iPad mini Will this iPad mini from Target work with AT&T LTE?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jstar002, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. jstar002 macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    I have an iphone with ATT.. Is this ipad mini compatible with ATT? Or is it wifi only? http://www.target.com/p/apple-ipad-...-14213695#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=ipdad+mini

    Also, how do you tell if its wifi only or if its compatible with a carrier and if so which ones? It doesn't say in the specs... if its Verizon or ATT

    Processor Type: Apple A5
    Maximum Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Features: Audio Product: Built-In Speaker
    MP3 Player Type: iPad Mini
    Wireless Standard: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
    Hard Drive Capacity: 16GB Hard Drive Capacity
    System Bus Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Features Computer: Built-In Speaker, Touch Screen, Built-In Bluetooth
    Features: Webcam: Built-In Webcam
    Accessories Included: Electronics Product: USB Cable, Power Adapter, Power Cord Adapter
    Operating System: Apple iOS 7
    Input Type: Microphone, Headphone Jack
    Product Width: 5.300
    Screen Size: 7.870
    System RAM: 512
    Product Depth: 0.280
    Product Weight: 0.680
    Product Height: 7.870
    Features Electronic Display: Touch Screen
    Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Warranty
    Battery Charge Life: Up to 10 Hours
  2. Johnboy7701 macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2014
    Says right on the description on the iPad mini (Wi-Fi). Sorry no cellular data with that model. You'd definitely pay more for a cellular version.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The link you provided says wifi only so I'd say its not the cellular model

    As a point of comparison, I did a search on target and found this.

    A far cry from the 199 price in your link
  4. jstar002 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    thanks everyone. I was hoping maybe they forgot to mention cellular but it was included anyways. No wonder its so cheap. Also the model thats on sale is older and not retina but that doesn't bother me.

    Do you guys feel its necessary to have an ipad with cellular if you live in a big city like L.A? Or should you be able to get by using it at home and outside a Starbucks/McDonalds trying to pick up free wifi?
  5. juanrp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2014
    I don't have a cellular ipad, but I see it this way:
    1. Use your cellular when there's no wifi, take advantage were there is wifi.
    2. Only use wifi.

    Do you want to pay for a plan for your iPad? It's up to you.
  6. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    You may also be able to use your cell phone as a hotspot.
  7. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I live in Houston. All of my devices are cellular. LTE is so much faster than wifi, I only use wifi at home. I don't want to trust public offerings. Too many bad stories about hackers getting in your device in public places using free wifi. But that's just me.
  8. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    Seriously? For $199 you are not going to get cellular capability on iPad.

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