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iPad Pro LTE speed slower, reception worse?

jjk454ss

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i picked up a 10.5 Pro, from a Mini 4, and it seems like the speeds are much slower when using LTE. I get poor service, but with my Mini 4 it seemed to be quite a bit faster even with a poor connection. Is this something others have noticed? I noticed they got rid of the ugly white area over the antenna, but was that at a loss of reception?
 

jacklivehere

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i picked up a 10.5 Pro, from a Mini 4, and it seems like the speeds are much slower when using LTE. I get poor service, but with my Mini 4 it seemed to be quite a bit faster even with a poor connection. Is this something others have noticed? I noticed they got rid of the ugly white area over the antenna, but was that at a loss of reception?


I have same experience after switching from air 2.

I also noticed these new iPad pros doent support new LTE bands such as band 66 or band 71 which is supported by Qualcomm x16 modem.

Not sure what apple is upto
 
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jjk454ss

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I have same experience after switching from air 2.

I also noticed these new iPad pros doent support new LTE bands such as band 66 or band 71 which is supported by Qualcomm x16 modem.

Not sure what apple is upto


Yeah, kind of sucks;(
 

aypues

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I also noticed these new iPad pros doent support new LTE bands such as band 66 or band 71 which is supported by Qualcomm x16 modem.

Arent those exclusive to T Mobile? I am reading they won't be deployed til later this year at the earliest.
If not using T Mobile you shouldn't be affected, right?
 

jacklivehere

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Arent those exclusive to T Mobile? I am reading they won't be deployed til later this year at the earliest.
If not using T Mobile you shouldn't be affected, right?
AT&T has more band 66 than T-mobile. So both are key for long term coverage
 

Steve686

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The AT&T is faster than my iPhone 7Plus in all tests so far on LTE. Also, wifi is blazing fast. Here are some tests I ran this morning.

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jjk454ss

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So far I haven't found any fixes. I get maybe five or 6 Mb on my iPad, typically 30+ Mob on my iPhone, and 20+Mb on a hotspot. I hate to exchange the iPad and have the same issue, but does it seem like maybe it's worth trying a new one?
 
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