Ipad2 upgradable to G4

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by anniep, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. anniep

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    Is it possible to upgrade the ipad 2 for G4 network when available? I hate to buy one if I will be stuck in the G3 world.
     
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    4g? If you're in the uk you'll have a loooong wait.
     
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    I am sorry, but the iPad 2 will not be upgradable to 4G. There has been been speculation that the iPad 3 will be, however, that might not come out till next year.
     
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    Not that 4G is yet a true standard although I’ve heard of similar talk. I suppose when that happens, my GF will be happy to receive my obsolete iPad2 of which I'm still waiting delivery...
     
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    I live and work in the Boston, MA area - not exactly a low-density, low-tech environment. 4G, you must be kidding me. Neither VZW (my personal wireless devices) nor AT&T (corporate BB) can provide a reliable 3G connection during my commute or on the weekends. So, I'd settle for consistent 3G coverage...
     
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    You mean G3 coverage right jnewell?

    Sorry, couldn't help myself...
     
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    I have a wifi only iPad 2 that I use in conjunction with a Verizon 4G mobile hotspot. That's really the only option since the 3G and 4G networks require different radios. Thus, the iPad 2 cannot be "upgraded" without a hardware modification and that ain't happenin'.

    The advantage, of course, is that in areas where 4G is available, I get near desktop wired cable speeds. Likewise, I don't have to have a 3G iPad, saving me the $130 premium for that model. Further, the mobile router can be used with my laptop and my smartphone along with the iPad. (A similar approach is available if you tether a 4G smartphone to your iPad.)

    The disadvantage is that I have a two year contract with Verizon (rather than the month to month 3G contract available with the iPad) and the cost is $50 per month rather than $30.
     
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    Sorry for the miss lead my point was that they May just jump the gun and release it Sept. With IOS 5 to shunt the many new androids now on the market. Maybe the article does fully support my post

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