iPad 3 WiFi vs AT&T

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  1. canamaz macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought what I thought was the iPad 3 Wifi and when I got home I realized they gave me the AT&T version. Is there any disadvantage in having this version if I never plan on using the AT&T Data?
     
  2. macchap macrumors newbie

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    10 grams and $130

    There's no downside to owning the AT&T version of the New iPad over the WiFi only version. As long as you keep cellular data turned off, battery life and performance are identical. The AT&T version is 10 grams heavier, but the resale value is increased.
     
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  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Odd, they didn't scan the barcode on the box? Nevertheless, you got a good deal.
     
  6. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    Lucky you, then! :D Not really any disadvantages, it's actually rather nice to have the option for 4G internet.
     
  7. canamaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They scanned the tag I brought up to them and radioed for someone to bring it up. I was at a Sams C.
     
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    i love my wifi model. I never take my ipad anywhere in public, so wifi works well for me
     
  10. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    good deal for you then. maybe they had trouble unloading the att version and gave you a mulligan
     
  11. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    Nice! No contract! You could just sell it for more than you bought it for then get a wifi version, too.
     
  12. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Ah, good to know. I'll have to watch what is brought up when I make electronics purchases there. This could just have easily happened in reverse. :)
     
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    The wifi only version also does not have GPS. Maybe you could benefit with that feature and still not use cellular data
     
  15. Klingi macrumors newbie

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    Nice deal ;) Just make sure to disable cellular data if it's not already disabled without a SIM-card
     
  16. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    WiFi model is about 0.1 ounce lighter than cellular plus WiFi model. If weight an issue
     
  17. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    There are plenty of GPS apps that don't require cellular data.
     

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