Verizon testing iPads on their network (from Boy Genius)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Diode, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
  2. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    The question is will the current iPads work with just a Sim change or will you need a Verizon compatible iPad????
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I am soooooo there even if I have to pay $60 a month just to get off this infernal AT&T circus... :mad:
  4. nick1516 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    *dons flame suit*
    hopefully foreshadowing for iphone?
  5. eneisch macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    You will need a new iPad. Verizon uses CDMA technology now and is moving to LTE for 4G data speeds. Current iPad uses GSM technology (which most of the rest of the now world uses BTW).

    I'm still not convinced we will see a Verizon iPad or iPhone in 2010. I think it is more likely to happen when LTE is rolled out in a large enough area (probably in 2011). Also AT&T is also going to use LTE for 4G data so it makes sense to me that an LTE capable iPad that will work on Verizon and AT&T may come at some point. By then we will all be looking to buy 2nd (or 3rd) generation devices anyway.

    The Boy Genius report could be based on Apple building test units for the LTE network, but not planning on mass producing them until LTE is widely available, but you never know.....maybe we will get some answers at the June 7th meeting. If Verizon is annouced for iPhone at that time I think a Verizon iPad will follow shortly.

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