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Apple rebrands third-gen iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, May 14, 2012
News Categories: Apple, iPad

Apple over the weekend quietly went about changing the official name of its third-generation iPad with cellular data capabilities. Previously known as the Wi-Fi + 4G model, it is now referred to on Apple’s website and in its retail locations as the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. It “connects to the Internet over Wi-Fi and fast mobile data networks,” reads the description on Apple’s UK online store. Apple had been facing scrutiny from regulators in several countries, which claimed that the “4G” moniker was misleading as the device didn’t support 4G LTE networks anywhere but in the US and Canada. [via 9to5Mac]

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Using the “4G” moniker either took incredible chutzpah on Apple’s part, or incredible idiocy knowing the limitations.  Hopefully lessons were learned either way.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on May 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM (PDT)

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