Is it time for you to upgrade to the iPad 3?

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The 73Mbps speeds are a vast improvement over previous models, though questions remain on whether South African users will be able to experience the LTE feature of the iPad 3.

There is very little chance of any operator being in a position to use the 700 MHz or 2100 MHz bands for LTE.

As was pointed out, 700 MHz is not yet even under consideration as a digital dividend (changing from broadcasting to telecoms) in South Africa. The band was identified by the ITU WRC-12 conference in January as such a band in Radio Region 1 (Europe, Middle East, Africa), but the earliest that this would be realistic here would be 2015 anyway.

2100 MHz is in use for 3G (UMTS / HSPA) by four of South Africa's mobile operators (Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and 8.ta), and there's simply no room to use it for LTE, except perhaps in some rural areas. Vodacom and MTN are struggling even to trial LTE in 1800 MHz, by shutting down some GSM (2G) sites in these bands, forcing users onto 900 MHz (GSM) or 2100 MHz (UMTS).

Hence, the most likely scenario would seem to be that the iPad 4 (newer iPad?) will support the LTE bands that will be popular in Europe and Africa (800 MHz, 2600 MHz and 1800 MHz), in time for the launch of LTE services in many of these markets (seems like 2013/14 currently).

There are actually two models of the new iPad - the one in table is the "AT&T" iPad. The other model is the "Verizon" iPad, which has 700 MHz LTE, as well as 800/1900 MHz CDMA (which would work in this country on Neotel's network, in principle). This is probably the last Apple device that will have these variants, since the chipsets currently being developed (by Qualcomm and others) are rapidly approaching one chipset for all available standards and bands. The real challenge with all these bands is going to be antenna design, something Apple is careful about nowadays.
 
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There was an article in the Cape Times the other day that said Apple is refunding all Australian ipad3 buyers since the 4G does not work in Australia. They advertised 4G, but the frequency is not compatible with the Aussie networks.
 

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What is more important is when the hell MyBroadband is going to stop calling it the iPad 3. You don't call it the MacBook Air 22 or the iPod Nano 15. It's just the new or latest iPad. It really isn't that complicated to understand.
 

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What is more important is when the hell MyBroadband is going to stop calling it the iPad 3. You don't call it the MacBook Air 22 or the iPod Nano 15. It's just the new or latest iPad. It really isn't that complicated to understand.

Well it's dumb. I'll call it the iPad 3 and so do most other people. You don't need to blindly follow Apple you know.

I'm getting the wifi model so the 4G/LTE fuss doesn't matter to me.
 

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What is more important is when the hell MyBroadband is going to stop calling it the iPad 3. You don't call it the MacBook Air 22 or the iPod Nano 15. It's just the new or latest iPad. It really isn't that complicated to understand.

So then how do you suppose people looking at this article in a few years time will identify which model it is, since there is only 3 of them it's easier to call it iPad 3. We all know its the new iPad at the moment but it probably wont be in the future...
 

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What is more important is when the hell MyBroadband is going to stop calling it the iPad 3. You don't call it the MacBook Air 22 or the iPod Nano 15. It's just the new or latest iPad. It really isn't that complicated to understand.

Yes but we need some way to distinguish between the different models, thats easy for everyone to understand and for the the MyBB journos to type out. It's a schlep having to type out the previous generation of Ipad - "the old Ipad" is a bit ambiguous due to there being two older models. That table for example would have to be labelled 1st generation Ipad, 2nd Generation Ipad, New ipad - so yeah get your panties out of a bunch and just accept that its easier for everyone if its called Ipad 2, 3 etc. Nobody gives a **** about Apples latest desire for us to refer to it as the new Ipad!
 

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Same, 32gb maybe, 16gb seems a bit light... Wonder about pricing though, 16gb wifi I reckon around R4999, 32gb R5999...

Should be 10% less when it launches here, exchange rate is good. Remember it went up 10% in January because if the exchange rate.
 

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Baaahhh Bah Bah


What's that?

Oh right, its all the iSheep blindly buying the new iPad...
 

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Considering MyBB had a new iPad to review, I can't believe that this article states it has Siri. Voice dictation sure, but not Siri.
 
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