Is the Apple iPad in Verizon's future?

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Is the Apple iPad in Verizon's future?
First came the iPad with Wi-Fi. Then came the iPad with Wi-Fi and 3G for AT&T. Next is an iPad for Verizon Wireless? According to Boy Genius Report, an unnamed source at Verizon has informed them that the carrier is currently testing iPads with CDMA radios that would work on their 3G EVDO Rev A network, and possibly even a 4G LTE version once that is deployed nationally. This would be great news to Verizon customers, being able to have an iPad that would work with their current wireless provider, but as we've seen with the iPhone, don't get your hopes up, as there still isn't a Verizon/Apple iPhone for sale.

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15 Comments

1. Gawain

Posts: 438; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

It never ends...a year plus of iPhone rumors coming to VZW, now it's the iPad's turn. While the iPad may be a more likely possibility (I don't think AT&T has an exclusivity agreement for that one), I still don't think it will happen until VZW has lit up LTE later this year (perhaps holidays?) or early 2011. This is just my opinion of course...and we all know about opinions, right? ;-)

6. JeffdaBeat unregistered

See, I don't even think it's going to be next year. Let's be honest, even when Verizon does deploy LTE, it won't be nationwide. So any device that runs on the LTE network will have to be a somewhat hybrid device running both CDMA and LTE radios (kind of like what the EVO does with CDMA). So if Apple is truly waiting for LTE, they still may be waiting for a few years...because Verizon's LTE coverage will be spotty for the first few years

10. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

I agree. These posts are nothing but hearsay aka pointless.

12. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Something, Something, Something, iPhone.....Something, Something, Something, Verizon....Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

2. Dark Asgard

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

They are probably testing it but not releasing till next year lte

4. matrix2004

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 17, 2008

You are correct.

3. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I personally think the iPad is rather pointless. It's just an oversized iPod touch with a monthly bill. No thank you! I'll just take a DROID X and i'll be on my way.

5. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

why wud they do this? i dnt have an ipad but i do have an iphone 3Gs n i always use my verizon mifi with it n it works perfect . so if someone wants a verizon or sprint ipad why dnt they use it with the verizon or sprint mifi?

7. 3watts

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

They want it because enough people will buy it and it gives Apple more market share. Look at the sales numbers for all iPads. It's a huge success. If they make a 3g/4g version (like a certain Sprint phone that just came out) it will work on the entire network and the benefits of LTE will be there for those in an LTE area, which will be expanding quickly next year. It makes sense to Apple, Verizon Wireless, and me.

8. majicc07

Posts: 28; Member since: May 07, 2009

I hear Apple and VZ are testing a new device code named iclown. The primary customer base for this device is anyone who thinks VZ will get any Apple product this year. It's so thin and light that you won't even feel it in your pocket. The first test model is going to the Wallstreet Journal guy who keeps starting rumors that VZ is getting an Apple product. Nothing against VZ but just tired of seeing these articles about Apple and VZ. I really don't think VZ will pay or give up enough control to Apple so that they will agree on terms. Then again you never know

9. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

yup and they were testing iphones with CDMA like what... a year ago? you guys REALLY need to stop posting these and getting people's hopes up.

11. dahaka17

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 08, 2010

am i the only person that doesnt get over excited when something apple creates goes anywhere its nothing against them (kinda but its not like im a fanboy of anything) its just apples done an awesome job of creating something thats doesnt really go above the standard, they did with the first mac book and phone and ipod but now its just like well heres something that everthing else can do but guess what we put a little apple logo on it which apparently makes it better.....and here comes the hate lol

13. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

"...rumored..." How many more rumors do there have to be????

14. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

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15. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I see Verizon picking up the Samsung pad loaded with Android OS before it seein an iPad. Seein as VZW has deepened their relationship with Google, it only seems like a logical move...but of course, just IMO.

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