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iPad with Retina display at a glance.

9.7-inch Retina display

Photos and videos look incredibly detailed and text is razor sharp on the stunning Retina display, which features over 3.1 million pixels — a million more than an HDTV.

A6X chip

With the powerful A6X chip, iPad is fast and responsive to your every tap, flick, and pinch. And it’s also power efficient, so you get up to 10 hours of battery life.2

Shoot beautiful photos and video

Take sharp, detailed photos and shoot stunning 1080p HD video with the rear-facing iSight camera. And use the front-facing FaceTime HD camera for video calls with friends and family.

Ultrafast wireless

Get fast Wi-Fi performance thanks to 802.11n.3 And the Wi-Fi + Cellular model supports a wide range of LTE bands for fast connections the world over.1

Powerful apps included

iPad comes with great apps for sending email, browsing the web, and making video calls. It also includes apps that let you do amazing things with your photos, movies, music, documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.

Over 500,000 apps on
the App Store

The App Store has incredible apps designed specifically for iPad. These aren’t just scaled-up phone apps. They take full advantage of iPad technologies like the gyroscope, accelerometer, and every pixel in the 9.7-inch Retina display. So there’s almost no limit to what iPad — or you — can do.4

What’s in the box

  • iPad with Retina display
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • 12W USB Power Adapter

iOS 7

iOS is even easier to use with features like Control Center, AirDrop, and smarter multitasking. And because it’s designed for iPad, everything not only looks beautiful, it runs beautifully.

Limited warranty

Every iPad comes with complimentary telephone technical support for 90 days from your iPad purchase date and a one-year limited warranty.

Choose the iPad that’s right for you.

Wi–Fi or Wi–Fi + Cellular?

Wi-Fi model: Uses high-speed Wi-Fi networking to connect to the Internet. It’s ideal if you have a wireless Internet router in your home or if you’ll be using your iPad near a wireless hotspot in a coffee shop or school library, for example. There are Wi-Fi hotspots nearly everywhere around the world — iPad with Wi-Fi finds them automatically.

Wi-Fi + Cellular model: Keeps you connected to the Internet using a fast mobile data connection when Wi-Fi isn’t available. So you can stay connected when you’re commuting on the train, hanging out at the park, or looking for directions during a road trip. It’s available without a contract, and service is sold separately. See your carrier for rate plan information.

Network Provider Data Plan Cost Activation
AT&T Plans 250MB per month $14.99 Visit AT&T site for coverage map.
3GB per month $30.00
5GB per month $50.00
Sprint Plans 1GB per month $14.99 Visit Sprint site for coverage map.
3GB per month $34.99
6GB per month $49.99
T-Mobile Plans 200MB per month free Visit T-Mobile site for coverage map.
2.7GB per month $30.00
4.7GB per month $40.00
Verizon Plans 1GB per month $20.00 Visit Verizon site for coverage map.
2GB per month $30.00
6GB per month $50.00

Includes Wi-Fi browsing; refer to carrier website for terms and conditions.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon.

The iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular model you purchase will work with one of these wireless carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon. While you don’t have to activate service right away, you should choose your iPad according to the carrier you prefer. Each carrier offers a range of data plan options. Visit your favorite carrier’s website to see data plans.

No contract. No long-term commitment.

When you decide to activate data service, you can choose the amount of data per month you want to buy — with no long-term contract. So if you have a business trip or vacation approaching, just sign up for the month you’ll be traveling and cancel when you get back.

Warranty

Limited Warranty

Every iPad comes with complimentary telephone technical support for 90 days from your iPad purchase date and a one-year limited warranty.

AppleCare+ for iPad

AppleCare+ for iPad extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPad and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage. Just add AppleCare+ during the checkout process.5

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do all iPad models use the same type of SIM card?

    No. iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad mini all use a nano-SIM card. All other iPad models use a micro-SIM card. Micro-SIM cards cannot be used in devices that use nano-SIM cards.

    Click here for information on iPad support for LTE networks by carrier and country

  • Do accessories for iPad 2 and iPad (3rd generation) work with iPad Air, iPad with Retina display (4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display, and
    iPad mini?

    iPad Air, iPad with Retina display (4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad mini use the Lightning connector, which is different from the 30-pin connector on iPad 2 and iPad (3rd generation). However, you can purchase a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter to use with existing 30-pin accessories (except those that require video output). For more information about compatibility, visit the iPad accessory pages on the Apple Online Store.

  • Which adapter should I use to charge my iPad?

    iPad Air and iPad with Retina display come with a 12W USB Power Adapter. iPad mini with Retina display comes with a 10W USB Power Adapter. And iPad mini comes with a 5W USB Power Adapter. If you need to purchase an additional adapter, choose the 12W adapter because it can charge all iPad models.

  • Which Smart Cover or Smart Case should I use
    with my iPad?

    The iPad Air Smart Cover and the iPad Air Smart Case are compatible only with iPad Air. The iPad mini Smart Cover and the iPad mini Smart Case will work with both iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display. The iPad Smart Cover and the iPad Smart Case will work for the iPad with Retina display.

Technical Specifications

Color

Black

White

Models

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi + Cellular

Capacity and Price6
  • 16GB $399
  • 16GB $529
Size and Weight7
  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds (652 g)
  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
  • Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g)
Display
  • Retina display
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Chip

Dual-core A6X chip with quad-core graphics

Carriers - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon
Wireless and Cellular
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular (AT&ampT or T-Mobile)

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
  • LTE1
  • Data only8

Wi-Fi + Cellular (Verizon or Sprint)

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B
  • GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
  • LTE1
  • Data only8
Cameras, Photos, and Video Recording

FaceTime HD Camera

  • 1.2MP photos
  • 720p HD video
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or cellular9
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging

Video Recording

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Video stabilization
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination

iSight Camera

  • 5MP photos
  • Autofocus
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Tap to focus video
    or still images
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • HDR photos
External Buttons and Connectors

External Buttons and Controls

Home, On/Off, Sleep/Wake, Silent/Screen rotation lock, Volume up/down

Connectors and Input/Output

Dual microphones, 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack, Lightning connector, Built-in speakers
Battery and Power2
  • Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
  • Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Input/Output
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
  • Built-in speakers
  • Microphone
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
  • Built-in speakers
  • Microphone
  • Micro-SIM card tray
Connector
  • Lightning
Sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
Operating System

iOS 7

With an all-new design and all-new features, iOS 7 is the world’s most advanced mobile OS. In its most advanced form.
Learn more about iOS 7

iOS 7 includes

  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • AirPrint
  • Control Center
  • Notification Center
  • Siri
  • Spotlight Search
  • iTunes Radio
  • Facebook Integration
  • Twitter Integration
  • iCloud
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Multitasking

Built-in Apps

Safari

Mail

iBooks

Photos

Maps

FaceTime

Newsstand

Messages

iTunes Store

App Store

Calendar

Music

Videos

Siri

Reminders

Contacts

Camera

Notes

Photo Booth

Clock

Game Center

Free Apps from Apple10

iPhoto

iMovie

GarageBand

Pages

Numbers

Keynote

iTunes U

Podcasts

Find My iPhone

Find My Friends

Remote

iTunes Trailers

Apple Store

Location
  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Cellular
Video Calling9
  • FaceTime
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device
    over Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device
    over Wi-Fi or cellular
Audio Calling9
  • FaceTime
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device
    over Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device
    over Wi-Fi or cellular
Audio Playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
  • AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Mail Attachment Support

Viewable document types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics

Languages View complete language support
Intelligent Assistant11 Siri

Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more.

Accessibility

  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Guided Access
  • Switch Control
  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • Larger type
  • Bold text
  • Increase contrast
  • Reduce motion
  • On/Off labels
  • Invert colors
  • Left/right volume adjustment

Environmental Requirements

  • Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

System Requirements

  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access12
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
    • Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
    • PC: Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with
      Service Pack 3 or later
    • iTunes (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
In the Box
  • iPad with Retina display
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • 12W USB Power Adapter
  1. Data plan required. LTE is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds will vary based on site conditions. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/ipad/LTE.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in March 2014 using preproduction iPad (4th generation) units and software. Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks: video playback, audio playback, and Internet browsing using Wi‑Fi or cellular data network. Video content was a repeated 2-hour 23-minute movie purchased from the iTunes Store. Audio content was a playlist of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store. Internet over Wi‑Fi and cellular data network tests were conducted using dedicated web and mail servers, browsing snapshot versions of 20 popular web pages, and receiving mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Wi‑Fi was associated with a network (except for Internet browsing over cellular data network); the Wi‑Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off; Brightness was set to 50%; and WPA2 encryption was enabled. Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPad units; actual results may vary.
  3. Actual speed will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network and other factors.
  4. Refers to the total number worldwide. Not all content is available in all countries.
  5. AppleCare+ for iPad provides coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage from handling. Each incident is subject to a $49 service fee.
  6. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  7. Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
  8. Cellular data service is available only on Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The model you purchase is configured to work with a particular cellular network technology. Data plan required.
  9. FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
  10. GarageBand is free on the App Store for all iOS 7 compatible devices; additional GarageBand instruments and sounds are available with an in-app purchase. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated on or after September 1, 2013. See www.apple.com/ios/whats-new for iOS 7 compatible devices. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
  11. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required. Cellular data charges may apply.
  12. Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.

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