With Apple deciding to forgo the numeric naming in their latest iPad, many people are finding it hard to make reference to “The New iPad”. It is not helped by the lack any distinct labeling on the box itself to differentiate it from the iPad 2. The only way to tell is by cross referencing the model number, or making sure that there is an “iCloud” sticker on the bottom of the box. For convenience and to avoid confusion, the new iPad (3rd generation) would be referred as “iPad 3″ throughout this post.
I came across this very problem when i bought a few sets of the iPad 3 to resell. Buyers would ask how can they tell that this is the iPad 3, instead of an iPad 2? Finding a suitable reference table for the model number that translate to which iPad 3 is also hard to come by. Hence i decided to compile a list, based on the Singapore retail sets of iPad 3.
The model number is displayed on the back of the box, bottom right corner.
iPad 3 – Black
MC705ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 16GB – Black
MC706ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 32GB – Black
MC707ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 64GB – Black
MD366ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB – Black
MD367ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB – Black
MD368ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB – Black
iPad 3 – White
MD328ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 16GB – White
MD329ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 32GB – White
MD330ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 64GB – White
MD369ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB – White
MD370ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB – White
MD371ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB – White