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I want to know the exact version of an older iPad.

After looking up the serial number, it states iPad2,2. I know it is a second generation iPad, but what does the number after the comma identify?

Does this mean this is iPad2 second generation, where iPad2,1 would be iPad2 first generation?

I thought the generation was the first number, so iPad1 is 1st generation, iPad2 is 2nd, and so on.

How do I properly identify iPad2,2 and other iPads?

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A general statement regarding Model Identifiers (example: iPad1,1) is first number indicates generation and the second number indicates variant. However, there are many instances where simply reading the model identifier and trying to decode it cannot identify a device.

Comprehensive lists are available at EveryI and The iPhone Wiki. Note that there are several instances of overlap (example: iPad1,1 for both WiFi and WiFi+3G models)

The model/family/"A" number (example: A1234) may also be useful in identifying a given device (though some also overlap, such as A1395 for iPad2,1 and iPad2,4).

The model/part/"M" number is even better, typically allowing identification of more specific detail.

The iPad2,2 specifically refers to the iPad 2 WiFi+3G (GSM).

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