Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 with More LTE Bands

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

Apple has announced 6.1 mm thin iPad Air 2 with weight less than a pound. iPad Air 2 features an improved Retina display with anti-reflective coating and is available in gold, silver and space gray. The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 also offer Touch ID and Apple Pay.

Apple Unveils LTE Capable iPad mini

iPad mini

Apple today unveiled new iPad mini along with fourth generation iPad. The new iPad mini also has built-in support for LTE and GSM/UMTS wireless standards including HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. The iPad mini is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad

IHS iSuppli: new iPad costs more to produce than iPad 2

iPad 3

According to IHS iSuppli, the new iPad is more expensive to produce than the iPad 2 at the time of product launch, even though the retail price points are the same. The 32GB LTE model’s bill of materials (BOM) is nearly 9 percent higher than an iPad 2 equipped with 32GB and 3G wireless, which carried a cost of approximately $335 at the time of product launch.

The Official iPad 3 Introduction video

The new iPad has a 4G LTEi radio, a lithium-ion polymer battery that lasts up to 10 hours, a new dual core Apple A5X processor and VGA front-facing and 1080p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video calling. The device boasts a QXGA (2048x1536) display, 4 times the resolution of the iPad 2.

Apple unveils new LTE capable iPad

iPad 3

Apple today launched the third generation iPad with new set of features that include Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics and 4G LTE support. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G with built-in next generation LTE capability also supports HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.

iMore: Apple's iPad 3 to support LTE

iPad

With rumors floating around for possible support of 4G LTE, a new report surfaced today which indicates that Apple plans to add LTE equipped radio to its third-generation iPad.

Verizon Wireless CEO: LTE is a game-changer, iPad not

Reuters reported that Verizon Wireless chief is confident that the future of market is bigger than Apple. 

Sprint shows the way for LTE/3G Overdrive

Sprint recently lauched a 3G/4G router named as Overdrive.  It’s a WiMAX modem that connects to 4G broadband wherever the service is offered.