So far we know, iPad 3 will have a Retina display, quad-core processor, now a new report claims that the iPad 3 will indeed be LTE capable, according to iMore which leaked the date of iPad 3 event exactly.
"The same source that originally told iMore Apple would be holding their iPad 3 event on March 7 has now let us know that the announcement will include 4G LTE networking. We'd heard previously that 4G LTE would be coming to iOS in 2012, but not whether it would make the cut for iPad 3, or whether Apple would save it for iPhone 5 in October."
Right now, AT&T’s LTE network is quasi nonexistent, while Verizon’s is comforting its lead.
It’s also interesting to note that LTE is a fairly new technology which has yet to be deployed in many other countries around the world. And we’re not even talking about the poor battery life that LTE-capable devices endure.
While the benefits of an iPad LTE are still limited, it would seem that Apple is betting on the future by adding LTE support to the iPad, and most likely the iPhone 5 later this year. That strategy would be in direct contradiction with the fact that the original iPhone was not 3G capable because Apple deemed the technology not widespread enough at the time, when it was actually much more available than LTE is today.
Are expecting the LTE feature for iPad?