Australia gets 4G for the iPad and iPad mini

Apple didn’t just announce the iPad mini in San Jose today, they have also announced a 4th generation iPad, just a little over six months since announcing the “new iPad”.

After a lot of controversy around the availability of 4G in Australia when the new iPad was announced with “4G” – 4G that was not compatible with Australian mobile networks – Apple has taken the LTE technology in the iPhone 5 and applied it to the iPad.

4G and LTE networks around the world – compatible with the iPad mini and 4th Gen iPad

Along with this expanded 4G, a new processor has been added, giving improved speed and graphics performance, as well as the new lightning adaptor for charging and docking.

The “new” new iPad will be a frustration for many who bought the “new iPad” earlier this year and wanted 4G, and the timing around the release will mean a bumper pre-Christmas sales period for Apple authorised resellers.

Advanced LTE – or 4G as we know it – is available in the 4th Generation iPad (replacing the 3rd Generation in stores) and also in the iPad mini.


Trevor Long travelled to San Jose as a guest of Apple


Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.

He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.

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