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Sprint is prepping to get its own version of the iPad - with 4G WiMAX maybe?

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Sprint is prepping to get its own version of the iPad - with 4G WiMAX maybe?
Yesterday, a Sprint sales employee suggested that Sprint was going to get an iPad 2 of some sort, but it’s unclear if it’s a specific new model for Sprint – or simply be none other than a 4G WiMAX hotspot device bundled with an iPad 2.

Well, there’s yet more speculation regarding the Sprint version of the iPad as a new rumor suggests that it’ll be indeed a totally separate version form the CDMA model that Verizon already owns – plus, it’s expect to arrive before the holidays as well. However, it’s not exactly known for sure if it’s going to be equipped with a 4G WiMAX radio, which would be sweet obviously. But as we know, it would be regarded as a bold move if it does pan out – especially when Apple isn’t known to give into the demands of carriers. And on top of that, it means adding yet another new production line strictly for a WiMAX enabled iPad.

Frankly, one of the main points about a potential Sprint version of the iPad is the fact that customers will be able to enjoy its offerings thanks to Sprint’s enticing unlimited data plans. Now the only thing left to know is if it’ll indeed be packing 4G WiMAX connectivity.

source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:00 2

1. dacastrator (unregistered)


Yes this is true. iPad 2 will come with wimax chip and $49.99 plan includes 5GB for 3G and unlimited 4G. Sweet huh..

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:44 1

4. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


thats a sweat deal.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 19:48

10. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


I am an info junkie and unlimited 4G for $50 a month and i'll be at the Sprint store in a heartbeat. However, I need to hear what Sprint's new strategy will be first. I am already consuming close to 10 to 12 GB of data a month meaning the 4G speed would save me a lot of time.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:06

2. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Apple wont mind, they'll just charge an extra 100 or so for the 4G capability.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:44 1

5. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


thats wouldn't be too bad. I hope you are right

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:22 1

3. larryJOHNSON (unregistered)


rather have a sony s or samsung tablet than the ipad. the ipad is lacking in too many ways for us tech enthusiasts. would like to see if the apple can come up with something more innovating for the next ipad3.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:48 1

6. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


wow! even the apple haters on PA dont agree with "more innovationg" and Apple in the same sentence.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 19:54

11. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The current ipad isn't for everyone. I am stilling waiting for Apple to come out with a retina display, iOS 5, the dual core A6 chip, a 8 MP shooter, etc before I buy it. If the next iPad can support Verizon's 4G network, then I am definitely buying it.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 14:11 1

7. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 156; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I also read somewhere else that this same rumor stated that Sprint will get the iPhone 4 instead of the iPhone 5 this year.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 14:39 1

8. pattypatterson (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 May 2010)


This whole thing is bogus...if you were working as a salesman at a sprint store and someone came in who wanted sprint but wanted to wait for the iphone 5 what would they tell them if they wanted to close the deal that day besides no comment??? they would tell them sprint isnt getting the iphone 5 so the customer purchases something else

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 15:24

9. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


I will believe it when sprint and apple talk about what they are going to do..PA you can do better then this.com on one sprint person said this and now u post it on here like its the truth.I know a couple of ppl who work for sprint and they said that was b.s

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 08:44

12. wateryspit (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I work at sprint and have heard nothing but these same rumors but its by the customers not the company. wish all these iphone and ipad rumors were true because apple fans dont care about price as long as that apple logo is on the back.

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