Maybe the time has come to sell your iPad Pro 12.9 to upgrade it with a different model. You might need to take your iPad in for repair (hopefully not). Or you want to buy new accessories such as an iPad case or screen protector. Either way, you need to know which model, or generation, of iPad Pro 12.9 you have. However, you don’t remember? No idea? Not a problem. We’ll show you how to find your model and highlight the differences between the different generations.
1. How To Identify The IPad Model
There are two ways of identifying the iPad model. The first method involves searching the iPad or finding the number on the device. Let’s start with the first one.
· Search In Settings
You can find your iPad model through your settings app. Start by opening Settings. Then choose the General tab. A new menu will open – click About. Search for two tabs titled Model Name and Model Number. The name will give you the name and screen size, so iPad Pro 12.9 case, for example. The Model Number is a series of numbers preceded by the letter A. This number reveals your specific iPad number.
· Check The Back Of The IPad
Every iPad has its model number engraved in the tiny, fine print at the back. However, Flip the iPad over with the screen facing away from you. Look towards the bottom of the metal case and read the wording under the iPad logo. You will find “Model AXXXX”, your iPad’s specific model number.
2. How To Search The IPad Model Number
Once you have that number, you need to run a search online, giving you the exact generation number. These are the model numbers for the different generations of iPad Pro 12.9:
|iPad Pro 12.9 inch 5th generation||A2378 on the iPad Pro|
|A2461 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A2379 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular with mmWave|
|A2462 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only|
|iPad Pro 12.9 inch 4th generation||A2229 on the iPad Pro|
|A2069, A2232 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A2233 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)|
|iPad Pro 12.9 inch 3rd generation||A1876 on the iPad Pro|
|A2014, A1895 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1983 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)|
|iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2nd generation||A1670 on the iPad Pro|
|A1671 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular|
|A1821 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (China mainland only)|
|iPad Pro 12.9 inch||A1584 on the iPad Pro|
|A1652 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular|
What Is The Difference Between The Different Generations Of IPad Pro 12.9?
Undoubtedly, the best iPad Pro 12.9 case is Apple’s most powerful device. First launched in 2015, each generation upgrades upon the previous version until the latest model. In fact, the iPad Pro 12.9 5th generation (2021) is at the top of its class for devices. The 2021 version stands out with its Liquid Retina XDR display while the 4th generation has a Liquid Retina display. Both generations have the exact resolution and size.
Meanwhile, the iPad Pro 12.9 4th generation has a 7-megapixel camera. The 5th generation, however, has a 12-megapixel camera with X2 optical zoom out, dynamic tracking, and high res video. In addition, the latest version of the iPad Pro 12.9 uses the same processor chip as the newest iMac.
However, there is not that much difference between the iPad Pro 12.9 5th and 4th generation models. Both have Liquid Retina Display technology and an A12 microprocessor. The 2020 iPad has 12MP wide and 10 MP Ultra-wide cameras, while the 4th generation only has a 12MP camera. You also have a more comprehensive range of video recording options.
Although the sizes of each iPad are the same, Apple introduced very slight variations. So, for example, the iPad Pro 12.9 5th generation is 0.5mm thicker than the 4th generation. This means that you won’t be able to switch your iPad case between models, especially if it is a high-quality one. And this leads us to the last point.
Which Is The Best Case For Your IPad Pro 12.9 4th Generation?
Just like your mobile phone, your iPad goes places. Whether from the bedroom to the kitchen, home to the office, or desk to the airport, your iPad is an essential part of your life. Choosing the right iPad cover will increase its longevity and can transform the device into your right-hand man.
Zugu iPad cases combine both of these functions. Firstly, the iPad Pro 12.9 4th generation case offers maximum drop protection. In fact, the company guarantees the iPad’s safety against a five-foot drop on concrete. The case is made from TPU plastic, one of the most durable materials, and includes reinforced corners.
Secondly, the case is a magnetic kickstand with ten different angles. Thanks to the individual magnets fitted in each slot, there is no risk of the iPad slipping during an important call or while typing out an email. You can also charge your Apple Pencil wirelessly or store it in an elastic pocket on the back. The case has a soft microfibre lining that repels dust and fluff, keeping the iPad safe.
With thousands of five-star reviews and more than one million cases sold, Zugu iPad cases will protect your iPad Pro 12.9 4th generation until the very end.