Are you ready for a 4G iPad? The next generation iPad could support LTE on Verizon, AT&T, or both, according to a new report.
New evidence has surfaced that further confirms Apple’s supposed ongoing tests of an LTE-compatible iPad and iPhone. While it was previously reported that Apple carrier partners are currently testing iPhone models equipped with LTE radios, a new report indicates the discovery of a LTE.plist file in iOS 5 developer builds for both the CDMA iPad 2 and GSM iPhone 4.
Though this finding does not necessarily confirm that Apple plans to release a 4G LTE-compatible tablet soon, it does suggest that company has been conducting tests with the wireless data networking standard, and it indicates the company will be ready to support LTE once coverage has expanded.
Currently, Verizon is the only carrier to offer the LTE network, though AT&T is set to launch its 4G LTE coverage to select cities this summer. If these rumors hold true, the iPad could join the ranks of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G, which is the only LTE-enabled tablet presently. The Motorola Xoom is set to upgrade to the higher-speed network in September.