This is a discussion on Will you try to exchange your wifi to 3G iPad? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by robb25j Originally Posted by traylorc Originally Posted by dabears I'm just curious for those who bought the wifi iPad such as myself. ...
I currently have a WiFi iPad and had a 3G iPad on order for my wife. And then I recently got a good deal on a Sierra 3G/4G MiFi Hot Spot from Ebay and signed up for a month to month unlimited data plan with Sprint. After being awed with the Hot Spot service i cancelled the 3G order and got my wife a WiFi version and we now both enjoy the MiFi service. Some will argue that $60/month is way to much, but i look at it as a wash since we both enjoy WiFi service and at the same time. And to top of the MiFi Hot Spot, we aslo have the flexibility to use it with our laptops or a combination thereof, not to mention 4G service where and when available. I'm not knocking the iPad 3G at all. For those of you waiting for it, you will truly enjoy the capability to log into the internet when and where you choose. The Hot Spot simply made more sense for our situation and either way you go,, having the option to log into 3G is defiantly a must have.
Made a stop at BB while I was up closer to the city. We discussed the 14 return with restocking fee and he said, the store where I purchased mine is in a different market, so their return policy is different. This particular store in the city says theirs is 30 days with no restocking fee....but, if you are a silver or above RZ card holder, that extends out to 45. He said he'd be more than happy to take my 16 back and swap it out for whatever I wanted on the 30th. I asked him if they were getting the 3G in for sure and he says, "unless Uncle Steve is telling a lie, they'll be here". Now, decisions, decisions.
Height:9.56 inches (242.8 mm)Width:7.47 inches (189.7 mm)Depth:0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
And the 3g is only .1 ounce heavier. Not enough to even tell a difference
Weight:1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model
From Apple tech specs:
iPad - Apple Store (U.S.)
From an Apple rep:
- You are chatting with Melinda M, an Apple Expert
- Hi, my name is Melinda M. Welcome to Apple!
- You: Hi. Are the 3g and wifi ipad the same size or is the 3g bigger?
- M: Good afternoon.
- M: They are exactly the same size, the only size difference is the capacity of storage.
And show me on any of the many many cases made for the ipad (leather, gelli, hard, screen protector, etc..) where there is one size for the wifi and another size for the 3g.
Published: Friday, March 12, 2010
News Category: iPad
In addition to the disclosure in Apple’s just-published FCC filings for the iPad that there are two Wi-Fi antennas per model, a separate Apple document has disclosed a previously unknown difference in the dimensions of the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models. According to the document, the Wi-Fi + 3G model is 0.3mm taller and 0.1mm wider than the Wi-Fi only model, in part apparently due to the 3G model’s top antenna panel. This is in addition to a previously disclosed 0.1 pound difference in weight between the models, which was announced on the date of the iPad’s introduction in January. Though this difference in dimensions is very modest, it will likely impact the compatibility of individual iPad models with some precision-molded cases and other accessories, which are commonly manufactured to fit tightly on Apple’s devices.
Copied from Apples web site.. which I would consider the official source over any other site..
Size and weight2
Height:9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width:7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth:0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight:1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model
1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model