You remember Apple’s new iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G right ? There have been some complaints across the globe (notably in Australia and the United Kingdom) regarding Apple’s branding of the 4G-LTE compatible iPads.So taking into consideration of the complaints, Apple has renamed iPad WiFi + 4G’ to ‘iPad WiFi + Cellular.So what happens to older iPads ?
All the first-generation iPad and iPad 2 models with 3G-data connections were referred to as “iPad WiFi + 3G,” and the 3G model of the 16GB iPad 2 that Apple still sells is still called “iPad 2 WiFi + 3G.”
9to5Mac noticed it and according to them,the change occurred within the last “24-48 hours” across many of Apple’s region-specific webstores as well as the retail locations.The source of this criticism of the 4G third-generation iPad models is the fact that the 4G LTE only functions in the U.S. and Canada, on a total of five carriers.
The third-generation iPad can still connect to any 3G bands worldwide below the LTE level, but Apple still formerly advertised 4G capabilities in non-iPad-4G LTE- supported regions.
Apple stopped that marketing weeks ago, but this new iPad name change marks Apple’s full point of not trying to fool customers. Apple did not simply make this iPad name change in the affected Australia and UK regions, but they changed also in the U.S., Canada, UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Ireland, and Hong Kong.
In Australian continent of the Apple store, where Apple has taken the most heat regarding the former 4G iPad branding.Here is what Apple had to say
This product supports very fast cellular networks. It is not compatible with current Australian 4G LTE networks and WiMAX networks
If you see acroos the different Apple Stores you can see the new iPad name of “iPad WiFi + Cellular” and the changes were made withing the last 24-48 hours with first on May 9th.
Apple retail stores have already begun changing out their signage to new “WiFi + Cellular” marketing.
Source : 9to5mac