New iPad for Sprint seemingly confirmed by Best Buy
A few days ago, when Apple officially announced the new LTE iPad, it said that the tablet would be released in the US via AT&T and Verizon. Sprint was not mentioned – although we all know that the third largest US carrier will also offer LTE services soon (with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus being its first LTE handset).
So, is the third-generation iPad not coming to Sprint, just like the first and second-generation did? Well, for now there’s no official answer to this question, but if the image seen below is to be believed, Sprint will have the new iPad at some point.
Said image – appeared over at Engadget – features a “Sprint iPad” included in Best Buy’s internal inventory system. Unfortunately, there’s no launch date or anything like that shown.
Last year, Sprint released its first-ever Apple device (the iPhone 4S), so it could definitely also score the new iPad this year. It remains to be seen if it’s going to happen.
The new iPad looks like the iPad 2, although it’s slightly thicker (9.4mm vs. 8.8mm). Its enhanced features include a Retina Display with 2048 x 1536 pixels, iOS 5.1, A5X dual-core processor, quad-core graphics, and a 5MP iSight camera with 1080p video recording. The tablet will become available starting March 16.