Tell me the first thing you did when you got your new iPad was to load up [SpeedTest.net(http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speedtest.net-mobile-speed/id300704847?mt=8&at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im) and see just how fast that new, theoretically 72mbps, 4G LTE radio is? Or if you're outside the U.S. and Canada, that new, theoretically 42mbps HSPA+ radio?
The new iPad drops this week, complete with LTE connectivity, which means we need to start keeping an eye on AT&T's expanding coverage. AT&T has recently announced a bunch of new cities will be getting 4G goodness between April and early summer.
While Sprint added the iPhone 4S to their lineup last October, last week's new iPad event came and went with Sprint decidedly absent from the new iPad carrier announcements. So what's the deal? Will Sprint be getting the new iPad?
Now that you've decided to get the 4G LTE flavor of the new iPad in the US, the question becomes -- AT&T or Verizon, which carrier should you choose? For most of us, the decision will come down to two factors - coverage and pricing.
Apple has just confirmed live from today's iPad event that the iPad 3 will indeed have support for LTE. iMore recently reported LTE capabilities as confirmed by one of our sources as well. LTE will support the following carriers in North America - Rogers, Telus, Bell, AT&T, Verizon.
iPads equipped with 4G are showing up in Apple's inventory ahead of the iPad 3 event according to a 9to5Mac source. This would mean that 4G would not only be for US models, but international models as well. This lines up with our recent prediction that the iPad 3 would indeed be equipped with LTE.