iPad 3 will have LTE according to previouslycorrect source

first_imgSome details of the next iPad appear to be set in stone. That 2048×1536 Retina Display is a great example. Numerous supply chain leaks have all but confirmed it, and Apple put any doubt to rest with its image for Wednesday’s event that clearly shows the high-res display.Other iPad 3 features, however, have some uncertainty surrounding them. One big questions is whether the imminent tablet is going to provide LTE connectivity. If a new report from iMore has any legs, then the answer is a resounding “yes.”The report supposedly comes from the same source that accurately predicted that the event would be on Wednesday, March 7. It says that the Verizon and AT&T versions of the iPad 3 will ride on the carriers’ speedy LTE networks. Sprint, who won’t be unrolling its LTE coverage until later this year, is expected to be left in the dark.If this rumor turns out to be accurate, then this will be Apple’s first device that utilizes 4G of any kind — let alone LTE. You could argue that the AT&T iPhone 4S sort of has “4G,” with its HSPA 14.4 speeds; but its speeds tend to hover much closer to 3G than to LTE. The LTE iPad would naturally serve as a prelude to an LTE iPhone 5 that would (likely) be released either in June/July or October.The source of this rumor didn’t stop short at LTE. He also added that the chip in the next iPad will indeed be quad-core. Conflicting reports have jousted over whether it will be a quad-core A6 SoC or an advanced dual-core A5X chip. Either way, the iPad 3 is universally expected to be faster and have an upgraded GPU over the A5 in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.Despite the clear picture of the iPad 3 that leaks and rumors have painted, there are still some areas of uncertainty. All questions will be answered on Wednesday morning; you can drop by Geek for full iPad 3 coverage.via iMorelast_img read more