iPad 2—NO wifi-only option—what do you think.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by doug in albq, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

    Oct 12, 2007
    I am thinking there is a possibility that the second generation of iPad will not have a wifi-only option, and they will all be wifi and cellular connection...(not that there is anything wrong with this) :eek:

    Am I wrong, what do you think?
  2. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    I don't think that anything will change. Apple will still offer wifi only models. There are some countries, like China where the 3G cannot be sold.
    Even if Apple did what you are saying, I wouldn't mind.
  3. panda bear macrumors 68000

    panda bear

    Apr 5, 2010
    What is making you think this? Do you have a reason for it or are you just dreaming up possible scenarios for the next iPad release?
  4. Piggie macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    Tell you what..............

    I would like GPS fitted as standard.

    I would of liked GPS but I did not want the cost of the 3G option as I don't need to use my iPad for web browsing out and about.

    I thought it was a shame they did it like that.
  5. jsh macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2008
    I imagine it's because they can take advantage of A-GPS and not wait for the GPS satellite lock before displaying anything useful.
  6. qawes macrumors regular


    Jun 27, 2010
    And sell them at the price of WiFi only. That would be nice :)
  7. Wozza2010 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2010
  8. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
  9. Piggie macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    From a scale of manufacturing and stocking point of view it would make sense really to only have one model.

    Then to be able to pay more to activate different parts within the unit.

    I could see this happening, but not for many years yet.
  10. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Well, it could happen. Back in the day (before PCs), there were a lot of computers that would ship with some features disabled that a technician could "field enable" by moving a few jumper cables. It was just cheaper to manufacture everything the same.

    Why would Apple do it? Well, it might reduce some manufacturing costs (but not by much, as Apple needs to pay license fees on several of the 3G related components). Apple does hate SKU bloat, so this would let them trim down the number of different iPad products.

    It would be nice to hit the App Store and buy a Sprint, AT&T or Verizon 3G enabling App -- but that may be a few years out.
  11. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
  12. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    In case you haven't noticed, you're in the theater of the absurd. No potential topic is safe from goofy speculation.
  13. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    I think the next iPad will be round. :eek:

    You heard it here first!
  14. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
    well, if it stays at 499$ with 3G, I will be happy
    I just like the 3G one because of the GPS, it makes it feel like "The whole deal"

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