Which iPads are compatible with the ShoWorks iPad app?

Article ID: 151008
Category: iPad App
Date Added: 8/4/2018
Date Updated: 3/14/2022


Apple no longer allows any app to be downloaded/distributed to devices manufactured in 2012 and prior.

Apple requires all apps submitted to the Apple App Store (including the ShoWorks app) since July of 2015, to be 64-bit. iPads manufactured in 2012 and older, are 32-bit and incomplatible with this requirement. Apple's current policy does not allow any 32-bit apps to be distributed. This is not within the control of any developer, including ShoWorks.

Apple does not allow retroactively seeking an older version of any app to download onto a 32-bit device.

Which iPad models are and are not compatible (at the time of this article August 2018)?

iPads that are not compatible are the 32-bit iPads (models manufactured in 2012 or prior):

  • iPad (released 2010, often referred to as "Original iPad" or "iPad 1st generation"). Models A1219, A1337
  • iPad 2 (released 2011) Models A1395, A1396, A1397
  • New iPad (released early 2012, often referred to as "iPad 3" or "iPad 3rd generation") Models A1416, A1430, A1403
  • iPad mini ( released 2012, often referred to "iPad mini 1st generation") Models A1432, A1454, A1455
  • iPad (released late 2012, often referred to as "iPad 4" or "iPad 4th generation") Models A1458, A1459, A1460

iPads that are currently compatible are the 64-bit iPads are (models manufactured in 2013 or later) and currently supported by Apple.

A comprehensive, up-to-date reference of all iPads may be found here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201471

How can I check to see what model of iPad I have?

Two methods:

1) In the iPad, go to Settings>General>About>Model. Tap the "Model" setting to toggle the values where you see a value that begins with the letter "A" such as "A1670". Compare this model number with the numbers above to determine if your iPad is compatible.


2) On the back cover of the iPad in small print is the model number (referenced in the above list). This is often too small to see with the naked eye.

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