 4.0 thus enhancing its connectivity. Sadly though, on 23rd of October 2012 exactly its replacement, iPad 4 was announced.
The 4th generation iPad was announced by Apple on October 23rd 2012. It is the most recent in 9.7 inch iPad version. The display is also Retina with a huge resolution of 2048 x 536 pixels at 264 ppi. This new iPad retained the size 9.7 inches display size(250 mm) and also the LED back-lighting technology, plus fingerprint and scratch resistant coating. Random Access Memory is also the same: 1024 MB DDR II. The 4th generation iPad has the fastest processor, called Apple A6X. CPU features a 1.4 GHz dual core.
On January 29, 2013, Apple announced iPad 4 with 128 GB of storage space – the biggest yet in an iPad (there are 3 other models available: 16, 32 and 64 GB storage space).
-WiFi model: 1.44 lb (650 g)
-LTE model: 1.46 lb (660 g)
Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 in (240 x 186 x 9.4 mm)
In this model they also improved the front camera, taking it to an efficient 1.2 MP still, 720p video. Operating System remains the same though, iOS 6.1.
On 23rd of October 2012, Apple announced a mildly controversial tablet, iPad Mini. While all the producers went for bigger size displays, Apple turned the game around and went smaller with this new device. The display of iPad Mini measures 7.9 inches (200 mm). It is also a multi-touch display using the same LED technology (the resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels at 163 ppi). But consumers appreciated this new device and sales went up. It seems the portability given by the size and weight of this tablet made it a winner among its mundane competitors.
-WiFi model: 0.68 lb (310 g)
-LTE model: 0.69 lb (310 g)
Dimensions: 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28 inch (200 x 130 x 7.1 mm)
iPad Mini uses the iOS 6.1 and the same type of built in lithium-ion polymer battery. This device is somehow similar to iPad 2 but is 53% lighter and thinner (7.1 mm vs. 8.8 mm)
iPad Mini 2 (Second Generation Mini or iPad Mini with Retina Display)
This iPad was released on November 12, 2013 and was a significant improvement over the previous iPad Mini, so much so that it was even compared with iPad Air in terms of its sheer performance. The iPad Mini 2 featured an A7 processor which made it much more powerful than its predecessor at a price tag that was about $100 less than the full-sized iPad.
Wi-Fi: 331 g (0.730 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 341 g (0.752 lb)
Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.30 x 0.30 inch (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)
The main selling point of this iPad Mini 2 was its beautiful display with a 326 PPI as against the mundane 163 PPI of iPad Mini 1 which bumps up the resolution of the mini iPad from 768 x 1024 pixels to 1536 x 2048 pixels.
iPad Air (5th Generation)
iPad Air was launched on November 1, 2013, and it combines the slim and trim design of iPad Mini and the massive power of full sized iPad into something that most people would recognize as the best handheld device. With its 64-Bit processor, the iPad Air crushed almost every benchmark and recognized itself as a clear update from the previous iPads.
Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 478 g (1.054 lb)
Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.67 x 0.30 inch (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
However, the thing that set this device apart from the earlier versions is its weight, which is much, much lower than the previous ones (0.44 pounds to be exact) and thus the name iPad Air.
iPad Mini 3 ( 3rd Generation)
iPad Mini 3rd generation was released on October 22, 2014, and this iPad Mini was a minor update from the previous iPad Mini 2, so much so that almost everything regarding design, display and even performance remains the same. The only update though is the Touch ID that was introduced into this iPad Mini through which you could unlock your iPad, apps and even make quick payments using Apply Pay with your fingerprints.
Wi-Fi: 331g (0.73 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 341 g (0.75 lb)
While having a Touch ID on your smartphone sounds more logical, considering you are going to use it a hundred times a day, having one on an iPad Mini seems nothing but superfluous, and certainly does not justify the price hike.
iPad Air 2 (6th Generation)
Released alongside iPad Mini 3 on October 22, 2014, this device was a big upgrade from the previous iPad Air, especially in terms of performance. Usually, with iPads, Apple included the latest hardware that powered latest iPhones, but with iPad Air first triple-core processor was used, making it significantly faster than the iPhone 6 and faster than the rest of iPads. On top of that, an extra 1GB of RAM was tossed in to help run more apps and games smoothly.
Wi-Fi: 437 g (0.963 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 444 g (0.979 lb)
Dimensions: 9.4 in x 6.67 in x 0.24 inch (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
With Touch ID and an A8 Processor, the iPad Air 2 is ultra-thin, ultra-light, ultra-powerful and remains the best mid-sized Apple iPad till date.
iPad Mini 4 (4th Generation Mini)
Revealed alongside iPad Pro on September 9, 2015, iPad Mini 4 necessitated the killing of the earlier iPad Mini 3 because it was so much better. This left users with a choice of either buying the cheaper iPad Mini with half the processing power or going for this iPad Mini 4 and getting access to the power of iPad Air on a smaller sized iPad.
Wi-Fi: 298.8 g (0.659 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 304 g (0.670 lb)
Dimensions: 8.00 x 5.31 x 0.24 inch (203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm)
The bump in hardware with respect to RAM and processor certainly makes iPad Mini 4 a powerful little beast and also able to handle multitasking through the latest iOS.
12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st Generation)
iPad Pro is a device like no other iPad in particular and other tablets in general. With a humongous 12.9-inch display it easily eclipses iPad Air and makes iPad Mini look like an iPad Tiny. Besides having a beautiful and big display, this iPad also comes in with Apple’s latest A9X processor, which improves processing power by almost twice as much compared to the model in the iPad Air 2.
Wi-Fi: 713 g (1.5 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 723 g (1.57 lb)
Dimensions: 12.04 x 8.69 x 0.27 inch (305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 mm)
Besides having a big screen and powerful hardware, the iPad Pro also came in with support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard that accentuates its functionality allowing it even to give some laptops a tough time.
9.7-inch iPad Pro (1st Generation)
Released on March 31, 2016, this iPad Pro is not just a smaller version of 12.9-inch iPad Pro but packs in a bunch of features that make it a unique device in its right. Places, where this iPad beats the earlier version, include, but is not limited to a better display with a True Tone and decreased reflections bright light and a beautiful 12MP camera that is compatible with Live Photos.
Wi-Fi: 436 g (0.96 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 448g (0.98 lb)
Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 inch
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is also compatible with Apple pencil to help you draw fine and better while the smart keyboard functionality translates into enhanced productivity on the go.
The iPad 2017
While the world awaited the launch of iPad Air 3 or an iPad Pro update, Apple rolled out a much subtle device on March 24, 2017, and equally subtly named it The Apple iPad. This version is much like the Apple iPad Air 2 except for a few performance tweaks on the plus side and an added 0.05 inch thickness on the downside.
Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.03 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 478 g (1.05 lb)
Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inch (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
Although you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between an iPad Air and this one, the same definitely cannot be said for its price ($349).
10.5-inch iPad Pro (2017)
This iPad Pro punches in a 10.5-inch display while extending the length by only a mere ½ inch. This was achieved by a minimal bezel which essentially also makes it a beautiful gadget to look at. The device matches the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in power and performance while maintaining a slim profile.
Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.03 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 477 g (1.05 lb)
Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 Inch (250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm)
While this device is powerful and all, we would recommend you do your thorough research before dropping a whopping $649 on a tablet.
12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017)
The second generation iPad Pro adds the True Tone display that debuted in the 9.7-inch model to the bigger 12.9-inch model. This gives the world’s best tablet compatibility with a theatrical wide color gambit, which will make movies and video look fantastic. The new True Tone display also operates at 120 Hz to provide smoother graphical transitions and has a 12-megapixel back-facing camera.
Wi-Fi: 677 g (1.49 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 692 g (1.53 lb)
Dimensions: 12 x 8.68 x 0.27 Inch (305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 mm)
This iPad Pro will become the device it aspires to be when iOS 11 rolls into town. For now, it remains a beautifully designed compromise, meaning it still represents the 2-in-1 market’s struggle to define itself.
I Have recently purchased a 2 glass covers for my very first apple i-pad for my birthday and sadly enough it was too large for the screen, the model number isA1823,am I able to return the produce &I receive the correct size, there is no damage to the one’s at all,I just placed the one’s on top and noticed it was a lot to large, regards john barker.
The iPad 2017
. . . . and an added half an inch thickness on the downside. That can’t be right. The iPad 2017 isn’t even half an inch thick, more like 1/4 of an inch.
Thanks a lot for pointing that out. We have fixed it.
iPad 2017 error
Text states “This version is much like the Apple iPad Air 2 except for a few performance tweaks on the plus side and an added half an inch thickness”. It hasn’t added half an inch (0.5″) it has increased from 0.24″ to 0.29″, an increase of 0.05″.
(If you really expect people to fill in the name and email fields, why don’t you make them visible!)
Thanks for your comment. We have fixed the typo.
Sure, ‘k’ why wouldn’t we share our emails with the world?
Nobody apart from those using throwaway email addresses would ever post!
I am trying to buy a ipad cover for my mum but all she can tell me is its an ipad and the code on the back is ce06820erc can any give me an idea which version of ipad this is the measurements are 24cm long 17cm wide and 6ml thick screen measured at 19.5×15. Thanks in advance
Go to settings, click about and you will be able to see the model number
My iPad modle # is A 1893 length is 9 5/8 width is 6 5/8 .I won’t to by a cover & screen protector.what. Do I have.Appple lpad
i think u had got the resolution wrong on iPad4
Why the Genius’ at apple cannot various , legibly identify their models is beyond stupid.
I call it arrogance and contempt,
I have an ipad 7th generation but do not what size case or holder I should buy?
Will you update list to include iPad Pro 11 specs?