AT&T Leaks Don't Show iPad LTE Plans

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Over the weekend some newly leaked AT&T documents generated some interest about references to possible LTE-based iPads. iFans first wrote about the possibilities. The references, however, were rather vague and the dates were also in question. One of their own forum readers dug into the data further and found that the iPad references had nothing to do with LTE-support.
    He quotes the relevant segments in the leaked documents and sums it up: "they're moving iPad traffic first over to this new billing and traffic shaping platform."

    So, no, the documents don't give any evidence that AT&T is testing LTE-based iOS devices. Apple is certainly working on LTE support in the future, but previous rumors have placed them well into 2012.

    Article Link: AT&T Leaks Don't Show iPad LTE Plans
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Nicky G

    Mar 24, 2002
    Baltimore & NYC
    Does anybody know if the AT&T HSPA+ network is widely deployed at this point? If only the iPhone 4 supported HSPA+, I'd be able to test it. Har! Well, maybe iPhone 5 will do HSPA+.
  3. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    HSPA+ is a software update in many cases, but AT&T has not upgraded the backhaul to their towers.... so it's pointless. You won't see the speeds until backhaul is ready... which is taking too dam long.
  4. macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010

    "...their first LTE network deployment (in Redmond and surrounding areas)"...

    First LTE Redmond! That's hilarious. And it seems like a slap to Apple.

    "Hey Steve, you want to do some real world LTE testing with your prototypes? How about taking them up to Redmond?"
  5. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Actually, they are likely testing in Redmond, because the headquarters of AT&T Wireless was there, and they are using that location for operations.

  6. macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Or we can go full circle and come up with a conspiracy involving Nintendo as well.
  7. MNT
    macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Or they could test them on Verizon's LTE network in, say, any major city in the United States.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2007
    Twin Cities
    No rush.

    Get it rolled out more, then jump to 4G. Also, while 4G is nice, I'd really like less of a hit to battery drain. You can have the fastest cellular data network in the world, but data caps and battery drain can dampen the benefit.
  9. macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2010

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