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Apple Prepping 3 Versions of Next iPad for Carrier Choice?



Word out of DigiTimes is that Apple is preparing to add a CDMA version iPad to its lineup when the next versions are released in 2011. We’ve already got two versions, a WiFi only version and a UMTS version. Verizon has been selling iPads for a few weeks now bundled with a locked down MiFi card, but if this rumor holds true it will offer some interesting point to point selling data as customers can choose to lock themselves into a carrier when they make a purchase.

The logic of this rumor makes some sense but I’m not so sure if this rumor holds water or not. There’s this nagging little question about Verizon getting ready to flip on LTE all over the place. Even if that “all over the place” won’t reach the current level of coverage that Verizon’s CDMA network currently does for some time, I find it hard to imagine that both Apple and Verizon wouldn’t want to see LTE iPads if at all possible.

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  1. Anonymous

    12/29/2010 at 6:35 am

    Ahhh, “an unnamed source”, the old “one” with today’s rumored features and a new vague time frame. Apple didn’t reveal any details, of course it won’t until it makes a formal announcement sometime in the new year. Well, we can be sure there will be a new iPad within the next 12 months. Other than that, it’s just this week’s click-bait.
    For featuring 3G connectivity, sounds should be under consideration, more 3G connectivity options for users is what looking forward to I believe. Though now the wifi can be turned to 3G with some apps like Wifi.

    P.S. Tips to Turn iPad Wi-Fi Into 3G and some more iPad tips you would be interested in:

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