How to tell if you have an iPad 3?

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  1. Tricon7

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    How can one tell just by looking at the iPad 3 or the box whether one has an iPad 3 or an iPad 2? I don't see anything obvious. And what's the best way to find out once one is in the iPad?
     
  2. Wingless

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    While the screen is off? Well the back of it just says iPad on the new one instead of iPad 2, if iPad 2 also has iPad on the back then sorry, I would stick with the different curve the new one has under the edges.
     
  3. zman

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    If the box says 4G, that's definitely a 3rd gen. Product codes are specific too but that's tougher.

    On the unit, the virtual keyboard will have the "microphone" (dictation) feature.
     
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    On the back of the box...in the bottom left corner, it should say (c) 2012 Apple Inc. for the new iPad...of course, this is not on the iPad itself. However, simply looking at the small text on any webpage should be a sure fire method, at least for me it would be. iPad 2 will have fuzzy, mal-formed letters. 2012 iPad will have well formed, crisp letters.
     
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    The iPad 3 has model A1416 on the back,while the iPad 2 has model A1395 on the back.
     
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    We use different color covers to tell them apart.
     
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    And you think the wife won't screw you over dude! Haha, women are all about color! Yep, you'll be walking around with an iPad 2 within a week swearing you don't know what all the new iPad fuss was about and she'll be all smiles!
     
  8. beesknees

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    lol. I have been married for 20 years. I knew the Ipad3 was hers before it ever arrived. At least I don't get stuck with the big clunky first gen anymore...
     
  9. STi

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    Have both boxes right here and only diff I see is iCloud on side of box vs just apple.....if u have it on the display will tell u:)
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    My 2nd iPad 2 box has the cloud on the box as well,as it was manufactured after iOs 5 and the cloud were introduced.
     

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