CONFIRMED: The iPad 3 Is 4G

CONFIRMED: The iPad 3 Is 4G

Only half an hour now until the iPad 3 is unveiled, but a last minute leak says it’s definitely shipping with LTE. This is the iPad now showing up in Apple’s own inventory system:

MD369LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 4G 16GBLACK – USA.

There you go. 4G. LTE. Who else is getting one?

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  • adamhaworth

    4G = Fourth Generation? 

  • Sean Smith

     Considering LTE has been settled on as the “true” 4G for awhile now, it’s probably what it means by 4G. It can’t refer to the generation of iPad because this is only the third generation.

  • CaiZor

    there’s only been two generations of iPads so far so…this next one would have to be the 3rd…

  • adamhaworth

    OK now I’ve made myself look like a right numpty. My massive bad guys. Sorry! 

  • Dan Brubaker

    How can an iPad THREE (iPad 3) = “Fourth Generation”?! – lol

  • Robert Webbe ?

    Which 4G frequencies? I hope 850 en 2600 MHz will be supported so it will work in Europe.

  • Ed_Kel

    You’re probably right, but nothing is confirmed until we hear it from Apple.

  • Mike Rathjen

    For the same reason the second iPhone was called iPhone 3G. It’s about the wireless technology generation, not the device.

    LTE is widely regarded as 4th generation wireless data technology. iPad 1 and 2 are both 3G.

    It’s not an Apple thing, the whole industry does this.

  • iDaBoss

    Hear that? that’s the sound of naysayers around the globe getting slapped across the face

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