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Unregistered 4U

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Cost probably. Also if you actually have mmWave service in your area you get it on your phone, and Apple makes it incredibly easy to turn on the hotspot function.
The ultra-wide lens appears to be the tallest on the iPhone, so I’d imagine it has something to do with getting the iPad that thin, too.
 

Unregistered 4U

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mmWave 5G will likely be limited to places like sporting venues, where the very short range of mmWave is less of an issue. For longer distances, the upcoming 6G standard comimg by 2030 may offer most of the speed benefits of mmWave 5G but using standard mid-band frequencies now use by digital cellular service.
In the Pacific NorthWest, 5G+ on AT&T appears to be a LOT of places, certainly more than just in stadiums. I don’t know if that’s their mmWave, though, their website isn’t clear.
 

burgman

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Sep 24, 2013
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mmWave 5G will likely be limited to places like sporting venues, where the very short range of mmWave is less of an issue. For longer distances, the upcoming 6G standard comimg by 2030 may offer most of the speed benefits of mmWave 5G but using standard mid-band frequencies now use by digital cellular service.
Odd then Verizon push on mm5g is in rural and small towns. What you posted has been the party line on mm5g even from Verizon early on.
 

msackey

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Oct 8, 2020
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That's exactly why I never get cellular iPads. They were a novelty a decade ago, but ever since Apple made Personal Hotspot so seamless across devices there's no need for cellular on an iPad except in very limited use cases.
The only reason for me to get cellular is for the GPS which I do like a lot. With the increase in price, I'm likely going to drop the cellular option if I ever upgrade my iPad.
 

magicvash

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Apr 22, 2014
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Rather stay with older slower model? 🤔
I have a 2018 iPad Pro and have yet to encounter a scenario where I’ve said “gosh I wish this iPad were faster”

Maybe Apple will surprise me and iPadOS 18 will take advantage of the speeds of the M series and make it worthwhile to upgrade.

Maybe Lucy will actually let Charlie Brown kick the football.
 

jha

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M4 iPad here with mmWave.
 

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