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Apple iPad Wi-Fi (Original/1st Gen) 16, 32, 64 GB Specs

Identifers: iPad (Original) - MB292LL/A* - A1219 - 2311 - iPad1,1

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Apple iPadAlong with its 3G/A-GPS equipped sibling, the original Wi-Fi only Apple iPad (1st Gen/A1219) -- heralded as a "magical and revolutionary" device -- is a tablet computer designed for "browsing the web, reading and sending e-mail, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books, and more".

It is equipped with a 9.7-inch (1024x768, 132 ppi) multitouch "glossy" LED-backlit IPS display and runs a version of the same operating system that powers the iPhone and iPod touch models (originally iPhone OS 3.2, Build 7B367). As a result it is compatible with many apps for the iPhone/iPod touch, but not Mac OS X. It also syncs with a Mac or PC like an iPhone or iPod touch, but can be used like a computer with a Bluetooth keyboard or keyboard "dock" as well.

It is powered by a custom-designed 1 GHz Apple A4 "system on a chip", has 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of flash memory, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support, an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, dual mono speakers and a built-in mic packed in a 0.5 inch thick, 1.5 pound glass and aluminum case. The battery life of this iPad is reportedly 10 hours "surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" and it provides a month of standby time.

Also see:

  • What exactly is the iPad? Is it an iPod? Is it a Mac? What are the differences between the original iPad models?
  • What are all the differences between the original iPad (1st Gen) and the iPad 2?

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January 27, 2010* March 2, 2011
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*Please note that the original iPad was announced on January 27, 2010, Apple started taking pre-orders on March 12, 2010 and the Wi-Fi version shipped in the US on April 3, 2010.

Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2010.
1 454
Details: Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPad1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see's Ultimate iComparison.
Details: The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support the original iPad. Geekbench benchmarks numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see's Ultimate iComparison.
1.0 GHz Apple A4
Details: The iPad uses a custom ARM-based "system on a chip" running at 1 GHz that Apple refers to as the Apple A4 processor (S5L8930). It integrates the CPU, graphics, the memory controller, and I/O functions.

Also see: How fast are the original iPad and the iPad 2 models compared to one another?
256 MB* 16, 32, 64 GB
Details: *Apple releases no official information regarding the amount of onboard RAM, but iFixit determined that original iPad models have 256 MB of RAM via the customary disassembly.
N/A* N/A*
Details: *Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that the iPad can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
Sync & Charge None
Details: N/A
USB Dock, Headphone
Details: N/A
Tablet/Slate iPad
Details: N/A
Black/Silver* Multi-touch
Details: *The iPad has a black-trimmed "glossy" glass front and a silver aluminum back.
9.7" Color* 1024x768 (132 ppi)
Details: *This iPad has a 9.7" IPS LED-backlit 1024 by 768 display (132 ppi) with an "oleophobic" (oil repellent) coating. It has a viewable angle of 178-degrees horizontally and vertically.

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802.11a/b/g/n* 2.1+EDR
Details: *The Wi-Fi only iPad configurations support 802.11a/b/g/n. They do not support 3G data networking.
Wi-Fi Only None
Details: N/A
Lithium Polymer (25Whr) 10 Hours*
Details: *Apple estimates that the iPad provides "up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music". Apple also reports that it provides standby of a "month".

Also see: What is the battery life of the original iPad in "real-world" tests?
N/A One Month*
Details: *Apple reports that the iPad provides "a month" of standby time.
MB292LL/A* iPad (Original)
Details: *MB292LL/A is the order number for the 16 GB configuration. The 32 GB configuration is assigned MB293LL/A and the 64 GB configuration is assigned MB294LL/A.
A1219 (EMC 2311) iPad1,1
Details: The wi-fi only iPad configurations are assigned model number A1219.

Also see: All iPads with the A1219 Model Number, the 2311 EMC Number, and the iPad1,1 Model Identifier.
iPhone OS 3.2 (7B367) iOS 5.1.1*
Details: *This model is capable of running the last version of iOS 5 designed for the iPad line. It is not capable of running iOS 6 or subsequent versions of the iOS.
9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5 1.5 lbs. (0.68 kg)
Details: The iPad (held vertically) is 9.56 inches tall, 7.47 inches wide, and 0.5 of an inch deep (242.8 mm x 189.7 mm x 13.4 mm).

The iPad version equipped with Wi-Fi is 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg).
Mac OS X 10.5.8 Windows XP SP3/Vista/7
Details: Apple reports that this iPad is compatible with a "Mac computer with a USB 2.0 port, MacOS X v10.5.8 or later, and iTunes 9 or later.

It is compatible with a "PC with a USB 2.0 port, Windows 7, Windows Vista; Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later, and iTunes 9 or later.

Regardless of which operating system the iPad is "synced," Apple notes that an iTunes Store account and Internet access also are required.
Apple reports that the iPad supports "AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
Apple reports that the iPad syncs iPod-viewable photos from iTunes. iTunes supports JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats.
Apple reports that the iPad supports "H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats."
The iPad also includes a "dock connector to USB cable, 10W power adapter, and documentation".
US$499-US$699* US$75-US$150
Details: *There are three different configurations of the original Wi-Fi only iPad. Configurations include 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of storage and originally sold for US$499, US$599, and US$699, respectively.

Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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Global original prices for the iPad Wi-Fi (Original/1st Gen) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to's Global Original Prices section.

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Original Prices - North America

C$549, C$649, C$749 US$499-US$699*

Original Prices - Europe

€499, €599, €699 €499, €599, €699
DKK 3,799, 4,499, 5,199 €499, €599, €699
€499, €599, €699 €499, €599, €699
€499, €599, €699 €499, €599, €699
€499, €599, €699 NOK 4.090, 4.890, 5.690
€499, €599, €699 €488, €589, €691
SEK 4.695, 5.595, 6.495 CHF 649, 779, 899
£429, £499, £599

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 3,988, 4,788, 5,588 HK$3,888, HK$4,688, HK$5,488
¥48,800, ¥58,800, ¥68,800 S$728, S$878, S$1028
NT$16,500, NT$19,500, NT$22,500

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$629, A$759, A$879 NZ$814, NZ$998, NZ$1174

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