Apple Strips '4G' Marketing For International iPad
After Heavy Criticism for Claiming 3G was '4G'
Apple's latest iPad
supports HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE -- while here in the States even coming in different flavors for AT&T and Verizon's different LTE implementations (with a third likely looming eventually for Sprint LTE). Worldwide however, where the iPad can only operate via 3G GSM, consumers and regulators have been getting annoyed at Apple's generous use of the term "4G" to describe a product that in no way supports anything close. Buckling to growing pressure from regulators in Australia and the UK, Apple has ditched the 4G branding
from the iPad in international marketing, calling the devices "iPad WiFi + Cellular" capable in marketing instead of "iPad WiFi + 4G" capable.