Apple unveiled the new iPad, earlier this week. The name of the latest device from Apple has not been announced yet. Everybody is calling it either iPad 3 or The New iPad.
One of the major new features in this iPad is the option to get 4G LTE. 4G LTE is offered by Verizon and AT&T in the United States.
The coverage area of 4G LTE is still not much. Verizon’s 4G LTE network is available in 196 cities. And the 4G LTE chip inside the iPad is not supporting European 4G LTE networks. Apple has just made the 4G LTE option for the US carriers. There are speculations that Apple may have been paid by AT&T and Verizon to offer a 4G LTE iPad. Anything can happen in today’s business world.
In any case, Apple is now offering LTE connectivity on the iPad. This creates a high possibility of the new iPhone 5 expected this fall to have 4G LTE connectivity.
However, Apple needs to support international 4G LTE markets with the new iPhone 5 or else European customers will be disappointed.