Apple updating iPad with global LTE bands

 

Rumor mill: Apple updating iPad with global LTE bands
By Tammy Parker

Having learned a harsh lesson when it introduced an LTE-equipped iPad in March that did not include worldwide LTE capabilities, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is said to be readying an enhanced iPad with global LTE that it will unveil alongside its iPad mini on Tuesday.
The new version of the iPad will retain the same $499, $599 and $699 price points, while the LTE line will retain the current $629, $729, and $829 pricing, though the LTE line will include support for global LTE bands, according to 9to5 Mac. The Guardian reported earlier in October that Apple would soon be adding global LTE support to the iPad.
9to5Mac said the smaller iPad, widely called the iPad mini, that will be unveiled for the first time this week, will likely be priced at a minimum of $320 for the base model. Models with more storage and Wi-Fi capability are expected to be priced at $100 premiums over each other at a minimum of $429 and $529.
The smaller iPad is expected to include cellular-capable versions as well, carrying likely minimum price points of $459, $559, and $659.
When Apple introduced its latest version of the iPad in March, the device only supported certain North American LTE frequencies in the 700 MHz and AWS 1.7/2.1 GHz bands. That led to disputes in several nations--most notably Australia--where Apple had marketed the new iPad as having 4G capability even though it did not support local LTE spectrum bands. Apple's iPhone 5, unveiled last month, supports 3G cellular and multiple LTE bands for worldwide service.
While the iPad sports a 9.7-inch display, the small iPad is expected to feature a 7.85-inch display and will likely include Apple's new Lightning connector, which is used in the iPhone 5. Rumors mark Nov. 2 as the date for the smaller iPad's commercial availability.
Sales of the iPad mini could cannibalize up to 1 million existing iPad sales during the quarter but will help Apple boost its user base, according to Gene Munster, analyst with Piper Jaffray, who was quoted by PCMag. "For every 5 million smaller iPads, you lose 1 million standard iPads," Munster wrote.
Piper Jaffray estimates 2013 sales for the larger iPad will reach 95 million, while sales of the iPad mini could come in at 25 million iPad units.
For more:
- see this 9to5Mac article and this article
- see this TechnoBuffalo article
- see this TechCrunch article
- see this PCMag article

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Super GPS

A friend uses the full size iPad as his GPS and suggested I should do the same thing but just couldn't find a place to mount that large a screen. The Mini may be the answer.

size is no problem

JebNY wrote:

A friend uses the full size iPad as his GPS and suggested I should do the same thing but just couldn't find a place to mount that large a screen. The Mini may be the answer.

Buy a 40' motorhome.

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Yep

That would probably work. My F250 has it's limitations. Then it fits with my 8' camper on the back in most parking lots in a standard space. smile

The 4th gen iPad won't be

The 4th gen iPad won't be true global LTE compatible.

There will be version for AT&T LTE and Verizon/Sprint LTE, just like the iPhone 5.

article in today's paper

states Apple fired the Exec that was in charge of the map application because he wouldn't sign the apology letter. The same article stated they also let the exec go that was in charge of the Apple retail outlets. No reason given for that though,

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What goes up must come down.

What goes up must come down. APPL could be on its way down.

In May, Scott Forstall (former iOS senior VP) sold 95 percent of his shares in Apple for $39 million.
http://community.nasdaq.com/News/2012-10/scott-forstall-saw-...

"The Rest of the Story!"

chewbacca wrote:

What goes up must come down. APPL could be on its way down.

In May, Scott Forstall (former iOS senior VP) sold 95 percent of his shares in Apple for $39 million.
http://community.nasdaq.com/News/2012-10/scott-forstall-saw-...

Apparently Apple is doing something right.
http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20120924/BUSINESS03/709...

RT

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