I was just reading a very good article on the BBC tech pages: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-15079004
about 4G vs LTE which I have to admit I thought were the samething. I am a big "geek" at heart and do my best to learn about all of the new technologies as they come out...It was only with the arrival of the newest iPad that I started to really read about the next generation wireless internet as more and more problems with the iPad started to arise.
The BBC article explains: "The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has the job of deciding which G is which. Under its definition, LTE is 3.9G. The ITU's standard for 4G technology demands that it be capable of pushing data around at a rate of 1 gigabit per second. LTE is designed to handle a mere 100 megabits per second."
An interesting fact which I didn't know; especially as the focus seems to be currently on rolling out LTE not 4G, although alot of countries seem to interchange the two titles which from the speed difference seems misleading...not unlike the new iPad.
So Apple have now removed the LTE/4G details from the new iPad (in Europe anyways) it's now branded as Wifi + cellular as with previous models. How about all of the Australians that went out and bought iPads as Telstra has 4G networks and then found that their shiny new iPad wouldn't connect...Apple as always did the right thing and refunded everyone. Apple do always do "the right thing" but they seem to be backed into a corner with every new product they release. The iPhone 4 had "Antenna-Gate" and everyone got free bumpers and now the LTE issues with the new iPad. Originally I understood that the iPad's LTE compatability issues could be fixed with an iOS upgrade but maybe not? Although we have no LTE or 4G in the UK or France so I guess it doesn't matter to us anyways...
Personally I can't wait for the rollout of 4G so I can sit on the beach and use my iPad at super fast speeds but it seems like it still a ways off. Does anyone have LTE or 4G access themselves and whats the experience like? Is that LTE or 4G?
Despite all of the issues that surround Apple products (like me) do you still go out and buy the new one every year? What are your thoughts on the new iPad vs the previous ones?