4G for iPad 2

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  1. iPad.Lover macrumors member

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    Now, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are jumping into the 4G revolution. Do you think iPad 2 will be a 4G device.?
     
  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    No.
     
  3. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Nope. It's way too early to be thinking about any 4G device in the USz the HTC Evo had/has extremely limited 4G service throughout the United States. Apple's never been the kind to adopt any technology early on, they wait for all the kinks to be worked out before using it.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Was the original iPhone 3G? Apple will likely wait until 4G is more widely available/accepted (likely 2012 3gen iPad, 6gen iPhone) before releasing an iPhone or iPad.
     
  5. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    No, because it's not a US centric device. The iPad is a global device, and probably sells more units outside of the US (if anyone knows for sure?).

    until 4G gets taken up on mass on a global scale, in the countries that Apple sell iPads, then I can't see it happening
     
  6. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Lol! I don't know why but the bluntness of your answer made me laugh. :D
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    This is your likely answer and reason why
    I believe there is zero chance of this
     
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  9. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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    I could see it happening. Make 3G standard across the whole line and then use a 4G LTE radio in the "premium" models. After all 4G radios should be backwards compatible with 3G. The current 4G networks seem to be data-only at the moment which is perfect. LTE seems to be the worldwide choice that might finally mean everyone uses the same standard. The only sticking point (beyond power efficiency of the 4G radios) is what frequencies will be used in various countries!
     
  10. Roy G Biv macrumors 6502

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    So does Apple typically announce new products in January?

    Hoping so...
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    They aren't going to announce a new iPad in January. apple announces whenever they feel like it.
     
  12. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    No because the 4G version in the US is a bastardized version of 4G that is only avail in the US. Currently Sweden and Hong Kong have the only REAL 4G networks and these only run on modems. There are no 4G phone chips avail. T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and the other US carriers are selling a lie about 4G. So to reiterate.

    Nope.....
     
  13. Gordon Gekko macrumors regular

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    The United States is 65% or more of Apple's market. So to them the U.S. consumer dominates.
     
  14. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    Is this for iPad sales or Apple sales in general?
     
  15. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    i believe he is referring to apple sales in general
     
  16. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks

    In which case, that would have no bearing on any strategic decisions Apple took with the iPad. Otherwise (I might be wrong here) wouldn't Apple have gone for a CDMA handset and iPad from the off?
     
  17. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    WHAT????? A good chunk of Apples sales comes outside of the US. The fact remains, the LTE market in the US is a shame. There are no LTE chipsets for phones, Sweden and Hong Kong have the only real 4G networks. It only makes sense for Apple to cater to countries outside of the US that will have real 4G before the US does. Until the US becomes more homogenous cellular wise fragmentation will be the name of the game.
     

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