According to data acquired from mobile analytics platform, Localytics, 3G and 4G usage on the Apple iPad is minuscule compared to Wi-Fi usage.
In the last week, Localytics said that only 6 percent of all sessions on iPads were coming from cellular networks, the rest coming from Wi-Fi. The numbers show how the majority of the public aren’t interested in having 3G or 4G on their devices.
However, Localytics did find out that those who did have cellular chips in their iPads used both Wi-Fi and the cellular networks equally. On devices with 3G connectivity, it accounts for 45 percent of all usage. For 4G iPads, it accounts for 36 percent of all usage, at the moment.
One reason that customers aren’t in favor of coughing up more money to receive an iPad with 3G or 4G connectivity may be because of capped data plans. The arrival of 4G LTE access on the new iPad led to users watching videos, burning through their pre-allotted gigabytes of data usage very quickly.