Sprint iPad on the way alongside iPhone 5?

Apple iPad 2 could come to Sprint

We know that the iPhone 5 should be coming to Sprint in October but the third-largest mobile operator may also be getting the Apple tablet to go along with it.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple has prepared a 3G iPad which will be compatible with Sprint’s network. This is different than the Verizon 3G iPad but the report doesn’t mention whether there will be WiMax 4G support or not. I don’t picture Apple being the biggest fan of WiMax but I think that having 4G in an iPad could be a very cool thing.

The AT&T version has a 3G iPad but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the next version have AT&T’s 4G. The issue is that having 4G on each network will require different radios and Apple generally doesn’t like to alter its devices too much for carriers.

Still, having an iPad available on Sprint is a solid option but let’s wait to see how the tablet data plans work out.

[Via 9to5Mac]

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