This afternoon, iMore is reporting that their source that told them about the March 7th announcement date weeks before the invites went out, is now telling them that the iPad 3 will have LTE connectivity to go along with 3G. We’ve heard in the past that iOS would have 4G LTE in 2012, but we didn’t think it would be on the iPad 3, we figured the iPhone in October. Especially since Sprint isn’t rolling out their LTE until the June/July time frame.
So if this holds up to be true, we’ll have blazing speeds to go with our blazing fast iPad 3′s. But how will Apple work with all the different international bands using 4G? Well that’s a question for their engineers. All we care about is getting 4G in our beloved iPad.
According to Rene Ritchie of iMore, Verizon has the most to gain from a 4G LTE iPad 3:
Right now, Verizon is stuck carrying an iPad 2 that gets up to 3mbps on EVDO Rev. A, well below the theoretical 14.4mbps offered on AT&T’s HSPA network. Given how far ahead Verizon is with LTE, that has to sting, as has to be something they want Apple to address.
What are your thoughts? Excited for a LTE iPad 3? I know I can’t wait until Wednesday. Then getting an iPad that can get up to 30mbps for browsing? Now that’s some speed.