A tipster claims that a more updated version of the new iPad is coming to the UK.
Talking to the Guardian, an “industry source” says that Apple is planning to launch a new iPad that can connect to EE’s 4GEE network, which is the first 4G LTE network in the UK.
Unfortunately, the source did not mention if the updated version of the new iPad can connect to other 4G networks set up by O2 and Vodafone, which are scheduled to kick off in spring. O2 and Vodafone will dish out their 4G signals using different spectrum bands. This means that not all 4G-enabled devices will be compatible.
The updated iPad is also said to sport the smaller Lightning connector, which can also be found on the iPhone 5. Sadly, this also means that your current docks and chargers will not work on the device not unless you purchase an expensive adaptor.
Apple may be planning to launch a new iPad that can connect to EE’s 4GEE network, but this doesn’t mean that the rumoured iPad mini will do the same. According to reports, Apple is planning to make it a Wi-Fi-only affair to keep costs down. It is expected to go head to head with popular smaller and cheaper Android tablets such as the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7. The iPad mini is expected to be unveiled towards the end of October.
Back to the new iPad, the device caused a stir in a number of countries (including Australia and the UK), due to its 4G advertising when the device could not connect to all 4G networks. In Australia, a consumer group filed a lawsuit against Apple for false advertising, which resulted in Apple offering refunds.
Interested in the updated new iPad? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.