AT&T might be preparing to roll out a 4G LTE capable iPad, based on some AT&T internal documents leaked by the hacking group LulzSec.
AT&T is reportedly testing the LTE compatible iPad and Mac Rumors has already revealed a list of testing scenarios. The pre-LTE testing may focus on the iPad new activations HLS based on the new rate plan, while E2E execution should validate the account set up, usage and notifications.
SBP ST testing may include activations, add stacked plans, and add international plans. The testing’s role is to ensure that the proper policy from PCRF is being enforced.
The documents show that AT&T may test ”iPad new activations HLS using the new rate plan.” The respective document is part of an AT&T filing going back to November 2010, which could mean two things: the testing was scheduled for November 2010, or the document referred to testing programs scheduled for 2011.
However, every tidbit of information should be taken with a grain of salt since ”the document itself is very unclear”.
If the testing refers to the November 2011 period, this means that the LTE capable iPad 3 won’t land this year. But if the iPad becomes LTE compatible in 2012, this means that the iPhone 6 could automatically offer LTE capabilities.