Sprint could be the next carrier to support the iPad, Apple and Sprint have finished a version of the tablet that is compatible with Sprint’s network and it will launch in time for the holiday shopping season. Sprint Nextel sales associate told TUAW that they will be carrying a 4G iPad along with the iPhone 4, but will not be getting the iPhone 5 until 2012……………..
Apple and Sprint have completed work on a version of the iPad for Sprint’s data network, which appears to be ready for public consumption and will join the family of GSM (AT&T) and Verizon capable Apple tablets before the holidays. Sprint’s version of the iPad will differ significantly to that of its rival and there are no indications of it running on Sprint’s futuristic 4G WiMAX network, there must be some relatively important changes, otherwise it seems rather strange for Apple rejig the iPad rather than use the CDMA version already on Verizon’s books. Additionally, TUAW hinted at the possibility of a 4G iPad, but it seems doubtful that Apple would make such a significant change. One suspects that those looking for a 4G iPad will have to wait for the launch of Apple’s third iPad, unofficially branded the iPad 3, which could be hitting an Apple Store near you sometime in early 2012. here have been several reports of 4G, or as Apple prefers, LTE implementation on its devices, particularly the forthcoming iPhone. The North American smartphone market is strewn with a whole host of 4G compatible devices from the likes of HTC and old friend Sammy with 4G coverage spanning major cities such as Chicago, Dallas, and Boston. Despite the U.S. being prompt with future connectivity, in Europe adoption is painfully slow. Despite many field trials and extensive testing, it is unlikely that 4G will be commonplace in Europe for a couple more years yet and this lack of a worldwide buzz could be the primary reason behind Apple et al showing an apparent lack of enthusiasm for 4G.