Last month, Wall Street Journal confirmed that Apple’s new iPad will support faster 4G LTE networks.
Now, iMore who had earlier nailed the date of the iPad 3 media event (which will take place on Wednesday, March 7th), claims that the same source has told them that iPad 3 will support 4G LTE networks.
The same source that originally told iMore Apple would be holding their iPad 3 event on March 7 has now let us know that the announcement will in fact include 4G LTE networking. We’d heard previously that 4G LTE would be coming to iOS in 2012, but not whether it would make the cut for iPad 3, or whether Apple would save it for iPhone 5 in October.
As iMore points out, Verizon will be the biggest beneficiary if Apple introduces a 4G iPad as currently it can offer only 3mbps on its EVO Rev.A network whereas AT&T offers a theoretical maximum of 14.4mbps on its HSPA+ network. Verizon also has the best 4G coverage as it was one of the first carriers to start rolling on faster 4G LTE networks.
iPad 3 will fall back to slower network technology when 4G LTE network is not available. It remains to be seen if AT&T and Verizon iPads will be one model that will support both networks or separate models as is case currently.
Apple had managed to get some amazing 3G deals for the iPad when it was launched back in 2010, we hope that it can get similar deals for 4G data plans.
In case you missed it, here’s what you can expect from Apple’s iPad 3.