Monday, May 14, 2012

Apple's iPad loses 4G, becomes Cellular

The name change is reflected on Apple Singapore's order page.

After being hit with complaints and legal action in Australia, it was likely a matter of time before Apple removed the "4G" moniker from its latest iPad. 

It appears that the Cupertino-based company has begun removing "4G" from the iPad's name. We checked the Apple Singapore Web page and it now shows "Wi-Fi + Cellular" instead. However, it doesn't seem to have been updated for all countries--Poland's page still shows "4G".

The change is also reflected on the US site, even though the 4G name is factually accurate. The company does mention "4G LTE" in the explanatory text. Meanwhile, the fine print on the Singapore version states that the iPad "can roam worldwide on fast mobile data networks, including HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA".

While Apple's tablet has a 4G wireless radio onboard, it's designed to work only with 4G networks in North America. It is incompatible with 4G networks in other parts of the world, including Asia.


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Source From CNET

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