iPad model number, serial number decode, explained 2010-2019

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The beginning of the iPad era can be considered from 2010. In 2010, the first iPAD went on sale. For all time, 21 iPad models were introduced at the end of 2019. The serial number contains information about the place of manufacture of the tablet, the date of assembly, and the technical parameters in encrypted form.

IPad models by years 2010-2019

What you can pay attention to, for example, the iPad Air 2 model of 2014, such tablets were produced later. At the same time, the iPad Air is a 3rd generation model, this is the 2019 release.

  1. iPad 2010 Release
  2. iPad 2 – 2011 release
  3. iPad (3rd generation) – 2012 release
  4. iPad (4th generation) – 2012 release
  5. iPad mini – 2012 release
  6. iPad Air – 2013-2014 release
  7. iPad Air 2 – 2014 release
  8. iPad mini 2 – 2014 release
  9. iPad mini 3 – 2014 release
  10. iPad Pro (12.9-inch) – 2015 release
  11. iPad mini 4 – 2015 release
  12. iPad Pro (9.7-inch) – 2016 release
  13. iPad Pro (10.5-inch) – 2017 release
  14. iPad (5th generation) – 2017 release
  15. iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) – 2017 release
  16. iPad (6th generation) – 2018 release
  17. iPad Pro 11-inch – 2018 release
  18. iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) – 2018 release
  19. iPad (7th generation) – 2019 release
  20. iPad mini (5th generation) – 2019 release
  21. iPad Air (3rd generation) – 2019 release

IPad serial number decryption

Like the phone, iPad devices have information about the serial number of the device. The serial number can be found on the box or in the tablet’s memory. The iPad serial number format is similar to the iPhone serial number. IPad serial number is 12 characters long.

An example of decoding the iPad serial number using the example of F9FYC6FBLMPD

  • F9 – location of the factory for the assembly of the iPad, we note that the main place of assembly of the iPad China. ID F9, DN China OEM assembler Foxconn.
  • F – assembly line number at the factory
  • YC – year and week of production of the iPad (below is a table for determining the year of production of the iPad iPad)
  • 6FBL – unique device number
  • LM – device identifier. LM Apple iPad Air / 3rd Generation / iPad Air 3rd generation. Such tablets began to be produced in 2019.
  • P – modification, for example:
    • P – the device has only a WiFi module, there is no support for mobile Internet.
    • W – the device supports WiFi and there is a mobile module / Cellular /.
  • D – case color individually for each iPad series

IPad model identifier in serial number

  • LM – iPad Air / 3rd Generation
  • LM – iPad mini (5th generation)
  • MF – iPad (7th generation)
  • K7 – iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • KD – iPad Pro 11-inch
  • JF – iPad (6th generation)
  • J2 – iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • HL – iPad (5th generation)
  • HP – iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
  • H1 – iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
  • HG – iPad mini 4 manufacture 2017
  • GH- iPad mini 4 manufacture 2015-2016
  • GM – iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
  • G5 – iPad mini 3
  • FC – iPad mini 2
  • G5 – iPad Air 2
  • FK – iPad Air
  • F1 – iPad mini
  • FC – iPad (4th generation)
  • DV – iPad (3rd generation)
  • DK – iPad 2
  • PZ – iPad






Determining (identifying) iPad production date by serial number

IPHONE ASSEMBLY DATE (DATE CODES IN SERIAL NUMBER) 2010-2029

monthweek codeweek of the year2010 20202011 20212012 20222013 20232014 20242015 20252016 20262017 20272018 20282019 2029
C/DF/GH/JK/LM/NP/QR/ST/VW/XY/Z
January11С1F1H1K1M1P1R1T1W1Y1
January22С2F2H2K2M2P2R2T2W2Y2
January33С3F3H3K3M3P3R3T3W3Y3
January44С4F4H4K4M4P4R4T4W4Y4
February55С5F5H5K5M5P5R5T5W5Y5
February66С6F6H6K6M6P6R6T6W6Y6
February77С7F7H7K7M7P7R7T7W7Y7
February88С8F8H8K8M8P8R8T8W8Y8
March99С9F9H9K9M9P9R9T9W9Y9
MarchC10CCFCHCKCMCPCRCTCWCYC
MarchD11CDFDHDKDMDPDRDTDWDYD
MarchF12CFFFHFKFMFPFRFTFWFYF
MarchG13CGFGHGKGMGPGRGTGWGYG
AprilH14CHFHHHKHMHPHRHTHWHYH
AprilJ15CJFJHJKJMJPJRJTJWJYJ
AprilK16CKFKHKKKMKPKRKTKWKYK
AprilM17CMFMHMKMMMPMRMTMWMYM
MayN18CNFNHNKNMNPNRNTNWNYN
MayL19CLFLHLKLMLPLRLTLWLYL
MayP20CPFPHPKPMPPPRPTPWPYP
MayQ21CQFQHQKQMQPQRQTQWQYQ
MayR22CRFRHRKRMRPRRRTRWRYR
JuneT23CTFTHTKTMTPTRTTTWTYT
JuneV24CVFVHVKVMVPVRVTVWVYV
JuneW25CWFWHWKWMWPWRWTWWWYW
JuneX26CXFXHXKXMXPXRXTXWXYX
JuneY27CYFYHYKYMYPYRYTYWYYY
July128D1G1J1L1N1Q1S1V1X1Z1
July229D2G2J2L2N2Q2S2V2X2Z2
July330D3G3J3L3N3Q3S3V3X3Z3
July431D4G4J4L4N4Q4S4V4X4Z4
August532D5G5J5L5N5Q5S5V5X5Z5
August633D6G6J6L6N6Q6S6V6X6Z6
August734D7G7J7L7N7Q7S7V7X7Z7
August835D8G8J8L8N8Q8S8V8X8Z8
September936D9G9J9L9N9Q9S9V9X9Z9
SeptemberC37DCGCJCLCNCQCSCVCXCZC
SeptemberD38DDGDJDLDNDQDSDVDXDZD
SeptemberF39DFGFJFLFNFQFSFVFXFZF
SeptemberG40DGGGJGLGNGQGSGVGXGZG
OctoberH41DHGHJHLHNHQHSHVHXHZH
OctoberJ42DJGJJJLJNJQJSJVJXJZJ
OctoberK43DKGKJKLKNKQKSKVKXKZK
OctoberM44DMGMJMLMNMQMSMVMXMZM
OctoberN45DNGNJNLNNNQNSNVNXNZN
NovemberL46DLGLJLLLNLQLSLVLXLZL
NovemberP47DPGPJPLPNPQPSPVPXPZP
NovemberQ48DQGQJQLQNQQQSQVQXQZQ
NovemberR49DRGRJRLRNRQRSRVRXRZR
DecemberT50DTGTJTLTNTQTSTVTXTZT
DecemberV51DVGVJVLVNVQVSVVVXVZV
DecemberW52DWGWJWLWNWQWSWVWXWZW
DecemberX53DXGXJXLXNXQXSXVXXXZX

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