Finally responding to growing pressure from customers and regulators, Apple has stopped describing its new iPad as being as ‘4G capable’ in the UK and will instead use the phrase “WiFi + Cellular”.
Looking at Apple’s UK website there’s now no mention of the ‘4G’ model, with the company only offering “Wi-Fi” and “Wi-Fi + Cellular” variants of the hugely popular tablet.
What Apple were doing describing their tablets as ‘4G’ in the first place is anyone’s guess seeing as the United Kingdom has no such network.
Moreover, it was unlikely that the current iPad would ever be unable to connect to any of 4G, or Long Term Evolution (LTE), networks being trialled in the UK. .
Indeed, UK network Everything Everywhere spokesperson commented that its upcoming 4G network will not work on the currently available iPad, because Apple’s tablet “only works on the 700MHz and 2,100 Mhz spectrum bands.”