New Ipad 'useless' on Swedish 4G: report
The Local · 9 Mar 2012, 07:19
Published: 09 Mar 2012 07:19 GMT+01:00
“We don’t know if the model will be sold here or not, we are trying to clarify this with Apple. If it will, then it would work with 3G and wifi, but not with 4G,” said Thomas Jönsson of Swedish-Finnish telecom giant Telia-Sonera to news agency TT.
The new Ipad will be released in Sweden on March 23rd, Apple confirmed in an email to TT, referring to an article in internet computer news site alltomac.se that states that the new Ipad would not be 4G compatible.
Apple told TT they had no more information than what had been said at the presentation of the new device.
According to Swedish telecom news site Telekomnyheterna, it would seem as if there is no version of the new Ipad that will work on the European 4G networks.
The new Ipad uses frequencies 700 and 2,100 megahertz, frequencies which in Sweden and in large parts of Europe are exclusive to 3G.
The first ipad was released in April 2010 and the second version was presented by Apple founder Steve Jobs in 2011.