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Welcome! EveryiPad.com was created to not only make it easier to find iPad specific details from Everyi.com -- including iPad specs and answers -- but also to organize helpful links to official iPad instruction manuals, unofficial iPad forums, hand selected iPad reviews and video reviews, and more.
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Ever since it was founded in 1996, EveryMac.com has answered Mac questions sent in by readers. Likewise, EveryiPad.com's iPad Q&A and iPad Troubleshooting & Repair Q&A answer iPad-related questions with the same precise attention to detail.
Click on each tab for the five most frequently asked iPad questions in each category.
If your question is not answered above, be sure to see EveryiPad.com's complete iPad Q&A and iPad Troubleshooting & Repair Q&A as well as the official iPad manuals. If none of those answer your question, try unofficial forums for community support.
The official instruction manuals from Apple for each iPad are linked in PDF format below. The iPad itself can view PDFs without difficulty, and a PDF program likely is already installed on any other computer or device you may use to view this site, but if not, you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The model number is a specific identifier listed on the back toward the bottom of each iPad in tiny print. If your iPad will boot, you also easily can identify it by launching the "Settings" app and then selecting General > About > and scrolling to Model. This "Model," which also is referred to as an "Order Number" should look like MD328LL. Type this number into EveryiPad.com's Ultimate iLookup for an exact match.
For additional methods to identify a specific model, please refer to iPad Identification.
|iPad (Specs)||Model No||Instruction Manual|
|iPad Wi-Fi (Original)||A1219||Apple Manual|
|iPad Wi-Fi/3G/GPS (Original)||A1337||Apple Manual|
|iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only)||A1395||Apple Manual|
|iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/GSM/GPS)||A1396||Apple Manual|
|iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/CDMA/GPS)||A1397||Apple Manual|
|iPad 2 (iPad2,4)||A1395||Apple Manual|
|iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only)||A1416||Apple Manual|
|iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/AT&T/GPS)||A1430||Apple Manual|
|iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Verizon/GPS)||A1403||Apple Manual|
|iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi Only)||A1458||Apple Manual|
|iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/AT&T/GPS)||A1459||Apple Manual|
|iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/Verizon & Sprint/GPS)||A1460||Apple Manual|
|iPad mini (Wi-Fi Only)||A1432||Apple Manual|
|iPad mini (Wi-Fi/AT&T/GPS)||A1454||Apple Manual|
|iPad mini (Wi-Fi/Verizon & Sprint/GPS)||A1455||Apple Manual|
|iPad Air (Wi-Fi Only)||A1474||Apple Manual|
|iPad Air (Wi-Fi/Cellular)||A1475||Apple Manual|
|iPad mini (Retina/2nd Gen - Wi-Fi Only)||A1489||Apple Manual|
|iPad mini (Retina/2nd Gen - Wi-Fi/Cellular)||A1490||Apple Manual|
From time-to-time even the most detailed answers and the instruction manual do not address a specific iPad issue. Other times, it is ideal to get a variety of feedback from those with hands on experience regarding a particular product or accessory. In these instances, unofficial iPad forums should be able to help.
A selection of active iPad communities include:
|Apple (Official)||iLounge Forums||Everything iCafe||iMore Forums|
|ModMyi Forums||iPadForums||Whirlpool Forums||MacTalk iPad|
To improve the likelihood that the iPad community will be accepting, be sure to:
Those who follow these simple rules are likely to be welcomed members of the community. It's always a good idea to review the specific forum rules before posting, too.
A handful of quality reviews for all iPad models are below for your convenience. For the most recent iPad Air and iPad mini 2nd Gen, video reviews also are below.
The well-known iLounge has in-depth reviews for the iPad Air and iPad mini 2nd Gen that include usage info, battery life, performance, and more. The same site also has detailed reviews for the original iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3rd Gen, iPad 4th Gen and iPad mini.
AnandTech provides the site's trademark "thorough" reviews for the iPad Air and iPad mini 2nd Gen geared toward those interested in hardcore technical details. AnandTech has reviews for the original iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3rd Gen, iPad 4th Gen, and iPad mini, too.
ArsTechnica likewise provides multi-page reviews of the iPad Air and iPad mini 2nd Gen purporting to offer "everything you wanted to know" about each device. Ars also provides reviews for the original iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3rd Gen, iPad 4th Gen, and iPad mini.
Although they're not as lengthy, for those who prefer a more concise take, the WSJ also has quality reviews of the iPad Air and iPad mini 2nd Gen in addition to reviews for the original iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3rd Gen, iPad 4th Gen, and iPad mini.
iPad Video Reviews:
Video reviews for the latest iPad models -- the iPad Air and iPad mini 2nd Gen -- follow.
The first video, from Zollotech, covers the iPad Air, and the second video, from JTechAppleTV, covers the iPad mini 2nd Gen. You also may be interested in the comprehensive written reviews listed above for all iPad models.
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