I never knew, until now when I just looked up the serial numbers. I had never bothered to research it, but I just assumed it had a new charger, but tonight I looked at the serial number for the first time, and behold it is an ipad 4. The thing about this that makes me sad is I hope that I didn't get an ipad 4, and some kid that ordered a 4 got a 3. It is 8 months late to tell Apple about it, and has way too much personal information, but do these mistakes happen often? or was is something they did for a lot of people as a Christmas present thing?