iPad 4G Has Been Renamed as iPad Cellular
There is not iPad 4G anymore. Or it seems so since Apple has decided to react to many complaints about its 4G LTE connection that doesn’t work in Europe, Australia and other places worldwide and renamed its latest device to “Wi-Fi + Cellular.”
Regulators have won this battle. The USA-only capability to use 4G network even though the new iPad 3 was listed as 4G LTE capable on official websites has made the Cupertino-based company take a step back and drop the “4G” moniker from the third-gen model and leave it as iPad Cellular in Canada, Asian countries, the UK and USA and Australia.
The Short Story of iPad 4G
The third-generation tablet featured 4G connectivity as soon as it was released. The only thing Apple kept in secret was that the catch could work in the USA only, where two carriers Verizon and AT&T provided such high-speed networks.
Elsewhere in the world, users could use only 3G networks and cellular connectivity. Somehow it was often labeled as 4G and a lot of people believed they were misled by the company regarding the new tablet features.
Tablet owners kept complaining about the problem, the news was hot and finally Apple offered a refund to those customers in Australia who wished to use the new connectivity but couldn’t. A similar story happened in the UK where device producer was threatened with a marketing ban because of the issue.
iPad Cellular, the New Term
The debates over 4G LTE were so hot that the third-gen tablet name was changed to a term iPad Cellular. Such changes have been applied to the official Apple site in the USA and some other countries.
Now, instead of seeing “iPad Wi-Fi + 4G” option you’ll get “iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular” instead on the order page. Still in some places the doubtful moniker still exists. The term 3G hasn’t been changed.