Do you think there'll ever be a Sprint iPad?

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  1. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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  3. Yumunum thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But wouldn't it be redundant?

    I mean, think about it, why in the world would you choose a Sprint iPad over the AT&T or Verizon versions?

    AT&T version has fastest speeds
    Verizon version has best coverage

    But... Sprint has bad speeds, and less coverage than Verizon. Sprinters can roam, but aren't there some limits to the roaming users? I've heard some things about how the Verizon towers prioritize Verizon devices first. Idk if that's true or if that's how it works.
     
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    Competition and a wider audience (more carriers) can only help Apple sell more iPads/ iPhones.
     
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    Absolutely although not until the iPad 3 comes out.
     
  7. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Yes. Sprint would definitely want another revenue stream especially since iPad is not subsidized.
     
  8. DeathChill macrumors 68000

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    I am going to assume that iPad 3 will combine all of the carriers into a single model of the iPad 3G, like the iPhone 4S. I can't imagine why they wouldn't include Sprint if they've already done all the hard work in the baseband of the iPhone's anyway.
     
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    Sprint is cheapest and has truly unlimited data.
     
  10. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    All? You mean 3/4 of the major carriers. T-Mobile still did BS to reject the iPhone/iPad to their network :mad:
     
  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Yes. Whatever iPad is released in the spring will probably have the exact same quad-band chip that's in the iPhone 4S.
     
  12. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Yes, as already mentioned, when the iPad 3 comes out.
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Probably next year with a combo CDMA / GSM iPad (like the iPhone 4S).
     
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    There is a Sprint iPhone so there will be a Sprint iPad.
     
  15. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    "Unlimited" data as a selling point for a phone contract is one thing, but "unlimited" data on a month-to-month model is another thing entirely.
     
  16. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Sprint only offers unlimited tablet (month-to-month) data on 4G, i.e. WiMax/LTE. It's extremely unlikely that Apple will ever support WiMax, though they likely will support LTE at some point (maybe iPad3, maybe iPad4). Sprint's LTE deployment is still very minimal - no significant coverage for the next couple of years.

    Ed: Also it's not clear on Sprint's site if the $59.95 "5GB (3G)/Unlimited (4G)" plan is available with a tablet - it doesn't say that it's not, but there are other (capped) plans that are listed specifically as "Tablet" plans.
     

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