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

Apple now has released a total of 33 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, charge port type, Apple Pencil model it is compatible with if any, discontinuation date and iOS / iPad OS versions they can run now.

Official Name | Generation | Screen Size | CPU | Release Date | Latest iOS/iPadOS version | Port Type | Pencil Compatibility | Status

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

iPad | First | 9.7" | A4 | 2010 | 5.1.5 | 30 Pin Dock | None | Discontinued March 2011

iPad 2 | Second | 9.7" | A5 | 2011 | 9.3.5/9.3.6(CDMA) | 30 Pin Dock | None | Discontinued March 2014

iPad | Third | 9.7" | A5X | 2012 | 9.3.5/9.3.6(CDMA) | 30 Pin Dock | None | Discontinued October 2012

iPad with Retina display | Fourth | 9.7" | A6X | 2012 | 10.3.3/10.3.4(Cellular) | Lightning | None | Discontinued October 2014

iPad | Fifth | 9.7" | A9 | 2017 | 16.7.2 | Lightning | None | Discontinued March 2018

iPad | Sixth | 9.7" | A10 | 2018 | 17.1.1 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Discontinued September 2019

iPad | Seventh | 10.2" | A10 | 2019 | 17.1.1 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Discontinued September 2020

iPad | Eighth | 10.2" | A12 | 2020 | 17.1.1 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Discontinued September 2021

iPad | Ninth | 10.2" | A13 | 2021 | 17.1.1 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Currently Sold

iPad | Tenth| 10.9 | A14 Bionic | 2022 | 17.1.1 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil via an adapter / New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Currently Sold

iPad Mini

iPad Mini | First | 7.9" | A5 | 2012 | 9.3.5/9.3.6(CDMA) | Lightning | None | Discontinued June 2015

iPad Mini 2 | Second | 7.9" | A7 | 2013 | 12.5.7 | Lightning | None | Discontinued March 2017

iPad Mini 3 | Third | 7.9" | A7 | 2014 | 12.5.7 | Lightning | None | Discontinued September 2015

iPad Mini 4 | Fourth | 7.9" | A8 | 2015 | 15.8 | Lightning | None | Discontinued March 2019

iPad Mini | Fifth | 7.9" | A12 | 2019 | 17.1.1 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Discontinued September 2021

iPad Mini | Sixth | 8.3" | A15 | 2021 | 17.1.1 | USB-C | Second Generation Apple Pencil / New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Currently Sold

iPad Air

iPad Air | First | 9.7" | A7 | 2013 | 12.5.7 | 30 Pin Dock | None | Discontinued March 2016

iPad Air 2 | Second | 9.7" | A8X | 2014 | 15.8 | Lightning | None | First Generation Apple Pencil |Discontinued March 2017

iPad Air | Third | 10.5" | A12 | 2019 | 17.1.1 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Discontinued September 2020

iPad Air | Fourth | 10.9" | A14 | 2020| 17.1.1 | USB-C | Second Generation Apple Pencil / New Apple Pencil (USB-C) Discontinued March 2022

iPad Air | Fifth | 10.9" | M1 | 2022 | 17.1.1 | USB-C | Second Generation Apple Pencil / New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Currently Sold


iPad Pro

iPad Pro 12.9" | First | 12.9" | A9X | 2015 | 16.7.2 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Discontinued June 2017

iPad Pro 12.9" | Second | 12.9" | A10X | 2017 | 17.1.1 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Discontinued November 2018

iPad Pro 12.9" | Third | 12.9" | A12X | 2018 | 17.1.1 | USB-C | Second Generation Apple Pencil \ New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Discontinued March 2020

iPad Pro 12.9" | Fourth| 12.9"| A12Z| 2020| 17.1.1 | Second Generation Apple Pencil \ New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Discontinued April 2021

iPad Pro 12.9" | Fifth| 12.9"| M1 | 2021| 17.1.1 | Second Generation Apple Pencil \ New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Discontinued October 2022

iPad Pro 12.9" | Sixth | 12.9" | M2 | 2022| 17.1.1 | Second Generation Apple Pencil \ New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Currently Sold


iPad Pro 9.7" | First / Only | 9.7" | A9X | 2016 | 16.7.2 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Discontinued June 2017

iPad Pro 10.5" | First / Only | 10.5" | A10X | 2017 | 17.1.1 | Lightning | First Generation Apple Pencil | Discontinued November 2018

iPad Pro 11" | First | 11" | A12X | 2018 | 17.1.1 | Second Generation Apple Pencil \ New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Discontinued March 2020

iPad Pro 11" | Second | 11" | A12Z | 2020 | 17.1.1 | Second Generation Apple Pencil \ New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Discontinued April 2021

iPad Pro 11" | Third | 11" | M1 | 2021 | 17.1.1 | Second Generation Apple Pencil \ New Apple Pencil (USB-C) | Discontinued October 2022

iPad Pro 11" | Fourth | 11| M2 | 2022 | 17.1.1 | Second Generation Apple Pencil \ New Apple Pencil (USB-C) Currently sold



*Latest updates: iPadOS 17.1, iPadOS 16.7.2, iPadOS 15.8

Useful Links:

Apple security updates - Apple Support

About iPadOS 17 Updates - Apple Support

About iPadOS 16 Updates - Apple Support

About iPadOS 15 Updates - Apple Support


iPadOS 17.1.1 fixes an issue with the lock screen weather widget not displaying snow correctly. About iPadOS 17 Updates - Apple Support


iPadOS 16.7.2 fixes several vulnerabilities: About the security content of iOS 16.7.2 and iPadOS 16.7.2 - Apple Support


iPadOS 15.8 fixes several vulnerabilities: About the security content of iOS 15.8 and iPadOS 15.8 - Apple Support


iPadOS 17 was revealed on June 5th 2023 at the WWDC conference. It supports iPad Pros 12.9" Second Generation and later as well as the 10.5" iPad Pro and the 11" iPad Pro First Generation and later, although the support section at iPadOS 17 - Apple is not very clear about this. The rest of the iPad support is below and clear.

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iPadOS 17 was released on September 18th 2023....

iPadOS 17 was released on September 18th 2023.


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Posted on November 16, 2023

Wow! What a comprehensive list. Thank you for sharing @subhashree. This is a great reference point for devices and compatibility.

Posted on December 02, 2023

Awesome and helpful work. the only thing we could add is the model number, if you have a lot of time to invest again!

Thanks for the list!

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