It's obvious, isn't it?

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  1. Kolmogorov, Oct 16, 2012
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    Kolmogorov macrumors member

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    2 colors: black or white
    3 capacities: 16, 32, 64
    4 variants: wifi, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

    That's it. Nothing to do with the full size iPad.
     
  2. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Are you suggesting that the cellular options would only support those three networks? Odd.
     
  3. Kolmogorov thread starter macrumors member

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    My guess of the prices:

    16 wifi: $ 299
    32 wifi: $ 399
    64 wifi: $ 499
    16 AT&T: $ 379
    32 AT&T: $ 479
    64 AT&T: $ 579

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    Yes about LTE support. of course every cellular model has global 3G capacity.
     
  4. Batavian macrumors 6502

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    You nailed it!
     
  5. Kolmogorov thread starter macrumors member

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    Then probably next year they will just add retina display And keep the same price structure...
     
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Well, the iPhone 5 has 3 models to handle all of the LTE bands that it supports. I think Verizon and Sprint both use the same model, with the third one being for other countries.

    If the Mini has LTE it will probably use the same power efficient LTE chip as the iPhone 5, so it would probably need the same 3 models to cover all the LTE bands.

    One WiFi + three LTE variants.
     
  7. kyellowness macrumors regular

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    exactly what I was thinking. It'd be interesting if the price was actually lower.
     
  8. Kolmogorov thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, that's why they have 3 LTE variants. Thanks for the explanation.
     
  9. 0x000000 macrumors 6502

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    There are 4 models: 101, 103, 105, 107

    Each and every model has two variants A and B.

    A and B are most definitely the colors.


    Every model has three qualities Good, Better and Best.

    This is very likely space, either 8,16,32 or 16,32,64 because every model has those three variants.

    The tricky part is this:


    There is two groups, Standard and BTR. 101,103 are BTR, 105, 107 are Standard.

    101 and 103 do not exist as Standard, and 105 and 107 not as BTR, so it cannot be space and it also cannot be provider. Provider is further unlikely because BTR most likely stands for "Better" and it would make no sense to distinguish providers in quality. It may likely be connectivity, WiFi vs LTE.

    But what distinguishes those two WiFi models and the two LTE-Models from each other? Can you guys think of anything? I cannot.

    If it is the panel size, that would mean that there's no distinction between different providers anymore and that the large iPad will also come in two colors...
     
  10. leukotriene macrumors regular

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    101 is 7.85" 4G iPad, 103 is 9.7" 4G iPad, 105 is 7.85" Wifi iPad, 107 is 9.7" Wifi iPad. Boom mystery solved.
     
  11. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Starts at $250 for the 8GB model and goes from there.
     
  12. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    Uhhh, what else would they support? (In the United States)
     
  13. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Sprint or T-Mobile
     
  14. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    He mentioned AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. T-Mobile is the only one left, and they're just now starting to transition their spectrum to an iDevice friendly band. They haven't been able to come to agreements with Apple in the past unfortunately. Maybe sometime in 2013 or 14.
     
  15. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    There are many other carriers in the US and internationally. The iPhone supports 16 carriers in the US.

    The OP clarified his original post to point out that he was referring to LTE support. The current iPad has two different models with LTE support for AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the US. The AT&T model also supports a few carriers in Canada.
     
  16. mrkjsn macrumors 6502

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    At this price point, assuming it happens, I would buy 2-3 of the 16GB wifi.
     
  17. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    I totally forgot about the "little guy" carriers. My bad!
     
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