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iPad 3 Unveiled March 7
LTE Version Sold by AT&T and Verizon
by Karl Bode 08:22AM Tuesday Feb 14 2012
Rene Ritchie at iMore scoops that Apple will unveil the iPad 3 at a press event March 7. The latest incarnation of the tablet will feature a 2048×1536 Retina display, a quad-core Apple A6 system-on-a-chip, and as previous reports have suggested will likely support LTE. Sources tell The Wall Street Journal the LTE version will be sold by both AT&T and Verizon. The Journal also claims that Apple is testing an eight inch version of the device.

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mist668

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Woo hoo

Same ol ipad with LTE and people will eat it up at $700 a pop

Majestik
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Re: Woo hoo

AAPL @ over $500 a pop.
I will sell a couple of shares and upgrade if I can keep the grandfathered unlimited with LTE. If not I will get the iPad 2 3G to keep the unlimited and iPad 3 wifi version.
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Re: Woo hoo

I tried that trick. I wanted to move my unlimited, grandfathered Alltel aircard account over to LTE but no dice. That was when we didn't have landline access at home and were dependent on VZW for our internet access.

I have a 1st Gen iPad wifi only, but we got our daughter the iPad2 as a graduation gift last summer. The dual cameras and the retina display (not to mention a faster processor) would be lovely, but I don't know if the cost is worth the upgrade.

Majestik
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Re: Woo hoo

I have a feeling the LTE on the iPad3 with be a change in my plan which will void the grandfathered unlimited.
So just going with the Ipad2 3g may be the best choice for me but I will wait and see.
Actually 3G is enough speed for me on the iPad for streaming. I want to keep grandfathered unlimited for as long as I can.
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nycnetwork

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Brooklyn, NY

Re: Woo hoo

I still have iPad 1 unlimited data SIM. I'm thinking if we swap that sim for an LTE SIM and give them IMEI of an LTE iPad 3, will the account get provisioned automatically to Unlimited LTE?
the apn is the same on hspa and lte "broadband"

MovieLover76

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Re: Woo hoo

As someone that is in the process of upgrading from only a 3G to a faux 4G hspa+ phone they are different plans they told me I had to get my company to switch plans from 2GB 3G plan to a 4G plan, so I don't know if they'll let you transfer unlimited to LTE. It's worth a shot, but it's more than just giving them the imei, the apn's are different for 4G from what I've read.

nycnetwork

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Brooklyn, NY

Re: Woo hoo

For smartphones the APN is different it's "PTA", but I have a metered 4G LTE tablet plan and the APN is "Broadband" just like the iPad's APN.

Metatron2008
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And 2048x1536 resolution with quad core chip? This one is definately worth the price..

JohnInSJ
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said by mist668:

Same ol ipad with LTE and people will eat it up at $700 a pop

double the screen resolution, double the cores... same ol? You have very high expectations, I guess.
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Metatron2008
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Re: Woo hoo

said by JohnInSJ:

said by mist668:

Same ol ipad with LTE and people will eat it up at $700 a pop

double the screen resolution, double the cores... same ol? You have very high expectations, I guess.

Considering how stagnant the high res pc monitor field has been for awhile this could have really good effects on the industry as a whole... So maybe he was expecting Jesus himself.

mmay149q
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said by mist668:

Same ol ipad with LTE and people will eat it up at $700 a pop

Really? What previous version of the iPad had a quad core?

Matt
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Fact check optional?

Does it have ability to sort English? March 3 or March 7?.
Ahh guess I'll wait & see while enjoy Val's Day w/o one.
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iPad 3 Unveiled March 3
LTE Version Sold by AT&T and Verizon

Rob
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Interest?

Could just be me, but my excitement for new products from Apple (and any company, actually) is not as high as it use to be.

Given Moore's law - have we come to a point in our time that technology is moving too fast for us?
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Mr Fel
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Re: Interest?

I'd say it only gets too fast when it does all your thinking for you. Now as far as getting too expensive too fast, yeah it is doing that.
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Transmaster
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Cheyenne, WY

This is the one

This is the iPad I have been waiting for. I have the Retinal display on my iPod Touch 4G and even with the small screen it is a gigantic improvement over the 2G model I have.

Over on the various Apple forums the flame wars are in progress.
Between what they call Apple fan-boys, and the anti-Apple trolls. iPad 3 is a holy gift from St Jobs, and God in heaven, or Apple is garbage, trash, demons from hell, etc, etc, etc bla-bla-bla. Sometimes I think there should be a video game so the two factions can duke it out. Notice above I said iPod Touch 4G, on the Apple forums if I said Touch 4G, or 4G, or heaven forbid the Apple Touch I would get stoned.
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N3OGH
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Re: Interest?

I think it's the difference between innovation & evolution.

iPad 3, or iPhone 4s, or the latest tablet from Samsung are the evolution of existing technology. When the first iPads or iPhones came out, they were truly innovative products that no one had ever seen before.

The iPad 3 is just the latest version of something everyone has all ready seen.

Besides, before it comes out, we pretty much know what to expect. The details always leak out. It's like watching the Super Bowl on a DVR. You all ready know the outcome, so why get all excited over it?

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norbert26
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Agreed. Besides what good is it on CAPPED wireless internet anyway. The puny "plans" they offer are almost worthless so the older WI-FI only model would be better off.

Transmaster
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Re: Interest?

I have to agree with your assessment however the game winner for me is iTunes, and Amazon. Amazon will, of course, sync with Android devices but it works nicely with iOS-5 devices as well. The much better quality of the Apple's stuff is a consideration as well.
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tc1uscg

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Clinton Township, MI

Your kidding me.

Oh, that must be why I'm seeing tents out in front of the local vz store. Expecting a rush are we?

Transmaster
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Re: Your kidding me.

said by tc1uscg:

Oh, that must be why I'm seeing tents out in front of the local VZ store. Expecting a rush are we?

I like Apple products but there is no way in hell you will ever see me camped out in front of an Apple Store. Damn all of those smelly unwashed bodies storming the front door......wooo.
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N3OGH
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Re: Your kidding me.

Besides, I have this place my boss expects me to be every day.

It's called my desk.

Strange, if I don't show up, the same thing happens to my paycheck. It stops showing up....
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stevek1949
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What flavor

What flavor is the Apple Kool-Aid this time?
talz13

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Re: What flavor

Blueberry!


dvd536
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said by stevek1949:

What flavor is the Apple Kool-Aid this time?

Lime. green, the color of $$$.

Thaler
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Anything Useful?

All that's neat and all, but is there anything to add new functionality to the device? I'd like to think that some manufacturer will bridge the gap of tablets that will allow them to be used as virtual note pads...but it seems as though any use of a stylus instantly dooms the hardware or something.

And before someone mentions it, yes, I know there are styli for the iPad out now. However, the iPad hasn't the hardware required to differentiate between stylus and a hand. Writing with these is very unnatural (you have to keep your hand off the screen), and so it makes for a very poor equivalent of digital notes.

When someone makes a device as light as an iPad, yet has the capacity to be used like paper & sync with services like OneNote, then the educational field will rejoice and sing praises. Until then, something like HP's TouchSmart laptop series (which got canned, do you not like money HP?) is about as close as we're going to get.

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Re: Anything Useful?

said by Thaler:

I'd like to think that some manufacturer will bridge the gap of tablets that will allow them to be used as virtual note pads ... When someone makes a device as light as an iPad, yet has the capacity to be used like paper ...

The future is here!



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Thaler
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Re: Anything Useful?

Already got that crap. It takes up space, is messy, and not at all convenient to back up and share.

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Hopefully next iPhone will be LTE

I'd like to have a 4G iPhone, especially since I am grandfathered on unlimited data on Verizon. The EVDO can be a little slow at times but not as slow as 1xrtt. The city I live in now is 4G but Maine (where I travel to quite a bit) is still 3G.

Maybe the LTE iPad is a sign that a 4G iPhone is in the works
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cableties
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Wait for it... wait...

here it comes:

SMS Text to YOU: iPad3 Testers get free iPad3 LTE for testing. First 1000 to visit Http://its.a.scam.dope and enter code IAMANIDIOT


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pabster

join:2001-12-09
Waterloo, IA

Right on Schedule...

March is always iPad time so I'm not surprised. Got my awesome iPad 2 in late March last year...and my old iPad 1 is still running nicely too.

iPad 3 will be a game-changer, and the naysayers (who, not surprisingly, happen to be fAndroids for the most part) will spend the rest of 2012 playing catch-up as usual. Apple will break all iPad 2 sales records quarter after quarter. Stock heading for $600.

Jmartz

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Tenafly, NJ

Re: Right on Schedule...

said by pabster:

iPad 3 will be a game-changer, and the naysayers (who, not surprisingly, happen to be fAndroids for the most part) will spend the rest of 2012 playing catch-up as usual. Apple will break all iPad 2 sales records quarter after quarter. Stock heading for $600.

I've had my 4G LTE Samsung tablet for a while now. Not sure what company is playing catch-up but it seems like Apple isn't exactly ahead of the game when it comes to 4G support.

jmn1207
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What About Next Year?

I'm curious to know what will be left out...er...added to next year's iteration?

Right now there are very few apps that only work on the iPad 2. Is it already time to push first generation owners toward a new tier? It seems like I just got the iPad. I can't believe it has been 2 years already. I wonder if the iPad 3 will be the device that finally, truly fractures the wonderful App store into separate segments, or will developers be forced to create apps that work on older variations along with the faster, gussied up visuals of the new version?

What I'd really like to see is the latest iOS mail client with the ability to delete "ALL" within a folder other than the Trash folder. It's annoying having to select Edit and then touch touch touch touch touch touch touch touch touch touch touch touch touch touch touch every single email I want to move or delete from a folder. I've been complaining about this annoyance from the beginning, along with many others, so perhaps a hardware change will finally correct this, since apparently it is proving to be too difficult for Apple to remedy with a software update.

milnoc

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The last original Jobs product?

Is this the last product that Steve Jobs was directly involved in its design? Will we start seeing Apple products drop in quality with every new release?

Both pro and anti iPeople may now flame away!
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better things to do

I have better things to do than stand in line to spend money on overpriced apple products. Pay rent, food electric bill and overpriced cellphone service lmao. But a fool and his money easy to part with it. Oh don't forget that great example for how to teach the kids how to deal with real life lmao. Hope the job layoffs don't hit you or you have fun sitting in street outside apple store with ipad3 hoping for free wifi connections..

Subaru
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Re: better things to do

wait about 6 months and maybe I can find some decent prices on the ipad2!

and 1st Ipad should be like $120 then?
cmarin

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Boynton Beach, FL
Sounds like someone got bitchslapped with the bitter loser stick. If you have to worry about paying rent, food, and the electric bill, then you shouldn't be in line for a luxury toy like the iPad3... I agree. But just because you can't afford it doesn't make everyone else who can "evil" or stupid. I'm so sick of this mentality that being well off is somehow wrong. I say if you made it big, then good for you! Quit bitching and moaning about how others can sink $700 on a "toy" and get your ass moving... that welfare line isn't getting any shorter.