It seems that Apple is finally ready to make the leap to 4G with its mobile devices, as the Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the upcoming iPad 3 will launch with 4G LTE capability on the AT&T and Verizon Wireless networks.
This report comes after a whirlwind of rumors that have been released about the next generation of iPads. Rumors about a 4G-enabled tablet have been talked about for months, but it has finally been confirmed as of late last night.
Verizon and AT&T are the only wireless providers to sell the iPad in the U.S. Both companies are hoping that the 4G feature on the device can attract new subscribers and help drive demand for faster service, much like the iPhone 3G/3GS did with 3G service.
If LTE service isn’t available, reports claim that the iPad 3 will fall back to a “slower network technology.” There are no confirmed reports about whether there will be multiple versions of the iPad; however, there have been leaked photos that show that there will be more than one model available.
The next generation of iPads is also rumored to include a retina display, run on a quad-core ARM processor, and have a slightly thicker back plate. Apple is expected to announce the device on March 7, so stay tuned and TabletPCReview will keep you updated on all of the latest iPad 3 news.