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New iPad Is “Wi-Fi + Cellular”, No Longer 4G

Apple recently decided to rebrand its latest tablet following investigations across the world regarding the new iPad's description as LTE enabled.

In order to stop a potential global PR nightmare, Apple has chosen to label the third generation tablet as "iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular." This change will also take effect in the US and Canada, where the new iPad can support the local 4G LTE networks.

Last month, Australian authorities accused Apple of misleading advertising, as the new iPad is not compatible with the local 4G networks. Despite the ongoing court battle, British authorities have already begun investigating the issue.

The Wi-Fi + Cellular model's description states that the device "connects to the Internet over Wi-Fi and fast mobile data networks. For service from a wireless carrier, sign up for a simple, month-by-month plan on your iPad and cancel anytime without penalty."

The US website adds that the new iPad support speeds of "up to 4G LTE." Along the bottom of the page, Apple informs users that the only carriers who offer 4G LTE are AT&T and Verizon in the US, with Canadians given the choice of Bell, Rogers, or Telus.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.