Report: UK to Get Revised 4G-Compatible iPad

When the iPad 3 launched in the UK, Apple got in a little bit of hot water over its 4G claims regarding the tablet. Despite Apple's claims that this iPad has the "most bands ever," UK 4G LTE bands are not among the bands supported by the iPad. At least, they won't be when 4G service becomes available in the United Kingdom. Apple was eventually forced to remove mentions of 4G support from its UK website. However, if the latest rumors prove true, we could be seeing ads for a UK iPad 4G before too long.

The Guardian reports that there will be a revised version of the 9.7-inch third generation iPad featuring connectivity compatible with the UK's Everything Everywhere network as well as Apple's new "Lightning" connector. The Guardian cites "industry sources" as providing the information, reporting that the tablet would be compatible with Everything Everywhere's 1800MHz network (and, as of September 2013 Three's as well).

What's not clear is if it will be compatible with the 4G LTE networks rolled out by other major providers after Ofcom's spectrum auction. However, considering those won't be ready to go for a while, we'll probably be looking at a different iPad by then, anyway. The Guardian didn't mention anything about a release date or an announcement, but Everything Everywhere is scheduled to launch its 4G network at the end of this month.

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  • back_by_demand
    could also mean a new iPad
    You mean a new new iPad, or a newer iPad, or newest iPad
    Now with 10% more rainbows, unicorn tears and fairy dust
  • murzar
    For the iSheep (those who bought the one without 4G) with a spare kidney.