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iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G unboxing photos posted

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, April 30, 2010
News Categories: iPad

iLounge has received its first iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G units for testing and has posted an unboxing gallery online. There are several small changes from the Wi-Fi-only model that are worthy of mention. The box the 3G model comes in is identical to that of the Wi-Fi-only model, save for two stickers on the back of the box that reference the fact that a 3G model is contained within; notably, the image of the iPad on the front does not depict the 3G model. The unit’s microSIM slot is found on the left side of the device, off-center, towards the bottom of the unit, and contains an AT&T-branded microSIM. This side of the device is completely bare on Wi-Fi-only models. Contents of the box are the same as the Wi-Fi-only model, save for the SIM card removal tool, and the antenna cover at the top is made from black matte plastic. Another notable item is that the device requires connection to iTunes in order to be usable; no software update is available or required, and rather than directing the user instantly to sign up for AT&T service, the iPad sits awaiting activation until you dive into the Settings menu and find the Cellular Data option yourself.

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Comments

1

Wanted to know whether the 3G iPad would be 4G data network compatible when it goes live hopefully in an year or more by ATT.

Posted by AvidMacUser on April 30, 2010 at 11:03 AM (PDT)

2

can someone cut a regular sim to micro sim size and see if it works PLEASEEE!

Posted by ian on April 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM (PDT)

3

Looks like you can’t sign up for data service if you use a credit card with a PO box as your billing address. Sounds like a big problem for business users.

Posted by audioman on April 30, 2010 at 3:42 PM (PDT)

4

can you plug in an external HD to the ipad?

do you recommend buying the 64GB?


thanks

Posted by sam on May 1, 2010 at 5:15 AM (PDT)

5

@Sam: No, the iPad does not support external HDDs.  I recommend buying the largest capacity device you can afford.  You get a substantially larger amount of storage, and it should holds its resale for a longer period of time.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on May 1, 2010 at 2:40 PM (PDT)

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